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Pandemic Update February 24th, 2021

It has been much too long since my last update, so it’s time to mention some belated news. First, at long last, my new book, Transatlantic Upper Canada: Portraits in Literature, Land, and British-Indigenous Relations, was published last autumn by McGill-Queen’s University Press. For details (and a look at the book’s cover), please click here.
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“Stop Touching Your Face” with Mike Bon Jorno August 7th, 2020

During the Covid 19 lockdown earlier this year, Mike Bon Jorno and I co-wrote and recorded a new song–a little public service announcement–titled “Stop Touching Your Face.” You can listen to it on Mike’s YouTube channel by clicking here. Thanks for listening–we hope it will make you smile!

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Cafe Voltaire SPCA performance February 8th, 2020

I would like to thank everyone who came out to support my coffeehouse concert yesterday evening at Cafe Voltaire. You were a lovely audience, and I left the stage feeling elated. Best of all, I was able to raise $250 (the proceeds from my performer’s pay, the tip jar, and CD sales) to help fund […]

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“Picket Line” on YouTube January 24th, 2020

During the recent UNBC Faculty strike, I posted a new song on YouTube called “Picket Line.” It’s a light-hearted ditty combining the genres of the labour song and the love song. To check it out, please visit my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkvAe6J1N74.

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Cafe Voltaire Coffeehouse Concert September 27 September 25th, 2019

On Friday evening I’ll be performing a 90-minute concert at Café Voltaire (located at 1685 3rd Avenue in Prince George). The concert will begin at 7:00pm. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome. I’ll be donating my performer’s wage, the contents of the tip jar, and all CD sales to a The United Way […]

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New Album release: Bon Jorno & Hutchings, Truth to Power August 8th, 2019

On July 31st Mike Bon Jorno and I released Truth to Power, our first collaborative album. Many of the tracks are protest songs that we composed in real time as walls were being built, borders closed, climate science denied, racism celebrated, trade wars launched, and real wars threatened. To listen online, please visit our Bandcamp […]

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The Life and Literary Adventures of Sir Francis Bond Head August 7th, 2019

This morning the University of Northern British Columbia issued a press release to formally announce that the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada has awarded me a $67,000 Insight Grant to fund a four-year research project entitled “The Life and Literary Adventures of Sir Francis Bond Head.” Head (1793-1875) was a Romantic man […]

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Onward from London to TSA 2019 July 6th, 2019

During the past week I’ve been in London putting the finishing touches on my forthcoming book titled Transatlantic Upper Canada: Portraits in Literature, Land, and British-Indigenous Relations and doing research in the British Library for my new SSHRC-funded project on The Life and Literary Adventures of Sir Francis Bond Head. Tomorrow I will head north […]

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My upcoming visit to Friedrich Schiller University March 27th, 2019

In May I will be travelling to Jena, Germany, to visit colleagues at Friedrich Schiller University. During my two-week visit, I will present an invited talk on Romantic literature, read and study in some local archives, meet and converse with students and faculty members, and work on the revisions to my forthcoming book. I have also […]

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Back to Teaching and Research December 19th, 2018

After a busy six months working as Acting Chair of the UNBC Department of English, I’m looking forward to returning to my usual faculty role in January, when I will be back in the classroom and returning to research. The new year is shaping up to be an exciting one, including travel in May to Friedrich Schiller […]

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