- Associate Professor, Department Head
- St. Thomas More College
- 1437 College Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W6
- Phone: 306.966.8961
|Education | Research Interests | Research Projects | Selected Publications|
Teaching Responsibilities | Administrative Responsibilities
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto, 1972.
- Master of Arts, University of Toronto, 1973. Thesis: A Reading of Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto, 1980. Thesis: The Way
of the Labyrinth: Mystery and Detection in the Novels of Charles
- The crisis in religious faith in 19th-century British literature.
- The development of new forms of the gothic in 19th-century British novelists.
- Shakespeare’s metadrama: the author’s implicit commentary within the plays on the nature of drama.
- Themes of resurrection in the works of Charles Dickens, Robert Browning, and Alfred Lord Tennyson.
- Shakespeare’s view of comedy as interpreted through those characters who act as surrogate dramatists in the plays.
Selected Publications and Presentations
- “The Detective as Guide to the Underworld of the City: Charles
Dickens’ Inspector Bucket.” Presentation to the Victorian Studies
Association of Western Canada, University of Victoria, October, 1980.
- “The Spy in the Confessional Box: The Human Factor. Presentation at the Conference on the Late Fiction of Graham Greene, University of Waterloo, October, 1985.
- “Day and Night: Mystery and Error in Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’,” English Studies in Canada, XI (September, 1985), 296-310.
- “Graham Greene,” in Modern British Essayists: Second Series, Vol 100 of The Dictionary of Literary Biography (Detroit: Gale, 1990), 116-126.
- “The Sublimity of Catherine and Heathcliff,” The Victorian Studies Newsletter, Number 86 (Fall, 1994), 26-30.
- “Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and the Art of Christian Mercy,” in Mapping the Catholic Cultural Landscape. London: Rowan & Littlefield, 2004.
- Various articles, reviews, and translations on both literary and non-literary topics in The Chelsea Journal and The Canadian Catholic Review.
- Nineteeth-Century British Literature
- First-Year English
- Department Head, English
- Member, Appointments Committee
- Member, Executive of Faculty Council
- Member, Planning Committee
- Chair, Nominations Committee of Corporation