ABOUT

I am a Canadian academic and fiction writer. I'm the author of a collection of short stories, Circus (McClelland & Stewart 2014); an academic monograph, Modernist Lives: Biography and Autobiography at Virginia and Leonard Woolf's Hogarth Press (Bloomsbury 2018); two collaboratively written academic books (Scholarly Adventures in Digital Humanities, Palgrave 2017, and Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom, Bloomsbury 2017); a handful of poems; some short stories; some book reviews; and many academic articles and book chapters on book and publishing history and 20th-century literature. 

I received my BA(Hons) in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and my PhD in English Literature and Book History from the University of Toronto. During my PhD I worked as a printer's apprentice in the Robertson Davies Library at Massey College and was a research assistant for Margaret Atwood's Massey Lectures, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth (Anansi 2008). Between 2013 and 2015 I was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow and lecturer at the University of Reading.

I now hold a SSHRC Impact Award at Simon Fraser University. For the 2019-20 academic year, I am also a Northrop Frye Visiting Fellow at Victoria College at the University of Toronto, where I also teach in the VicOne program and the Creative Expression and Society Minor. I respectfully acknowledge that the land on which I presently live and work is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. I also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.