Huw Osborne

Huw Osborne
Huw Osborne
Associate Professor and Head of English Department
Massey 325 (SCC 35, 2018-2019)
(613) 541-6000 ext 6269
(613) 541-6405
Department of English

College Address

Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
K7K 7B4

Personal and Professional Bio:

Huw's past research examined the career of the English language Welsh novelist Rhys Davies in the context of identity and the literary market. This project was followed by a work on the professional, political, and cultural career of Charles Lahr, a 1930s London bookstore owner. His books include Rhys Davies (University of Wales Press, 2009), The Rise of the Modernist Bookshop (Ashgate, 2015; Routledge 2016), Queer Wales: The History, Culture and Politics of Queer Life in Wales (University of Wales Press, 2016), and Queer Square Mile: Queer Short Stories from Wales (Parthian 2021), co-edited with Kirsti Bohata and Mihangel Morgan. His current interest is in queer Welsh fantasy and SF.


Modern British Literature, Welsh Literature, Book History, and Queer Theory.

Recent Publications:

  • Queer Square Mile: Queer Short Stories from Wales. Ed. Kirsti Bohata, Mihangel Morgan, and Huw Osborne. 2021.
  • Queer Wales: the history, culture and politics of queer life in Wales. Ed. Huw Osborne. 2016. Queer Wales
  • The Rise of the Modernist Bookshop: Books and the Commerce of Culture in the Twentieth Century.  Ed. Huw Osborne. 2015. The Rise of the Modernist Bookshop
  • "Cocked and Ready: Teaching the Humanities in the Royal Military College of Canada Classroom." Military and Academic Cultures. Ashgate. 2010.
  • Rhys Davies. University of Wales Press. 2009.
  • 'What a fine body of men they are': Class, Gender, Sexuality, and the Authorial Identity of Rhys Davies." The Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English. 2009.

Courses Taught:

  • ENE100/110 Introduction to Literary Studies and University Writing Skills
  • ENE210 Reading the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present
  • ENE311 British Literature: 1890s to 1945
  • ENE313 Postmodern British Literature
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