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Instructor, Department of English and Film Studies
Research / Areas of Expertise
19th-century British literature.
Mesmerism in literature.
Biography / Academic Background
PhD University of Toronto
MA University of Toronto
BA Honours (English/Film Studies) Queen’s University
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
The principal focus of my current research is the representation of Mesmerism in nineteenth-century British literature.
“Entranced by Death: Mesmeric Visions and Twists of Faith in Horace Smith’s Mesmerism.” The Gothic and Death. Ed. Carol Davison. Manchester University Press. Forthcoming in 2017.
“Double Voice and Extimate Singing in Trilby.” Sound Effects: The Object Voice in Literature. Eds. Jorge Sacido Romero and Sylvia Mieszkowski. Brill/Rodopi Press, 2015, 101-29.
“Living ‘As If’: Ripley’s Imaginary and the Problem of Other People in The Talented Mr. Ripley.” Special Issue: “Re-Evaluating Patricia Highsmith.” Guest Editor, Fiona Peters. Clues: A Journal of Detection 33.2 (Fall 2015), 44-55.
“The Skull in the Eye: ‘How fucked up is that?’ Carnivalesque and Metatextual Variations on Hamlet in Let the Devil Wear Black.” Adaptation 5.2. (2012), 241-61.
“Consuming Life: Narcissism, Liminality, and the Posthuman Condition in Bulwer-Lytton’s A Strange Story.” Fastitocalon 1.2. (Fall 2010), 93-111.
“Cultural Circulation and Circularities in Doctor Who: Bardolatry and the Time-Vortex of Intertextuality.” Peregrinations, Ruminations, and Regenerations: A Critical Approach to Doctor Who. Ed. Chris Hansen. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, 177-89, 348-49.
“Traumatizing Romanticism in Brian Friel’s Faith Healer.” Modern Drama 47.3 (Fall 2004), 446-63.
*Reprinted (with permission from Modern Drama) in Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol. 253, Gale/Cengage, 2008.
“Mesmerism, Narrative, Technology and Agency in Bulwer-Lytton’s ‘The House and the Brain.’” Victorian Review 30.2 (Fall 2004), 32-57.
“The Equivocal Erotics of Mesmerism in Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Parasite.” Australasian Victorian Studies Journal 10 (2004), 168-93.