I see my academic work as of a piece with my creative and journalistic writing, balancing a passion for cultural research and close reading with a commitment to building bridges outside the academic community to advocate for innovative and exciting cultural projects. I'm proud to have earned my M.A. and Ph.D. (and a Governor General's Gold Medal) from the Department of English at the University of Toronto, where I was supervised by Professor Linda Hutcheon

For full details of my academic work, with links and downloads, visit my page, which I update regularly.

Publications: book-length

Publications: articles

  • " 'I Am (Not) for Myself’: Michelle Citron's Diasporic First Person(s).” The Cinema of Me: The Self and Subjectivity in First Person Documentary Film, ed. Alisa Lebow. Wallflower Press, 2011. 
  • "We Used to Be Friends: Breaking Up with America’s Sweetheart.” Investigating Veronica Mars, eds. Sue Turnbull & Rhoda Wilcox. MacFarland, 2010.
  • “Cry Me a River.” On the Verge of Tears, eds. David Lavery and Michele Byers. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.
  • "Aggregators: RSS (Radically Subversive Syndication) Poetics.” SubStance 119 (38:2), 2009, 43-62 . [Available online to Project MUSE subscribers]
  • “Picture Theory: On the Photographic in Anne Carson and Nicole Brossard.” Studies in Canadian Literature. 33.1 (2008). 97-11.
  • "Carmen" [Review]. Theatre Journal 60:3 (October 2008). 480-82.
  • “From Expanded Cinema to Web 2.0: Sally Potter Onstage/Onscreen/Online.” Screen. 49:2 (June 2008). 194-202.
  • “Sometimes Whole: Gathering Isles and Occupying Forces in Juliana Spahr’s and Eliot Weinberger’s Post 9/11 Poetics.” Blackbox Manifold. 1 (May 2008)
  • “This Bridge of Two Backs: The Two-Spirit Erotics of Anthology/Documentary/ Community.” Studies in American Indian Literature. 20:1 (Spring 2008). 1-26.
  • “The Mirror Didn’t Crack: Costume Drama & Gothic Horror in Sally Potter’s Orlando.” Literature/Film Quarterly. 36:1 (2008). 39-44.
  • “Crossing the Borderline.” Vertigo 3:6 (Summer 2007). 26-7.
  • “ ‘Land of all your longings’: How Sally Potter’s YES Sings In Strange Lands (and strange times).” the roundtable review. 6. 2007
  • “The Book of the Film of the Book of the Future” [review essay]. Plan B (May/June 2006). 104.
  • “Veils and Screens” [Rev. of Women, Islam and Cinema]. Vertigo (Autumn/Winter 2005). 21.
  • “ ‘Honor This’: The Passionate Politics of Indigenous Erotica.” Masthead 9. Spring 2005.
  • “Rapprochement: Getting Intimate with Nicole Brossard” [review essay, Intimate Journal, trans. Barbara Godard]. echolocation 3 (2005): 61-3
  • “ ‘The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere’: Making Music/Making History in Contemporary American Folk.” LISA  American Popular Music Special Issue. II:2 (2004).
  • “thirdspacing the institution” (editorial, with Jenea Tallentire and Jessica Blaustein) thirdspace 3:1 (Nov 2003).
  • “ ‘You still my girl?’: Adolescent femininity as resistance in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”  Reconstruction Winter 2003.
  • “ ‘This dark echo calls him home’: Reading father-daughter incest narratives in Canadian immigrant fiction.” University of Toronto Quarterly. Autumn 2002. 864-880.


I teach undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing. Previous courses include:

  • Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry (1st year course), Writing for Children (2nd year course), and Science Fiction and Fantasy: Short Form (MA course), Media Department, University of Middlesex
  • Creative Writing: The Novel (2nd year course) and Creative Writing: Playwriting (3rd year course), Department of English, King's College, London
  • Writing and the Everyday, 2nd year course, Department of English, Communication, Film and Media, Anglia Ruskin University

As the 2007-08 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Anglophone and Francophone Film and Film Theory at the University of Cambridge, I taught on the following courses, as well as co-curating the Screen Media research seminars at CRASSH:

  • M.Phil, Screen Media and Cultures, core course 
  • M.Phil, Screen Media and Cultures/Medieval and Modern Languages, The Modern City
  • B.A., Medieval and Modern Languages, Modern European Film
  • B.A., English, Literature and Visual Culture

I held a School of Graduate Studies Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at the University of Toronto, which allowed me to teach a senior seminar on Anne Carson in the Literary Studies program at Victoria College. As a graduate student, I was a Teaching Assistant on courses in:

Guest Lectures & Workshops

Recent guest lectures include:

  • "Frames of War: Some Thoughts on Film Criticism Today." Film Criticism Workshop, Film Studies, University of Kent, 11 November 2010.
  • "Afterlives, Ghosts, Adaptations: Virginia Woolf and Film/Orlando." The Afterlives of Virginia Woolf, Department of Literature, Theatre and Film, University of Essex, 22 April 2009.
  • “New Crowned Hope: Films, Festivals and the Lyric Mode after 9/11.” Toronto Film Seminar, Woodsworth College, 18 September 2008.
  • “Costume/Change: EnGendering Orlando,” Theorising the Specular, Film Studies, Anglia Ruskin University, 19 November 2007.

As the Education Consultant for SP-ARK, I have developed workshops for: