Brief CV

Education

2010: PhD in English (McGill)
2001: MA in English (Saskatchewan)
1999: BA (Hon.) (Saskatchewan)

Academic Appointments

2014: Assistant Professor, Memorial University
2011: Faculty Lecturer, McGill University

Selected Publications

“‘Do I feel lucky?’: Moral Luck, Bluffing, and the Ethics of Eastwood’s Outlaw-Lawman in Coogan’s Bluff and the Dirty Harry Films.” Film-Philosophy 21:1 (2017): 20-36.

"Tom King's John Wayne: The Western in Green Grass, Running Water." Canadian Literature 225 (2016): 66-80.

"Anthology on the Radio: Robert Weaver and CBC Radio's Anthology." Anthologizing Canadian Literature: Theoretical and Cultural Perspectives. Ed. Robert Lecker. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2015.

“The Metaphor of Celebrity, Three Superheroes, and One Persona or Another.” The Journal of Popular Culture 47:3 (2014): 571-90.

The Metaphor of Celebrity: Canadian Poetry and the Public, 1955-1980. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2013.

“Irving Layton’s Televised ‘Public Poetry’ and The Pierre Berton Show.” Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews 73 (2013): 32-53.

“Celebrity and Passing in Gwendolyn MacEwen’s The T.E. Lawrence Poems.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 46:3 (2011): 531-50.

“Celebrity and the Poetic Dialogue of Irving Layton and Leonard Cohen.” Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne 34:2 (2009): 77-105.

“Parading the Underworld of New Orleans in Ondaatje’s Coming Through Slaughter.” American Review of Canadian Studies 38:4 (2008): 473-94.

Selected Presentations

"The Western Genre and Adventures for Boys in H.A. Cody’s Rod of the Lone Patrol." Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English Conference / Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Calgary. May 29, 2016.

“Listening to the Unscripted: Irving Layton as a Voice for the Archives.” CanLit across Media: Unarchiving the Temporal Literary Event. Concordia University. Montreal. June 6, 2015.

“The West Turns North: The Western in Canadian Literature and Culture.” North-east Modern Languages Association Conference. Ryerson University. April 30-May 3, 2015.

“Irving Layton’s Broadcast Controversies: Fighting Words and The Pierre Berton Show.” Whatever Else: An Irving Layton Symposium. University of Ottawa. May 3, 2013.

“Fighting Words: Irving Layton on Radio and Television.” Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics. Mount Allison University. September 22, 2012.

“Grandstanding in Canadian Poetry.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English Conference / Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. May 28, 2012.

“Religion and Celebrity in Gwendolyn MacEwen’s The T.E. Lawrence Poems.” Tools of the Sacred, Techniques of the Secular Conference. Université Libre de Bruxelles. May 6, 2010.

“Celebrity without Progeny? The Poetic Dialogue of Irving Layton and Leonard Cohen.” North-east Modern Language Association Conference. Boston University. February 27, 2009.

Teaching

2014-16 at Memorial University: Critical Reading and Writing, Modern Canadian Fiction, Canadian Literature 1970 to the Present, The Western, Public Intellectuals in Canada, Contemporary Theory and Practice, What Is Film?

2007-12 at McGill University: Canadian Literature, Westerns and the West, American Literature, Studies in a Canadian Author: Margaret Atwood, Poetics, Introduction to Film as Mass Medium

Membership

Modern Language Association (MLA) and North-east Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)

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