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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William James in a seance, sometime before 1910


Canadian Modernist Poetry and the Rise of Personal Religions

Recipient of 2018 Dalhousie Doctoral Thesis Award and the Malcolm Ross Thesis Award; nominated for Canadian Association for Graduate Studies/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award (results pending).

My dissertation, “Canadian Modernist Poetry and the Rise of Personal Religions,” examined the influence of what William James calls “personal religion” in relation to the mid-twentieth-century …

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