I received my PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto in 1999 and my MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto in 1991.
Prior to joining Laurier in 2005, I was assistant professor in the Department of English at U of T Scarborough (1999-2002), and an assistant professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University (2002-2005).
The main focus of my research for the past few years has been the representation of memory in narrative cinema. Since publishing a monograph on this topic in 2010, I have moved into adaptation and transmedial studies, combining my interests in both film and literary studies with what I see as the need to defend critical theory’s reputation in the face of current anti-theoretical tendencies from both ends of the ideological spectrum. Therefore I am lately also exploring affect theory, the new materialism (so-called), post-secular cinema, and the fate of the image in a post-cinematic moment as it intersects with – or determines – contemporary notions of subjectivity.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of film theory, memory studies, adaptation, transmediality, the German author W.G. Sebald, and film and literature comparative studies more generally.
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