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B.A. University of Western Ontario 1984
M.A. University of Western Ontario 1985
Ph.D. York University 1991

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On Sabbatical
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014


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I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work across the field of Canadian literature, publishing work with a historical range from the early nineteenth century to contemporary writing, and spanning poetry fiction, drama, and autobiography. My most recent research in Canadian literature, on collaborative writing, extends my ongoing interest in composite authorship and in the ways competing desires, motives, ideologies, and historical and aesthetic sensibilities can make themselves felt in a single text. My research in popular culture addresses detective fiction, understanding the genre in its aesthetic, social, and economic contexts, reading it as an index of cultural beliefs. For more information, see


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