I am an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature 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 Culture: Fictions of Finance from Dickens to Wilde was published by Palgrave-Macmillan in 2009.
I am a past Trustee (2014-17) of the Dickens Society and hosted the 20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium at Saint Mary’s in Halifax, Nova Scotia July 8-10, 2015. The 22st Annual Symposium, “Dickens and Language,” will be held at Tübingen University in beautiful Germany, July 30-August 1, 2018. See The Dickens Society for more details.
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