Postgraduate Certificate, Humber College School of Writing
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
Ph.D., English, Western University
M.A., English, Western University
Combined Honours B.A. in English and French at the University of Toronto and the Université
Research and Scholarly Interests
Contemporary Canadian Poetry
Dialogues with Frankenstein 1818
The Brontes: Romance, Realism, and Myth
Major British Authors
Revelation in Literature
General Literature and Composition
Keats and Shelley
Blake and Shelley: Visionary Poetics
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature
Nineteenth-Century British Literature
The Prophetic in Literature
The Family in Literature
Women and Literature: Romantic Women Novelists
Women and Literature: Victorian Women Novelists
Women and Literature: Repressions and Representations of the Maternal
Postmodern Canadian Literature
Introduction to English Literature
The Major Forms of Oral Discourse
Poetry and Prosody
Monsters, Ghosts, and Demons in the Nineteenth Century
“‘Let Me Converse with Spirits’: Haunting Interactions in P.B. Shelley’s Disembodied
Dialogues” to New Perspectives on Romantic Interactions (Jagiellonian University Press, 2020).
“Fractal Fiction in Alice Munro’s ‘Too Much Happiness’” in Alice Munro Everlasting: Essays on Her Works II. Ed. J.R. Struthers. Toronto: Guernica Press, 2020: 387-407. Essential Writers
“Frankenstein 1818: Reproduction, Autobiography, and Dialogue.” Lamar Journal of the Humanities: Special Issue: Bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Vol. 44, No. 1, Spring 2019: 9-28.
“A Tale of Two Rousseaus” in European Romantic Review. Vol. 30, Issue 1. March 2019: 70-76.
“Shelley’s ‘Hymn to Intellectual Beauty’ and Rousseau’s Julie: the Mirror and the
Lake.” Wordsworth Circle. Winter, Vol. 48. 2017: 51-59.
“Dream Shapes as Quest or Question in Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound” in Romantik: Journal for the Study of Romanticisms. Vol. 5, 2016: 110-126.
“An Eerie and Numinous Place of Quiet Unknowing: Alice Munro’s ‘The Love of A Good
Woman’ in Context” in The Windsor Review: Alice Munro, A Souwesto Celebration. Eds. J.R. Struthers and John B. Lee. Vol. 47. No. 2. Spring, 2015: (104-24).
If water breathes (Wipf and Stock, 2019).
gravity loves the body: poems by monika lee (Southwestern Ontario Press, 2008).
Rousseau’s Impact on Shelley: Figuring the Written Self, Romantic Reassessment, Vol.
154, Salzburg Studies in Literature, Lewiston: 1999.
skin to skin with Shelly Harder (Fire-stealing Primates’ Press, 2016)