The Department of English mourns the passing of a long-time contract faculty member, Ila Goody. Prof. Goody earned her doctorate degree in English literature from the University of Toronto in the mid-seventies. She began teaching at York as a contract faculty member in 1984 and, over the years, taught an impressive variety of courses in the English Department and the Humanities Department.
Goody was the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson and SSHRC awards. She published articles in peer-reviewed journals and books, and was invited to give numerous lectures at universities across the globe. Her teaching and research interests include literary theory, culture of place, Gothic and Romantic literature, technology and media studies, detective fiction, children’s literature, as well as British and American fiction, and Japan and the West.