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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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Forthcoming Publications June 22nd, 2016

During the past couple of weeks I’ve been dealing with copy-editorial queries and correcting page proofs for three of my forthcoming essays, including a chapter for Cambridge University Press’s A Global History of Literature and the Environment, a chapter for Edinburgh University Press’s Companion to Atlantic Literature, and an article for The John Buchan Journal–all […]

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UNBC Celebrates Convocation 2016 May 26th, 2016

Tomorrow UNBC’s Prince George campus will celebrate Convocation 2016 in formal ceremonies to be held at the Northern Sport Centre. I’ll be attending the event (in full academic regalia, of course), and it will be a pleasure to watch everyone–especially our English majors, many of whom I’ve come to know well–receive their hard-earned degrees. My […]

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A New Essay in European Romantic Review April 28th, 2016

On April 24th one of my new essays was published in the European Romantic Review. Entitled “Cultural Genocide and the First Nations of Upper Canada: Some Romantic-era Roots of Canada’s Residential School System,” the article is an expanded version of the paper I presented on the Indigenous Rights plenary panel at last summer’s meeting of […]

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A new article on John Buchan March 8th, 2016

The latest issue of The John Buchan Journal (no. 48) features one of my new essays, a piece entitled “John Buchan, conservation, and the democracy of nature and sport.”  The article examines Buchan’s philosophy of nature, including his thoughts on mountaineering, fishing, hunting, and wildlife conservation as he articulated them both in Great Britain and in Canada.  […]

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Another book en route to the press February 12th, 2016

Today is a landmark day in the life of my most recent book project, Transatlantic Literary Ecologies, which I have spent three and a half years writing and co-editing with my friend (and former UNBC postdoc), John Miller of the University of Sheffield in England.  Having been revised in light of the peer-review, the book is just […]

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A new semester at UNBC January 11th, 2016

After a relaxing holiday in December, I’m back on campus for the winter semester here at UNBC, where I’m teaching two courses: a second-year Introduction to Romantic Literature (in which we’re currently considering a selection of Blake’s early illuminated poems, including the Songs of Innocence and of Experience and The Book of Thel) and a […]

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