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May Day Celebration in Prince George April 25th, 2018

This year I have once again accepted an invitation from the Prince George Labour Council to play music at our local May Day Celebration, which will be held on Tuesday, May 1st, in the ballroom at the Coast Inn of the North. As a union man myself, I look forward to performing classic labour songs […]

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Cafe Voltaire SPCA benefit coffeehouse concert February 24th, 2018

I’d like to send a great big thanks to all the good folks who came to my coffeehouse concert at Cafe Voltaire last night. Not only were you a wonderful audience, but you also helped me to raise over $300 to support animal shelter services at the North Cariboo SPCA. It was especially good to […]

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Watershed Sessions now available on iTunes December 14th, 2017

I’m happy to announce that my new album, Watershed Sessions, is now available on iTunes. For a preview, please click here. Featuring 12 new songs, the album was recorded at Watershed North Studio in Sointula, British Columbia, in August 2016, and was produced by the inimitable Canadian roots blues guitarist David Essig, who embellished my […]

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New book manuscript at McGill-Queen’s University Press November 10th, 2017

Last week I finished writing a full draft of my new book and submitted the manuscript to McGill-Queen’s University Press, where it has been under contract since 2009. The 100,000-word manuscript is titled Romanticism, Ecology, Indigenous Governance: Transatlantic Portraits of Upper Canada, and it features essays on Chief John Norton, Chief John Brant, Chief Peter […]

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ASLE-UKI and Land2 conference August 29th, 2017

In just over a week’s time I’ll be heading to Sheffield, England, to attend the ASLE-UKI Land2 conference, whose theme is “Cross Multi Inter Trans.” On the conference’s closing day I’ll have the honour of presenting a keynote talk entitled “Literature, Ecology, Indigenous Culture: Transatlantic Perspectives on Early English Canada.” The conference will be held […]

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Cafe Voltaire Benefit Concert August 10 August 10th, 2017

If you’re looking for something to do tomorrow evening and you happen to be in the Prince George area, please consider coming to Cafe Voltaire, where I’ll be playing music to raise money for the Red Cross BC Wildfire Appeal. Where: Cafe Voltaire, Books and Company, Prince George, BC; When: Friday, August 11, 7:00-8:30PM; Admission […]

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Recent publications July 16th, 2017

Recently I have had the good fortune to publish essays in two books: “Romantic Ecology, Aboriginal Culture, and the Ideology of Improvement in British Atlantic Literature” is included in A Global History of Literature and the Environment, published by Cambridge University Press; and “‘More Savage than Bears or Wolves’: Animals, Colonialism, and the Aboriginal […]

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Transatlantic Literary Ecologies May 30th, 2017

My latest academic book, entitled Transatlantic Literary Ecologies: Nature and Culture in the Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Atlantic World, was published earlier this year by Routledge. I had the great pleasure of co-editing this volume with my friend and colleague John Miller, a former UNBC Postdoctoral Research Fellow who is now a Senior Lecturer at the University […]

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Prince George Labour Council May Day Dinner May 1st, 2017

Happy May Day everyone! This evening I’ll be playing music at the Prince George Labour Council’s annual May Day Dinner, which will be held at the Coast Inn of the North. At the event, members of our local unions will gather to celebrate the history of organized labour and the spirit of solidarity […]

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Too much news for one blog post! March 5th, 2017

So much has been happening lately that I haven’t found time to update this blog. Here are the highlights (on which I’ll try to comment more fully in future posts): Transatlantic Literary Ecologies (a book of essays I co-edited with John Miller of Sheffield University) was published by Routledge in January; my new album Watershed […]

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