Assistant Professor of English
MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Victorian literature, phenomenologies of mobility, techniques of the body, accidental phenomena, histories of stuttering and speech rehabilitation.
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. Advisor: Dr. Pamela K. Gilbert, University of Florida.
Ph.D. University of Western Ontario, ON, Canada
M.A. University of Victoria, BC, Canada
B.A. University of Victoria, BC, Canada
“Introduction.” Guest editor for a special issue of Victorian Review on “Victorians and Risk.” (Forthcoming Fall 2014).
“‘Some trick of the moonlight’: Seduction and the Moving Image in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” Victorian Literature and Culture 40:2 (2012): 523-47. (Runner-up for the 2013 Donald Gray Prize for the best essay published in the field of Victorian studies).
“Wilkie Collins and Risk.” Blackwell Companion to Sensation Fiction. Ed. Pamela K. Gilbert. (2011).
“Railway Fatigue and the Coming-of-Age Narrative in Lady Audley’s Secret.” Victorian Review 34:1 (2008): 131-53.
“Ghostly Foundations: Multicultural Space and Vancouver’s Chinatown in Sky Lee’s Disappearing Moon Cafe.” Studies in Canadian Literature 29:1 (2004): 85-105.
Review of Amy G. Richter’s Home on the Rails: Women, the Railroad, and the Rise of Public Domesticity. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2005. Victorian Review 33:1 (2007): 141-43.
“Stuttering’s Haunted Speech: Media History, Mechanical Voices, and the Uncanny.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) annual conference. London ON (November 2014).
“Deleuzian Stuttering and the Black Bile of Cultural Studies.” Canadian Association of Cultural Studies (CACS) annual conference. Waterloo ON (January 2014).
“Victorian Speech Disfluency and the Metaphorics of Causality.” NAVSA annual conference. Pasadena CA (October 2013).
“Victorian Stuttering Humor and Elocutionary Annihilation.” Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada (VSAWC) annual conference. Vancouver BC (April 2013).
“Dickens’s Extraordinary Traveller: Immersive Media Forms and the World as Panorama.” VSAWC annual conference. Victoria BC (April 2012).
“The Stutterer’s ‘Imitative Propensity’: Performative Contagion in Victorian Speech Rehabilitation.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) annual conference. Nashville TN (November 2011).
“C-c-c-contagious Stuttering: Imitation and the Family Drama of Victorian Speech Rehabilitation.” Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada (VSAWC) annual conference. Banff AB (April 2011).
“Hesitant Forms of Speech: Victorian Stuttering and the Habitual Unconscious.” British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) annual conference. Glasgow, Scotland (September 2010).
“Speed Scenes circa 1850: A Dickensian Dromology?” VSAWC annual conference. Vancouver BC (October 2009).
“‘The more material media through which this story moves’: Narrative Velocity in Hardy’s Desperate Remedies.” VSAWC annual conference. Winnipeg MB (October 2008).
“Dickens and the Systematic Accident: Railway Disasters and Political Economy Beyond Dombey and Son.” NAVSA annual conference. Victoria BC (October 2007).
“The Pleasures of Imminent Disaster: Thrill Rides and British Imperialism from the Big Wheel to the London Eye.” VSAWC annual conference. Calgary AB (November 2006).
“Victorian Skylines and the Mechanics of Criminal Mobility: The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack.” Association of Canadian College and University Teacher’s of English (ACCUTE) annual conference. Toronto ON (May 2006).
“Victorian Time Machines and the Fantasy of Motion Simulation: The Case of the ‘Wells-Paul Idea.’” NAVSA annual conference. Charlottesville VA (October 2005).
“From Traveler to Living Parcel: Post-Romantic Bodies in Motion in the Age of the British Railway System.” ACCUTE annual conference. Joint panel with NAVSA. London ON (May 2005).
“Reading Visual ‘Up-to-Dateness’ in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” VSAWC annual conference. Edmonton AB (September 2003).
“‘Some Trick of the Moonlight’: Visual Culture’s Vampire-Effect in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” ACCUTE annual conference. Halifax NS (May 2003).
“T.P. Prest, J.M. Rymer and the Spectral Origins of Penny Authorship.” Northeast Victorian Studies Association (NVSA) annual conference. Kingston ON (April 2002).
“The Proof is in the Pie: Documenting Cannibalism in Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” International Gothic Association (IGA) conference. Vancouver BC (June 2001).
“Consumable Bodies, Visual Fears: Selling the Paradox of Cannibalism in Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. ACCUTE annual conference. Quebec QC (May 2001).