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Mount Saint Vincent University|Dalhousie University|BA|MA, PhD
I moved from Nova Scotia to Vancouver in 1997 to teach at UBC. My teaching and research interests include 19th-21st century literary and cultural studies; Gothic studies; Victorian literature and 19th-century studies; science/speculative fiction and fantasy; dystopian/post-apocalyptic narratives; children’s literature; Modernism (especially British and Irish); rhetoric and composition including technical/professional communication. Earlier publications and conference papers focused on Anita Brookner, D.H. Lawrence, Spanish Civil War literature, and Christina Stead. More recently, with Brett Grubisic and Tara Lee, I co-edited Blast, Corrupt, Dismantle, Erase: Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature (WLUP 2014) and I contributed a chapter, “Bluebeard’s Women Fight Back: the Gothic heroine in contemporary film and Heidi Lee Douglas’s Little Lamb(2014)”, to the edited collection Gothic Heroines on Screen: Representation, Interpretation, and Feminist Enquiry (Routledge 2019). A series of recent papers (2018-21) has addressed gendering of synthetic humans in recent science fiction films, especially Blade Runner 2049 and Ex Machina.