rhetoric and composition; writing studies; rhetorical genre studies; rhetoric of literary criticism; academic writing; urban literature; literature of place


PhD, English Literature, University of British Columbia, 2010
MA, English Literature, University of British Columbia, 2004
BA(H), English Literature, Queen’s University, 2001


“Research, Performance, Pedagogy in Canadian Literary Studies.” In Prep.

“Uncomfortable Lessons in Literary Studies.” English Studies in Canada. Forthcoming 2015.

“Reading from a Distance and Canadian Cities: Negotiating the Stylistics of Locality. English Studies in Canada 39.4 (2013): 113-144.

Review of Carol Berkenkotter, Vijay Bhatia, and Maurizio Gotti, eds. Insights into Academic Genres. Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing 25.1 (2014): n.p. Web.

Review of Eva Darias-Beautell, ed. Unruly Penelopes and the Ghosts: Narratives of English Canada. University of Toronto Quarterly 208 (2014): 494-495.

“Claiming Common Ground in Speech and Performance.” Reviews in Cultural Theory 
2.3 (2012): n.p. Web.

“The Social Dynamics of Reference in Fiction: Shifting Address and Reading Communities in Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For.” Marcia Macauley and Pilar Garces Blitvich, eds. Pragmatics and Context. Toronto: Antares Press, 345-379.

“Heavy and Light Hearts.” Book review. Canadian Literature 208 (2011): 176-178.

“Courting Audiences Across the Neighbourhood Divide: Bruce–The Musical in the Downtown Eastside.” alt.theatre: cultural diversity and the stage 7.3 (2010): 16-32.

“City of Words (and Pictures).” Book review. Canadian Literature 205 (2010): 173-176. 

“Eating at the Buffet of Love: ‘Consummating’ Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding in Vancouver.” Canadian Theatre Review 134 (2008): 12-17.

“Social Commentaries.” Book review. Canadian Literature 201 (2009): 132-4.

“Bullshit Nations.” Book review. Canadian Literature 196 (2008): 174-6.

“Being There: Stage Presence and the Unnatural and Accidental Women.” West Coast Line 53 (2007): 80-85.

“Interior Outrageous.” The Goose 3 (2007): n.p. Web.

“‘The Lowdown Rundown on the Way it Went at That Time’: Editorial Constructions of Meaning in Five Textualized Interviews of the Sound Heritage Project.” Essays on Canadian Writing 83 (2004): 47-74.

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