Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Stanford, 1990
A.M., English and American Literature, Harvard, 1983
B.A. (Honours), English, University of Alberta 1982
Free University of Berlin 1987-8
University of Freiburg (Germany), 1979-80
I work across the modern period (late 18th C. to the present), with particular interests in the history of the British and European novel; anglophone fiction (especially Scotland, Ireland, Canada); European film history; literature’s relationship to social and cultural history, visual culture and music; nationalism, regionalism and traditionalism; literature/culture of WWI, WWII and the Cold War; history of children’s literature 18th C-present; women novelists. I’m currently researching the institutionalization of Marxist aesthetics in postwar Central Europe.