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History and theory of Bildungsroman and Bildung aesthetics.
Biography / Academic Background
MA (University of Toronto).
BA/BEd (University of New Brunswick).
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
Youth culture; Canadian young adult/children's literature; history and theory of the Bildungsroman and Bildung aesthetics; narrative ethics; gender. Courses being taught during fall 2014 include: Enriched Literary Studies; Tween Literature and Culture; Youth, Canadian Fiction and the National Imaginary. Spring 2015 Term: Young Adult Literature.
"Breaking the Narrative Ties that Bind in Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy." English Studies in Canada. Special issue, "Childhood and its Discontents." 38.3 (Fall 2013).
"'A Badly Brought up Member of the Family:' Early Adolescence as Narrative Rupture in Munro's The Lives of Girls and Women." Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 5:2 (2012): 9-23.
"Troping the Primitive: The Rhetoric of Socialization in Novels of Education and Educational Theory." Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies. 34.5 (2012): 282-29.
"A Family from a Continent of I Don't Know What: Refiguring Ways of Belonging in Coming-of-Age Novels for Young Adults." The ALAN Review 38.2 (2011): 23-31.
"Grotesque Encounters with Adolescence: Reading Carson McCuller's A Member of the Wedding." Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education. 18.1 (2011): 67-73.
"The Angst of the Everyday: Using Narrative to Provoke an Affective Understanding of Adolescence." Narrative Works: Issues, Investigations and Interventions. 2.1 (2011):20-32.
Reviews and Commentaries
"'Obvie, We're the Ladies!:' Post-feminism, Privilege and HBO's Newest Girls." Feminist Media Studies. 13: 2 (2013): 363-66.