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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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New Book in Press October 31st, 2016

Last week I received word from Routledge that Transatlantic Literary Ecologies has been uploaded for printing. Having worked on this collection of essays with my co-editor, John Miller, for several years, I’m delighted that we have finally reached this milestone. I look forward to having a copy of the book in hand very soon!

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Transatlantic Literary Ecologies now in production September 23rd, 2016

Today my friend and colleague John Miller (of the University of Sheffield) and I passed a major milestone in our nearly four-year research collaboration: we submitted our finalized co-edited book (including the index and corrected proofs) to our publisher, Routledge. Now that Transatlantic Literary Ecologies is in production, we’re looking forward to seeing it […]

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A Glorious Week at Watershed Studio North August 14th, 2016

It has now been a week since I returned from Sointula, British Columbia, where I spent seven glorious days recording music with David Essig at his ocean-front studio, a musician’s paradise. Working with David was a wonderful experience. Making me feel immediately at home and at ease, he helped me to deliver my best instrumental […]

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A New Music Project July 25th, 2016

This week I’ll be travelling to the village of Sointula, on Malcolm Island, British Columbia, for a week of recording sessions with David Essig at Watershed Studio. I’m very excited to be working with David, a masterful songwriter, blues guitarist, recording artist, and producer who is an iconic figure on the Canadian festival circuit. In […]

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