- PhD, English Literature (Queen’s University)
- MA, English Literature (Queen’s University)
- BA (St. Francis Xavier University)
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Newfoundland and Labrador literature; Atlantic Canadian literature; Canadian literature; Ocean Studies; Energy Humanities and Petrocultures; Environmental Writing and Theory; Cultural Geography and Place Studies; Regionalism; Heritage and Tourism Studies; Public Policy; Food
Articles and Book Chapters
- “‘An ugly, piled-up sea:’ Industrialization and Regional Identity in Hickman’s Gulf of St. Lawrence Fiction.” The Environmental History of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. McGill-Queen’s UP. Forthcoming 2018.
- “‘There are things you don’t get over’: Resistant Mourning in Lisa Moore’s February.” Studies in Canadian Literature vol. 39, no.2, 2014, pp. 126-148.
- “Secretly Devoted to nature”: Place Sense in Alice Munro. Critical Insights: Alice Munro, Salem Press, 2012, pp. 259-274.
- “‘There’s got to be some wrenching and slashing’: Horror and Retrospection in Alice Munro’s “‘Fits’.” Canadian Literature vol. 191, Winter 2006, pp. 13-30.
- Second author, with Stuckey, James and Jean-Charles Le Vallée. Reducing the Risk: Addressing the Environmental Impacts of the Food System. Ottawa: The Conference Board of Canada, 2013.
Conference Presentations and Lectures
- “‘Newfoundland’s Robinson Crusoe?’: Michael Crummey’s Sweetland and the Failure of Ocean Management.” Plenary Address, Negotiating Waters: Seas, Oceans and Passageways in the Colonial and Postcolonial Anglophone World, France, 15-16 February 2018, Grenoble-Alps University, France.
- Coal Nostalgia and Energy History in Alistair MacLeod’s Short Fiction. Petrocultures: The Offshore, 31 August – 3 September 2016, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.
- “Infinitely treacherous and hateful?”: The Atlantic Ocean in Canadian Sea Stories and Environmental Policy. Biennial Conference of the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC)—Making Common Causes: Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversation, 15-18 June 2016, Queen’s University, Canada.
- “I turned my back to the sea”: Smallwood and the Ocean in Wayne Johnston’s Baltimore’s Mansion and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. ACCUTE 59th Annual Conference: Energizing Communities, 28-31 May 2016, University of Calgary, Canda.
Current Research Projects
Re-Imagining the Ocean: Atlantic-Canadian Sea Stories and Environmental Policy
Other Professional Activities
Member at Large, Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada Executive Committee.
Regularly Taught Courses
- English 3155: Newfoundland Literature
- English 2151: New Canadian Fiction
- English 2150: Modern Canadian Fiction
- English 3158: Canadian Literature 1970 to the Present
- English 4822: Canadian Literature—Making it New
- English 7071: Atlantic-Canadian Sea Stories and the Oceanic Imagination
Honours and Graduate Supervision
Newfoundland and Labrador Literature and Culture; Atlantic Canadian Literature; Canadian Literature