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David Hyttenrauch

Education:
B.A., M.A. (Windsor)
M.Phil., D.Phil (Oxford)

Email: dhyttenrauch@mtroyal.ca

David Hyttenrauch is on a part-secondment as Chair of Interior Design. Dedicated to service leadership, he was Chair of Mount Royal's Academic Council from 2002–2005, President of the Mount Royal Faculty Association from 2005-2010, and President of the Alberta Colleges and Institutes Faculties Association from 2010–2012. He served as Chair of English, Languages, and Cultures from 2012 to 2020, including the merger of the former departments of English, Languages, and Cultures, in 2015.

David is a Professor (2018) of English in the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures. His original expertise was in late medieval literature, particularly Arthurian romance. His focus has shifted towards fantasy literature and its medieval roots. He developed Mount Royal's first fantasy course. In 2020, taught a fourth-year course in fantasy world-building, which brought together the overlapping experiences of reading, gaming, cosplaying, creating and writing. He has also enjoyed teaching composition and a broad range of dramatic literature courses. He has given a number of guest lectures especially on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and George R.R. Martin. He has published and presented on J.R.R. Tolkien's work and served as dramaturge on two professional theatre productions of The Hobbit, in Banff and Calgary.