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Nicolette Little

Nicolette Little


University of Toronto (Hons. BA); Dalhousie University (MA)

Nicolette Little is the recipient of multiple awards in the field of English literature, including the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship (2005-2006), Samuel James Stubbs Award (2004) and C.L. Burton Award (2003). She was also inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society for excellence in English studies (2005).

Although coming from a nineteenth-century British literature background, Nicolette’s current research interests include the representation of social relationships and women’s issues in emerging Canadian and world literatures. Pedagogically speaking, she is interested in English proficiency levels (especially in recent high school graduates and post-secondary students), best practices in teaching literacy skills and the implications of gender in post-secondary learning environments

In addition to teaching, Nicolette works as a professional copywriter, editor and speechwriter, running The English Mechanic ( and writing for a plethora of publications, as well as corporate and not-for-profit clients. She brings a strong background in literature and technical writing to her communications, literature and humanities courses at Sheridan College.