Relevant Degree Programs
I welcome graduate projects in modernism, understood broadly, twentieth-century Anglophone literatures, postcolonial, cultural, and materialist studies, intersectional work in feminism, gender, race, and sexuality, and media and technology studies.
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- Familiarize yourself with program requirements. You want to learn as much as possible from the information available to you before you reach out to a faculty member. Be sure to visit the graduate degree program listing and program-specific websites.
- Check whether the program requires you to seek commitment from a supervisor prior to submitting an application. For some programs this is an essential step while others match successful applicants with faculty members within the first year of study. This is either indicated in the program profile under "Requirements" or on the program website.
- Identify specific faculty members who are conducting research in your specific area of interest.
- Establish that your research interests align with the faculty member’s research interests.
- Read up on the faculty members in the program and the research being conducted in the department.
- Familiarize yourself with their work, read their recent publications and past theses/dissertations that they supervised. Be certain that their research is indeed what you are hoping to study.
- Compose an error-free and grammatically correct email addressed to your specifically targeted faculty member, and remember to use their correct titles.
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- Address the faculty members by name. Your contact should be genuine rather than generic.
- Include a brief outline of your academic background, why you are interested in working with the faculty member, and what experience you could bring to the department. The supervision enquiry form guides you with targeted questions. Ensure to craft compelling answers to these questions.
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G+PS regularly provides virtual sessions that focus on admission requirements and procedures and tips how to improve your application.
Recent Tri-Agency Grants
The following is a selection of grants for which the faculty member was principal investigator or co-investigator. Currently, the list only covers Canadian Tri-Agency grants from years 2013/14-2016/17 and excludes grants from any other agencies.
- XXV international James Joyce symposium - UBC Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Research Fund - Faculty of Arts HSS Conference Travel Grants (2016/2017)
- Modernism's agile crowds - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) - Insight Development Grants (2015/2016)
- Frustrated Energies in Modernism’s Female Arrangements (2019)
- Adaptive Anxieties: Strategic Confrontations in Eco-Joyce: The Environmental Imagination of James Joyce. Eds. Robert Brazeau and Derek Gladwin. Cork: Cork University Press, 2014 (2018)
Journal of Ecocriticism: A New Journal of Nature, Society and Literature, 8.1, 10-12.,
- Clever, very: Judith Paltin (2018)
James Joyce Quarterly, https://jjq.utulsa.edu/interesting-judith-paltin/,
- Music, intermediality, and shock in Ulysses (2018)
James Joyce Quarterly, 53 (3-4), 251-268
- Patternmind' and 'paradigmatic ear': Review of Joyce a long the Krommerun, XXIV International James Joyce Symposium, Utrecht University, 15-20 June, 2014 (2015)
James Joyce Literary Supplement, 28.2.,
- Temporizing Modernities: Review of Nicholas, Jane, The Modern Girl: Feminism Modernities, the Body, and Commodities in the 1920s and Gifford, James, Personal Modernisms: Anarchist Networks and the Later Avant-Gardes (2015)
Canadian Literature 225 (Summer 2015), 141-2.,
- Conrad’s Secrets by Robert Hampson (2014)
Conradiana, 46 (3), 218--221
- Problems with theory of mind in Victory (2014)
Conradiana, 46 (1-2), 95-107
- "an infected carrier of the past": Modernist nature as the ground of anti-realism (2013)
ISLE Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 20 (4), 778-794
- Conrad's Agile Crowds (2013)
- A beautiful pure sweet mellow English tenor: Joyce and England at the 18th Irregular Miami J'yce Birthday conference, 31 January-2 February 2013 (2011)
James Joyce Quarterly, 49 (1), 18-21
- Trifling Farce or Lyric Drama? (2011)
The Wildean 39 (July 2011), 116-20.,
- Grammar by Ear: Teaching Grammar Skills by Immersion and Imitation (2005)
Louisiana English Journal 9 (2005), 35-48.,