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Faculty of Humanities
English Language & Literature
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
- ENGL 4V38 Keats and Romanticism (Fall 2012)
- ENGL 3P32 Romanticism II: Women Writers of the Romantic Period (Fall 2012)
- ENGL 3P41 Gothic Writing (Winter 2013)
- ENGL 5P01 Graduate Seminar in Research and Professional Development (Fall-Winter 2012-2013)
- PhD (Waterloo, 2002)
- MA (Waterloo, 1997)
- BA (Hons.) (Algoma/Laurentian, 1996)
My broad area of expertise is British Romantic Literature and Culture, and I maintain research and teaching interests in the History of Medicine (especially the history of surgery), Body Studies, Gothic, and Speculative Fiction. My research attends to treatments of the body at the interesections of literature and medicine in the "Romantic Century" (1750-1850), particularly in terms of the construction and representation of authority as it relates to notions of health, illness, and "bodiliness." My current project addresses what I call "patient narratives" and examines what it meant to be a patient in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Selected Recent Publications
"Medicine." A Handbook to Romanticism Studies. Ed. Julia M. Wright and Joel R. Faflak. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 375-90.
"Communicable Dis-Ease: Wordsworth's 'Discharged Soldier'." Lumen 28 (2009): 139-50.
Staging Pain, 1580-1800: Violence and Trauma in British Theater. Ed. James Robert Allard & Mathew R. Martin. Burlington, VT & Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2009.
"Joanna Baillie and the Theater of Consequence." Staging Pain, 1580-1800: Violence and Trauma in British Theater. Ed. James Robert Allard & Mathew R. Martin. Burlington, VT & Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2009. 169-83.
"In Submission; Frances Burney's Patient Narrative." Liberating Medicine, 1720-1835. The Enlightenment World Series. Ed. Tristanne Connolly & Steve Clark. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009. 181-92.
Romanticism, Medicine, and the Poet's Body. The Nineteenth Century Series. Burlington, VT & Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2007.
"The Eyes Have It: Seeing the Beautiful in Gray's Anatomy." Image and Imagery: Beauty and the Abject. Ed. Corrado J. A. Federici, Leslie Boldt-Irons, & Ernesto Virgulti. New York: Peter Lang, 2007. 103-15.
"John Thelwall and the Politics of Medicine." European Romantic Review 15 (2004): 73-87.
"Spectres, Spectators, Spectacles: Matthew Lewis' The Castle Spectre." Gothic Studies 3 (2002): 246-61.
Selected Awards, Grants, and Honours
- Top Ten Finalist (2009) and Nominee (2010) for TVO's Best Lecturer Competition
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant: Priority Announcement--History of Medicine (2008-2011)
- John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature (2006)