Anna Lepine has been a member of John Abbott College’s Department of English since 2007. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University (Drama and Theatre), a Master’s from Concordia University (English literature), and a PhD from the University of Ottawa (Victorian literature). Her doctoral dissertation, “The Old Maid in the Garret: Representations of the Spinster in Victorian Culture,” was awarded the Pierre Laberge Thesis Prize. She has published several articles on the portrayal of the spinster in Victorian culture and has presented papers at a variety of academic conferences. Current teaching interests include nineteenth-century British literature; the portrayal of women in literature; literature and science; and drama and theatre.