Patricia Demers FRSC researches and teaches in the areas of early modern women's writing; Elizabethan and Jacobean drama; 17th-century poetry;18th-century novels; biblical literature; children's literature; and contemporary women's writing. She has published articles on these topics in Mosaic, English Studies in Canada, Semeia, Sixteenth Century Journal, Huntington Library Quarterly, Renaissance and Reformation, Bunyan Studies, Literature and Theology, and Topia, among others. Her books include two edited anthologies of children's literature, From Instruction to Delight: Children's Literature to 1850 (second edition, 2004; third edition, 2008; fourth edition, 2015) and A Garland from the Golden Age, and these critical studies: Women as Interpreters of the Bible; Heaven Upon Earth: The Forms of Moral and Religious Children's Literature to 1850; P. L. Travers; Louis Hémon's Maria Chapdelaine; The World of Hannah More; Women's Writing in English: Early Modern England and editor, Hannah More's Coelebs in Search of a Wife. She was awarded the University Cup in 2005 and the CAUT Sarah Shorten Award in 2008. She has served as Department Chair (1995-98) and Vice-President of SSHRC (1998-2002); she is the Past President of The Royal Society of Canada (2005-07). She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2016.