B.A. (Manitoba); MA (Alberta) PhD (York), Associate Professor
Comics and Graphic Novels; Bertolt Brecht; twentieth-century drama; contemporary British theatre; contemporary tragedy; drama and critical theory; romantic drama; theatre and modernism.
The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary English Tragedy. University of Toronto
"The Pope of Osborne Village: Black as Hell, Strong as Death, Sweet as Love and the films of Caelum Vatnsdal." Place: 13 Essays 13 Filmmakers 1 City. Ed. Cecilia Araneda. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Film Group, 2009. 118-127.
"The Ear of the Eye, or, Do Drawings Make Sounds?" English Language Notes Special Issue "Graphia: The Graphic Novel and Literary Criticism" 46.2 (Fall/Winter 2008): 193-209.
Brecht and Critical Theory: Dialectics and Contemporary Aesthetics. Routledge 2005.
“The Tragedy of History in Sarah Kane’s Blasted.” Theater Survey 46.2 (2005): 275-96.
“The Tides of History: Alan Moore’s Historiographic Vision.” ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies 2.2 (Winter 2005). www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/
“The Function of the Superhero at the Present Time.” Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 6 (Spring 2005): 10-27.
“The Art of Living: History as Use-Value in The Romans in Britain.” Modern Drama 47.3 (2004): 423-45.
“Edward Bond: Tragedy, Postmodernity, The Woman.” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 19.1 (2004): 5-33.
“Capitalism’s Pharmakos: David Edgar’s Destiny and Pentecost.” Essays in Theatre / Études Théâtrales. 18.2 (2000): 131-48. [published August 2002]
“The Passion of Joanna Baillie: Playwright as Martyr.” Theatre Journal 52 (2000): 227-52.
- “The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary British Tragedy.” Book project funded by SSHRC Standard Research Grant Support, awarded Spring 2005.
York University (Toronto, ON)
Review of Brecht and Political Theatre: The Mother on Stage, by Laura Bradley. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2006. Modern Drama 50.2 (2007): 281-84.
Review of Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic, by Terry Eagleton. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003. Essays in Theatre / Études Théâtrales 20.2 (2002): 161-65. Published Fall 2005.
Review of Strategies of Political Theatre: Post-War British Playwrights, by Michael Patterson. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2003. Essays in Theatre / Études Théâtrales, 20.2 (2002): 187-91. Published Fall 2005.
Review of Theatre in Crisis? Performance Manifestos for a New Century, eds. Maria M. Delgado and Caridad Svich. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2002. Modern Drama 46.4 (2003).