Chair, School of Humanities
Professor, English, School of Humanities
Office: Ursuline Hall, Room 337
Telephone: 519-432-8353 ext 28244
- B.A. (Hons), University of Toronto
- M.A., Western University
- Ph.D., Western University
Research and Scholarly Interests
- Medieval and Renaissance literature
- SF and Fantasy
- Children’s literature
- Canadian literature
- Graphic Novels
- The Storyteller’s Art ll, English 1028F/G
- Children’s Literature, English 2033E
- Middle English Literature, English 3318E
- Renaissance Literature, English 3328E
- Shakespeare, English 3330E
- The Blazing World to the Hunger Games: Girls, Women, Utopia, Dystopia, English 2877F/G
- Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror: Bridging the Solitudes (co-edited with Amy J. Ransom). Palgrave, 2019.
- “From Wonder to Horror: Stephen King’s Revival and Robertson Davies’s Deptford Trilogy.” In The Modern Stephen King Canon: Beyond Horror. Ed. Philip L. Simpson and Patrick McAleer.Lexington, 2018. 167-80.
- The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics and Graphic Novels (co-edited with Eric Hoffman). University Press of Mississippi, 2017.
- Approaching Twin Peaks: Critical Essays on the Original Series (co-edited with Eric Hoffman). McFarland, 2017.
- “Aardvarkian Gothic.” Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 8.6 (Fall 2017): 560-71.
- “An Alternative History of Canadian Cartoonists.” International Journal of Comic Art 17.2 (2016): 133-61.
- The Science Fiction of Phyllis Gotlieb: A Critical Reading. McFarland & Co., 2015
- Seth: Conversations (co-edited with Eric Hoffman). University Press of Mississippi, 2015.
- Chester Brown: Conversations (co-edited with Eric Hoffman). Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013.
- Dave Sim: Conversations (co-edited with Eric Hoffman). Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013.
- “The Anti-Heinleinian Hero of The Last Canadian.” Foundation 110 (2011): 60-72.
- “Writers and Metafiction in Three Stephen King Texts.” Critical Insights: Stephen King. Ed. Gary Hoppenstand. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2010. 61–77.
- “The Canterbury Tales: The Critical Reception.” Critical Insights: The Canterbury Tales. Ed. Jack Lynch. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2010. 17–30.