Freya Abbas

MA Candidate


Areas of Interest

  • History of the English Language
  • Ecocriticism
  • South Asian Literatures in English
  • Renaissance Literature
  • Early American Literature
  • Indigenous Literature 


I am interested in linguistic approaches to literature including the spread of diasporic Englishes in South Asia and the influence of loanwords from Algonquian languages on early American literature. 

List of Publications

Abbas, Freya. “Review: ‘Indigenous Toronto’ Speaks to Thousands of Years of History.” Shrapnel Magazine, 17 Sept. 2021.