Brown, RussellEmail: email@example.comTeaching and Research Interests
Canadian literature; American fiction; the Bible and Literature.Degrees
B.A. (University St. Thomas), M.A., Ph.D. (SUNY, Binghamton)Publications
Borderlines and Borderlands in English Canada: The Written Line
(Orono, Maine: University of Maine/The Borderlands Project, 1981).
Co-ed., The Collected Poems of Patrick Lane.
Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 2011.
Co-ed., The Penguin Book of English-Canadian Short Fiction
(Toronto: Pearson / Penguin: 2005).
Co-ed., An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English
(Toronto: Oxford Univ. Press, 2010).
Ed., The Collected Poems of Al Purdy
(Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1985).
“The Northrop Frye Effect.” In Northrop Frye’s Canadian Literary Criticism and Its Influence
. University of Toronto Press, 2009: 279-302.
“Open Secrets? Alice Munro and the Mystery Story.” Open Letter
11.9/12.1 (Fall/Winter 2003-04): 185-209.
"‘The Seriousness of Things beyond Your Understanding’" [on the visionary tradition in English-Canadian writing], University of Toronto Quarterly
70.4 (Fall 2001).
"The Practice and Theory of Canadian Thematic Criticism: A Reconsideration," University of Toronto Quarterly
(Spring 2001). Current Research
Canadian postmodernism, with special attention to the place of Marshall McLuhan and Robert Kroetsch; more generally: prairie fiction.