Department of English
Education: BA, MA, McMaster; PhD, Western
Research interests: psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, literary theory, Beckett, digital culture, gaming.
Selected recent publications: Samuel Beckett: A Guide for the Perplexed. London: Continuum, 2008. Interpreting Narrative in the Novels of Samuel Beckett. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001. Cultural Subjects: A Popular Culture Reader. Toronto: Thomson Nelson, 2005. Co-Edited with Allan Gedalof, Joel Faflak, and Cameron McFarlane. Articles/chapters: “Posthuman Melancholy: Digital Games and Cyberpunk.” In Beyond Cyberpunk: New Critical Perspectives. Eds. Sherryl Vint and Graham Murphy. New York: Routledge, 2010. 135-54. “Archives of the End: Embodied History in Beckett’s Plays.” In Samuel Beckett: History Memory Archive. Eds. Sean Kennedy and Katherine Weis. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 129-49. “Borges and the Trauma of Posthuman History.” In Cy-Borges: Memories of the Posthumanism in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges. Ed. Ivan Callus and Stefan Herbrechter. New York: Bucknell UP, 2009. 179-215. “Writing Guilt: Haruki Murakami and the Archives of National Mourning.” English Studies in Canada. 32.1: (2006): 125-45. “The Melancholy Archive: Jose Saramago’s All the Names.” Genre. 36 3-4 (2005): 115-43. “Virtual Bodies; or, Cyborgs are People Too.” In Digital Gameplay: Essays on the Nexus of Game and Gamer. Ed. Nathan C. Garrelts. Jefferson: McFarland, 2005. 52-68. “After…Armageddon”: Trauma and History in Ford Madox Ford’s No Enemy.” International Ford Madox Ford Studies: History & Representation in Ford Madox Ford's Writings. 3 (2004): 77-90. “Does Mourning Require a Subject? Samuel Beckett’s Texts for Nothing.” Modern Fiction Studies. 50 (Summer 2004): 332-50.
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