BA (Hons), MA, Dip, M.Litt, LPC

Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities

604.986.1911 ext. 2317
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LPC, Legal Practice Certificate, College of Law (Chester, UK), 1998.

M.Litt., Master of Letters in Politics, Oxford University, 1997.

Diploma, World Politics, London School of Economics, 1991.

MA, English, University of British Columbia, 1990.

BA (Honours), English/History, West London Institute (Brunel University), 1988.


Ian Cresswell (M.Litt., Oxford University, 1997) is an instructor in the English department at Capilano University.

After receiving degrees in English, history, politics and law, Cresswell practised as a lawyer (solicitor) in England, specializing in civil litigation. In the course of his legal career, he made several appearances in court as an advocate, and otherwise in a supporting role for counsel.

Drawing on experience gained as a Graduate Teaching Associate in English at the University of British Columbia, Cresswell then emigrated to Canada to pursue a career as an instructor at Capilano University.

I teach English literature, and my courses at Capilano University reflect my particular interests in Classical and Renaissance drama, Russian and French literature, literary theory, photography and memory and, more generally, the intersections of literary texts with philosophy and ethics.

My background in law has enabled me to explore literary treatments of natural and positive law as well as more culturally specific interpretations and applications of jurisprudence.

I also teach English 100, which I consider to be an important course not just in the development of (academic) writing skills but more generally in its focus on critical thinking, which I take to be a starting point for ethical thinking.

Cresswell, Ian. Britain and Monetary Union. Prometheus Europe, 1995.