Upcoming Course Offerings

In the upcoming academic year, I will be teaching two courses at the University of Victoria: Modern Canadian Poetry (ENGL 452; Fall 2019) and Alcohol in/and Modernist Fiction (ENGL 480; Spring 2020). I am teaching both for the first time, but they draw heavily on my past and present research interests. For more information about either of these courses, please …

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Doctoral Thesis Awards

I am delighted to share that my dissertation, “Canadian Modernist Poetry and the Rise of Personal Religions,” has been selected as the recipient of the Dalhousie Doctoral Thesis Award, which recognizes “the best thesis submitted by Doctoral students in the 2018 calendar year,” as well as the Malcolm Ross Thesis Award for the best MA or PhD thesis on Canadian …

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My New Bibliography of Margaret Avison

“Bibliography of Margaret Avison, 1987-2017.” The Avison Centenary in 2018. Ed. David A. Kent. Spec. issue of Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews 80-81 (Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter 2017): 216-69.

I was asked to help celebrate Avison’s centenary (2018) by contributing an updated bibliography to David A. Kent’s special issue of Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews. I am grateful to David, …

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New article in the University of Toronto Quarterly

“Beyond the Temple and the Cave: William James, E.J. Pratt, and Christian-Spiritualist Syncretisms.” University of Toronto Quarterly 86.4 (2017): 1-26.

I am happy to announce that my article on James, Pratt, religious syncretism, and personal religions in Canadian poetry has now been published. If you belong to an institution that subscribes to the University of Toronto Quarterly, you may …

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