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Dr. Holly Faith Nelson, who was born in Ayrshire in Scotland, has been teaching in the English Department of Trinity Western University since 2000, the year she completed her Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University. Though she enjoys teaching literature from many different historical periods, her area of expertise is literature of the seventeenth and long eighteenth centuries. She is fascinated by the role gender plays in the production of imaginative texts; the ways in which trauma is manifested or repressed in literary works; the impact of war on creative writing; the possibilities of scriptotherapy; and the treatment of the Scot in literature. She has published on authors from Julian of Norwich to William Wordsworth and has a particular interest in Henry Vaughan, Margaret Cavendish, Daniel Defoe, and James Hogg. She lives in Langley, British Columbia, where she enjoys the beauties of nature every day.

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