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PhD, University of British Columbia
I am Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of English Language and Literatures and Chair of the Co-ordinated Arts Program. My research has generally focused on contemporary American poetry and its relation to crisis and memory; more recently, my scholarship has turned toward pedagogy and I am exploring pedagogies of poetry, considering methods for incorporating cultural studies of poetry into the classroom. I am also working on several initiatives to enhance pedagogies for scholarly speaking at UBC, including my TLEF-funded online teaching resource the PASS (Precedents Archive for Scholarly Speaking). I have articles published in English Studies in Canada, Memory Studies, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Pedagogy, Contemporary Literature, and Discourse and Writing/ Rédactologie.
- “Speaking Against Inequity in the Writing Classroom: Challenging the Performance Paradigm for Undergraduate Oral Presentations” (with Craig Stensrud). Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie. Vol. 32, 2022, pp. 335-355.
- “The Conceptual Poet as Witness.” Contemporary Literature, vol. 61, no. 4, 2021, pp. 505-529.
- “Beyond Dead Poet’s Society: Cultural Criticism and Conceptual Poetry in the University Classroom.” Pedagogy, vol. 20, no. 3, 2020, pp. 499-521.
- “Toward a New Poetics of Witness: Juliana Spahr’s This Connection of Everyone with Lungs.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, vol. 26, no. 1, 2017, pp. 175-200.
- “Poetry as Monument: Jenny Holzer and the Memorial Poems of 9/11.” Memory Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, 2015, pp.183-196.
- “Remounting, Remembering: Gendered Memorials and Colleen Wagner’s The Monument.” English Studies in Canada, vol. 35, no .4, 2009, pp. 71-94.
Ragtime for Beginners: Poems. Killick, 2008