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Associate Professor


BA Theatre, University of Ottawa, 1990
BA Linguistics, University of Ottawa, 1994
BA English, University of Ottawa, 1994
MA English, University of Ottawa, 1995
PhD English, University of Toronto, 2001

University College Room 269
519 661-2111 ext. 85816


Office Hours: (Fall term)
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30
Thursdays 2:00-4:00

My teaching and research is focused on Modern British, Irish and American Literature, Drama, Psychoanalysis and Cultural Theory. Currently, I am working on a book-length project exploring the historical and philosophical underpinnings of Camp in modernism (Camp as in “How campy, dahling!”). I am also co-editing and contributor to a book entitled The Encyclopedia of Cultural Theory for University of Toronto Press (Completion date: September 2015), and an essay collection on Edith Sitwell for University of Florida Press (with Gyllian Phillips) (Completion date: October 2014). I recently completed an article on Jacques Lacan, the Baroque, and the Posthuman, and am working on two more articles: the first is wrestling with the problem of ruins, and the second considers the notion of object-oriented ontology in the rococo modernism of Ronald Firbank.

Selected Publications:

Roy Kiyooka on the side of dirt and angels, Arc: Canada’s Poetry Magazine 71, (Summer 2013)

 “Look for one thing and you find another”: The Voice and Deduction in Muriel Spark’s Memento Mori, in Muriel Spark: Twenty-First-Century Perspectives, Ed. David Herman. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (2010).

Introduction, Wyndham Lewis’ Self Condemned Toronto: Dundurn Press (2010)

“The Feast of Nemesis Media: Jean Cocteau’s The Eiffel Tower Wedding Party,” Modern Drama, 52.2 (2009)

The Chiasm of Revolution: Badiou, Lacan, Lefebvre, The Symptom 10, (2009) (online)


Faculty of Arts and Humanities Teaching Excellence Award, 2013


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