MA, Ph.D. (Toronto 1955, 1957)
Department Head of Germanic Studies from 1980 to 1985. She has contributed some thirty essays on German, Comparative, Czech and Polish literature to books and periodicals, has written introductions to plays and theatre programs, and several of her essays have been reprinted in collections of literary criticism or translated and reprinted in other languages. In 1972 and 1992 she was awarded UBC Excellence in Teaching awards; in 1988 she received the order of the Ordo Scriptores Bohemici in Prague; in 1992 she was awarded the Boeschenstein medal of the CAUTG
The Silenced Theatre: Czech Playwrights Without a Stage, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1979.
(Editor) The Filter of Translation, Special Issue of the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, Vol. VII, No. 2, 1980. * (Editor) Dramacontemporary: Czechoslovakia (with Introduction), New York: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1985.
(Editor) The Vanìk Plays: Four Authors One Character (with Introduction), Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1987.
(Editor) Good-Bye, Samizdat: Twenty Years of Czechoslovak Underground Writing (with Introduction), Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1992.
(Co-editor) Critical Essays on Václav Havel (with Introduction), New York: G.K.Hall, 1999.
Courses currently teaching
German, Polish and Czech literature