B.A. (Hamilton College), M.A. (Chicago), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Narrative theory, literary theory, William Faulkner, critical intellectual history, interdisciplinarity, and historical fiction.
University of Western Ontario, University of Virginia.
- SSHRC Research Grants
Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory, with Michael Groden and Imre Szeman (2012)
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, 2nd Edition, with Michael Groden and Imre Szeman (2004; Electronic Edition, 2005)
Special issue of Mississippi Quarterly on William Faulkner and Multi-Textuality (2004)
Constructive Criticism: The Human Sciences in the Age of Theory, with Thomas Carmichael (1995)
Theory Between the Disciplines: Authority/Vision/Politics, with Mark Cheetham (1995)
William Faulkner: The Making of a Novelist (1983)
ARTICLES AND PARTS OF BOOKS:
with Abraham Fuks, Donald Boudreau, and Tabitha Sparks, “Narratives, Metaphors, and the Clinical Relationship,” Genre, 44.3 (2011), 301-313.
with Lindsay Holmgren, Abraham Fuks, Donald Boudreau, and Tabitha Sparks, “Terminology and Praxis: Clarifying the Scope of Narrative in Medicine” Literature and Medicine, 29 (2011) , 246-273.
“Faulkner’s Dark House: The Uncanny Inheritance of Race,” Faulkner’s Inheritance, 2007.
“Intertextuality, Transference, and Postmodernism in Absalom, Absalom!: The Production and Reception of Faulkner’s Fictional World,” Faulkner and Postmodernism, 2002.
“Merely Telling Stories? Narrative and Knowledge in the Human Sciences,” Poetics Today, 21 (2000), 293-318.
“`Paradoxical and Outrageous Discrepancy': Transgression, Auto-intertextuality and Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha," Faulkner and the Artist, 1996.
"Tell Me a Story: The Narrativist Turn in the Human Sciences,” Constructive Criticism: The Human Sciences in the Age of Theory, 1995.
"Plots and Counterplots: The Structure of Light in August." New Essays on "Light in August", 1987.
For a more comprehensive list of publications, including downloads, see:
Editor in Chief: The Faulkner Journal
Editorial Board: Twentieth Century Literature
Editorial Board: Modern Fiction Studies
In progress, "Narrativity and Disciplinarity"; "Remapping Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha"; and a revised and expanded version of the Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism.