- Awarded a SSHRC (Banting) Postdoctoral Fellowship, McMaster University (2011)
- Winner of the John Charles Polanyi Prize in Literature from the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies (2009)
- Awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, McMaster University
Imagining Care: Responsibility, Dependency, and Canadian Literature
. University of Toronto Press (forthcoming)
“In Praise of Idleness: Aging and the Morality of Inactivity.” Cultural Critique
“Graphic Care: Life Writing, Comics, and Dependency Work.” Journal of Medical Humanities
“Uncanny Witnessing: Dementia, Narrative, and Identity in Fiction by Munro and Franzen.” Alive and Kicking at All Ages: Health, Life Expectancy, and Life Course Identity
. Ed. Ulla Kriebernegg, Roberta Maierhofer, and Barbara Ratzenböck. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag, 2013. 221-242.
“Death in Venice
and Beyond: Benjamin Britten's Late Works.” Co-authored with Kimberly Fairbrother Canton, Linda Hutcheon, Michael Hutcheon, Katherine Larson, and Helmut Reichenbaecher. University of Toronto Quarterly
81.4 (2012): 887-902.
Special Issue: 'Operatics: The Interdisciplinary Workings of Opera.'
“Dementia, Caregiving and Narrative in Michael Ignatieff's Scar Tissue.” Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities
4 (2012). <http://occasion.stanford.edu/node/103
Special Issue: 'Aging, Old Age, Memory, Aesthetics'
“Politics, Creativity, and the Aging Artist: Narrativizing Richard Strauss's Last Years.” Co-authored with Kimberly Fairbrother Canton, Katherine Larson, and Helmut Reichenbaecher. Life Writing
6.2 (August 2009): 211-227.
“Caretakers/Caregivers: Economies of Affection in Alice Munro.” Twentieth-Century Literature
. 58.3 (2012): 377-398.
“Moral Obligation, Disordered Care: The Ethics of Caregiving in Margaret Atwood's Moral Disorder
.” Contemporary Literature
52. 2 (2011): 237-264. Uncanny Subjects: Aging in Contemporary Narrative
. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2010.
“‘And then—’: Narrative Identity and Uncanny Aging in The Stone Angel
.” Canadian Literature
198 (Autumn 2008): 75-89.
“Haunting Physicality: Corpses, Cannibalism, and Carnality in Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace
.” University of Toronto Quarterly
75.2 (Spring 2006): 771-783.
“Jungle Creatures and Dancing Apes: Modern Primitivism and Nella Larsen’s Quicksand
.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature
38.2 (June 2005): 19-35.
“A Double-Edged Longing: Nostalgia, Melodrama, and Todd Hayne’s Far from Heaven
.” The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
5 (2004): 26-39.
Doctoral thesis: “Strangely Familiar: Uncanny Aging in Contemporary Literature and Film” Research and Teaching Interests
Canadian Literature; Contemporary Literature; Cinema Studies; Aging Studies; Ethics of Care.
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