dsc_8808I am an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Saint Mary’s University where I specialize in nineteenth-century literature, especially the intersection of fiction, finance, and law. My interests also include consumer and commodity culture as well as the relationship between literature, technology, and modernity.

After receiving my PhD in English from the University of Toronto in 2004, I went on to a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell University. I thereafter joined the Department of English at Saint Mary’s in 2005. In addition to teaching in the English Department at Saint Mary’s, I also have served on thesis committees in the Sobey School of Business (PhD in Management) and at Dalhousie University where I am an Adjunct Professor.

My work has appeared in such journals as Studies in the Novel, Victorian Literature and Culture, the European Romantic Review, and English Studies in Canada. My book Forgery in Nineteenth Century Literature and CultureFictions of Finance from Dickens to Wilde was published by Palgrave-Macmillan in 2009.

I am a past (2014-17)of the Dickens Society and hosted the 20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium, “Liquid Dickens,” at Saint Mary’s in Halifax, Nova Scotia July 8-10, 2015. The 21st Annual Symposium, “Interdisciplinary Dickens,” will be held at Boston University, July 14-17, 2017.

For my complete academic CV please click here.

Contact Info:

Saint Mary’s University

Halifax, NS  Canada  B3H 3C3


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