- Victorian literature
- disability studies
- children’s literature
- B.A. Hons, University of Regina
- M.A., University of Saskatchewan
- Ph.D., University of Victoria
- Embodied Victorian Theologies: Incarnation and Disability in Victorian Periodicals
- Reading Culture, Reading Disability: Using Disability Studies and Service-Learning to Teach Introductory Literature
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Articulating Bodies: The Narrative Form of Disability and Disease in Victorian Fiction, Liverpool University Press, 2019.
- “Interdependence, Incarnation and Disability in Charlotte Yonge’s The Pillars of the House.” Journal of Disability and Religion. 22.2 (2018): 187-198.
- “Collaborative Knowledge and Merging Media: Teaching Victorian Periodical Print Using Digital Tools.” Digital Pedagogies: Building Learning Communities for Studying Victorian Periodicals. Spec. issue of Victorian Periodicals Review 48.2 (2015): 197–215. Equally and jointly co-authored with Caley Ehnes.
- “Prostheses and Narrative Perspective in Dinah Mulock Craik’s The Little Lame Prince.” Re-evaluating Dinah Mulock Craik. Spec. issue of Women’s Writing 20.2 (2013): 370–86.
- “‘Skins to Jump Into’: The Slipperiness of Identity and the Body in Wilkie Collins’s No Name.” Victorian Literature and Culture 40.1 (2012): 117–35.
- “Montgomery’s ‘Imp’: Conflicting Representations of Illness in L. M. Montgomery’s The Blue Castle.” Storm and Dissonance: L. M. Montgomery and Conflict. Ed. Jean Mitchell. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. 194–208.
- “The Declension of a Story: Narrative Structure in Howard O’Hagan’s Tay John.” Studies in Canadian Literature 30.2 (2005): 181–92.
- ENG 114 Reading Culture: Disability in Culture (a Community Service-Learning course)
- ENG 230 Literature for Children
- ENG 362 The British Novel 1800-1850