Early holograph of 'By Grand Central Station' written by hand by Elizabeth Smart & gifted to a friend https://t.co/eez3ipwcgz
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 as an ELL Specialist in the Writing and Learning Centre at OCAD U.
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 literary journals. I have a chapter forthcoming in the edited collection Avant Canada.
I am currently working on a critical edition of Elizabeth Smart's 1945 novel By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept.
Please see my CV for more information about my research, teaching, and academic involvement.
My Academia.edu profile can be found here.