I hold a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto, where I studied under the supervision of Dr. Barbara Havercroft. I currently work as a communication instructor in U of T's Engineering Communication Program and at Woodsworth College's Academic Writing Centre. I am also the Reviews Editor at The Puritan literary magazine.
My areas of research are late twentieth and twenty-first century Canadian & Québécois literature. I am specifically interested in language/social politics, confessional discourse, and avant-garde poetics. My dissertation, Textual Transgressions: Confessional Discourse in Late Twentieth Century Canadian and Québécois Writing, examined the use of confessional rhetoric as a vehicle for social critique in the works of six late modernist/postmodernist writers. I have published in Québec Studies, Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne, and ESC: English Studies in Canada, as well as in a variety of popular magazines. I have articles forthcoming on Sheila Heti, Heather O'Neill, and Claire Holden Rothman.
I am currently working on a critical edition of Elizabeth Smart's 1945 novel By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (Ottawa UP).
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