Associate Professor of English
Cultural & Creative Studies, School of Arts and Social Sciences
Todd Pettigrew earned his PhD at the University of Waterloo in 1998. He joined the faculty of Cape Breton University in 2000 and is currently Associate Professor of English in the Department of Languages and Letters. His research focuses mainly on the literature and culture of the English Renaissance, especially drama and its relationship to early scientific discourses such as medicine. He is a contributor to The Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopedia and is the author of Shakespeare and the Practice of Physic (U of Delaware Press, 2007; winner of the Jay Halio Prize), among many other publications. In addition to his work as an actor, director, and singer, he is frequently asked to comment on educational matters in the media, and has for many years served as an official in national and international spelling competitions. He teaches a wide range of courses including Shakespeare, History of the English Language, Detective Fiction, and The Literature of Sport.