Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • PhD, Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta (Edmonton Alberta)
  • MA, Department of English, Queen’s at Kingston (Kinston, Ontario)
  • BA (Hons), English Department, Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia)

 

Citizenship

  • Canadian, Canadian Resident

 

Teaching Areas

  • Composition: rhetoric, logic
  • Visual Narrative: comics, film, formalism
  • Drama: material history of the theatre, Shakespeare
  • Cultural Studies: theory, pop culture, identity politics

 

Teaching Experience

  • English 101w: Introduction to Fiction
    • SFU, Spring ’11, Fall ’12, Fall ’14
    • Primary Instructor
  • English 103w: Introduction to Drama
    • SFU, Fall ’09, Spring ’09, Summer ’09, Summer ’14
    • 
Primary Instructor
  • English 105w: Literature and Culture
    • SFU, Fall ’10
    • Primary Instructor
  • English 199w: Introduction to University Essay Writing
    • SFU, Spring ’12, Summer ’12, Fall ’12, Summer ’13, Fall ’13
    • Primary Instructor
  • English 313: Late Shakespeare
    • SFU, Spring ’13, Summer ’13
    • Primary Instructor
  • English 383: Studies in Popular Literature and Culture
    • SFU, Spring ’12
    • Primary Instructor
  • English 1130: Academic Writing
    • Douglas College, Fall ’12
    • Primary Instructor
  • English 1101: Composition I
    • FDU, Fall ’09, Summer ’09, Spring ’11, Spring ’14, Fall ’14
    • 
Primary Instructor
  • English 1102: Composition II
    • FDU, Fall ’10, Spring ’11, Spring ’14
    • Primary Instructor
  • English 3381: Popular Fiction
    • FDU, Summer ’11
    • 
Primary Instructor
  • English 3389:The Global Novel
    • FDU, Fall ’14
    • Primary Instructor
  • Communications 2099: Business Communication
    • FDU, Summer ’10, Fall ’10, Summer ’11, Summer ’12
    • Primary Instructor
  • Communications 2210: Mass Media and Popular Culture
    • FDU, Fall ’13
    • primary Instructor
  • Core 1006/3004: The Global Challenge/Global Issues (cross-listed)
    • FDU, Fall ’11
    • 
Primary Instructor, Distance Education
  • Core 2008: Cultural Comparisons
    • FDU, Summer ’11
    • Primary Instructor
  • Film Studies 200: Introduction to Global Film History
    • University of Alberta, ’08/’09, ’07/’08, ’06/’07
    • 
Teaching Assistance
  • English 111: Language, Literature, and Culture
    • University of Alberta, ’05/’06, ’04/’05
    • Primary Instructor
  • English 101: Critical Reading and Writing
    • UAlberta, ’03/’04
    • Team Taught

 

Publications

  • “Gonzo Cyberpunk”
    • Bad Signals: Collected Essays on the Work of Warren Ellis (forthcoming)
  • “Self-Conscious Sexuality: The Queerness of Promethea”
    • Sexual Ideology in the Works of Alan Moore (McFarland, 2011)
  • “Useful Play: Alan Moore et al.’s Supreme and Warren Ellis/John Cassaday’s Planetary”
    • The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 21.1, Fall 2010 (peer-reviewed)
  • “Show and Tell: Notes Towards a Theory of Metacomics”
    • The International Journal of Comic Art, 10.1, Spring 2008,

 

Reviews

  • “American Theatre Post-1900”
    • Year’s Work in English Studies, Oxford University Press, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • “Daniel Stein’s From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels”
    • ImageText Journal (forthcoming)
  • “Matthew Butler’s Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the Seventies”
    • Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (forthcoming)
  • “Jeffrey Kripal’s Mutants and Mystics”
    • Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (forthcoming)
  • “Frederick Luis Aldama’s Multicultural Comics”
    • Global Issues Gateway (Oct. 2011)
  • “Anna Di Liddo’s Alan Moore: Comics as Performance, Fiction as Scalpel”
    • SANE Journal, Vol 1. No. 2 (2011)

 

Dissertation

  • “Telling Stories About Storytelling:
    The Metacomics of Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Warren Ellis”
    • Co-Supervisor: Dr. Douglas Barbour (English and Film Studies, University of Alberta)
    • Co-Supervisor: Dr. Brad Bucknell (English and Film Studies, University of Alberta)
    • Third Reader: Dr. William Beard (English and Film Studies, University of Alberta)
    • Internal Examiner: Dr. Steven Harris (Art and Design, University of Alberta)
    • External Examiner: Dr. Bart Beaty (Communication, University of Calgary)

 

Conference Presentations / Panels

  • “Post-Imperial Pulp: Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neil’s Black Dossier
    • 
Canadian Society for the Study of Comics Annual Conference 2014
    • Toronto Comics Arts Festival
  • “Still Images and Moving Pictures: Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis
    • Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference ’13
    • Dartmouth College
  • “Show and Tell II: Collected Notes for a Methodology of Metacomics” (invited speaker)
    • 
Interdisciplinary Methodology: The Case of Comics Studies ’11
    • University of Berne, Switzerland
  • “Reading Pictures, Viewing Words: How Comics Mean”
    • Crossing Boundaries I: Literature, Art, and Culture ’10
    • 
University of Alberta, Department of English and Film Studies
  • “The Historiographic Superhero: Ellis and Cassaday’s Planetary
    • The 30th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts ’09
    • 
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
  • “Theories of Sequence: Narrative Construction in Comics”
    • Continuities and Innovations: Popular Print Culture ’08
    • 
University of Alberta, Department of English and Film Studies
  • “Comics and Close ‘Reading’”
    • 
Coordinates of Comparison: Extraordinary Interpretations ’08
    • 
University of Alberta, Comparative Literature Program
  • “Show and Tell: Notes Towards a Theory of Metacomics”
    • 
International Comics Arts Festival ’07
    • 
John A. Lent Award winner, Plenary Speaker
  • “The New Scum in Darrick Robertson and Warren Ellis’ Transmetropolitan
    • Narratives of Citizenship ’07
    • University of Alberta, Graduate Students of English Collective
  • “Villainous Soliloquy: Intellectual Discourse in Lex Luthor: Man of Steel
    • Canadian Association of Culture Studies Conference ’06
    • University of Alberta
  • “The Mythic Effect in American Comics”
    • Comics Arts Conference ’05
    • ComiCon 2005
  • “A World with Contradictions: Moore and Gibbons’ Watchmen
    • LSU Annual Mardis Gras Conference ’05
    • Louisiana State University

 

Committees and Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Graduate Students of English Collective (formerly: Grad Students of English Association)
    • 
Listmaster/Webmaster (’07/’08, ’08/’09)
    • Computer Committee Representative (’06/’07, ’07/’08, ’08/’09)
    • Graduate Students Association Representative (’04/’05 and ’05/’06)
    • Film Studies Liaison (’03/’04)
  • Pure Speculation (pop culture convention; Edmonton, Alberta)
    • “Brainiac Panel” (’06, ’07)
  • Help TV! “Comic Books”
    • Special Guest, 7 December 2007 (Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Graduate Students Association (University of Alberta)
    • Communications Committee (’04/’05, ’05/’06)
    • 
Health and Dental Plan Advisory Board (’04/’05, ’05/’06)
    • 
Awards Committee (’04/’05)
  • The Nice Wantons (University of Alberta, Department of English and Film Studies)
    • Troop Member (’03, ’04/’05, ’05/’06)

 

Scholarships and Awards

  • John A. Lent Award, ’07 (US$800)
    • The International Comics Arts Festival 2007
  • J. Gordin Kaplan Travel Award, ’07 ($800)
    • University of Alberta, Dept. of English and Film
  • Sarah Nettie Christie Graduate Award, ’06, ’07 ($3,000)
    • University of Alberta. Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Sarah Nettie Christie Travel Award, ’05 ($1,000)
    • University of Alberta, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Sarah Nettie Christie Travel Award, ’05 ($750)
    • University of Alberta, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Graduate Tuition Remission, ’04, ’05 ($2,500)
    • University of Alberta, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Provost Doctoral Entrance Award, ’04 ($4,000)
    • University of Alberta, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Queen’s Graduate Scholarship, ’02 ($9,000)
    • Queen’s University at Kingston

 

References

  • Dr. Cecil Abrahams, Provost, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    • abrahams@fdu.edu
  • Dr. James Gifford, Director of University Core, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    • gifford@fdu.edu
  • Dr. Steve Collis, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
    • scollis@sfu.ca
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