Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2333
Room: LB 653.12
I was originally drawn to Victorian literature by my interest in Tennyson and the poetry of the period, and I retain a strong interest in Tennyson's work. But my interests have expanded, prompted by teaching and by my desire to explore the complexity of nineteenth-century writing in Britain, including the historical forces which have neglected, and are now rediscovering, the literature of the period. My research interests are closely allied to teaching. At the undergraduate level, I regularly teach courses in nineteenth-century British literature, mainly Victorian, and also in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novel Recent graduate courses include “What is Money?: Victorian Currencies”, “The Nineteenth-Century Scottish Novel”, “The Brownings”, “The Victorian Long Poem”, and “Jane Austen and the 'Silly Novel'”. Recent M.A. supervision includes theses on R.L. Stevenson and A.H. Clough. I currently serve as the undergraduate academic advisor for the English department.
B.A. (University of Toronto), M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)