Wandering Work

Reading Wandering in Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners and Ben Okri’s ‘Disparities’  is in ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, vol 50.1

I’m very pleased to have my article “Charting Paths: Networks and a Mobile Aesthetic Practice in Pullinger and Joseph’s Flight Paths and Heyward’s of day, of night included in Small Screen Fictions–a special issue of Paradoxa edited by Astrid Ensslin, Lisa Swanstrom, and Pawel Frelik.

I delivered a paper on Esther Polak’s NomadicMILK at the 2018 ELO Conference in Montréal:  “Choreographies of Travel: Cartography and Mobile Agency in Polak’s Nomadic Milk”

As a Baker Nord Center for the Humanities Faculty Affiliate (2016), I gave a talk on Walking Stories: Digital Literature and a Poetics of Drift,with examples from e-lit by JR Carpenter, Megan Heyward, and Juliet Davis.

Travel and Aesthetics

“Aesthetic Desire and Imperialist Disappointment in Trollope’s The Bertrams and the Murray Handbook for Travellers in Syria and Palestineis in Victorian Literature and Culture. This article explores the practice of looking away as a means of control over people and place.

Emigration, Castaways, and Negotiating Place

“Dangerous Insight: (Not) Seeing Australian Aborigines in The Narrative of James Murrells.” is included in The Geocritical Legacies of  Edward W. Said, edited by Robert Tally.

“Speaking Up: Caroline Chisholm’s Rhetoric of Emigration Reform” about this nineteenth-century activist’s shaping of colonial culture, particularly for emigrant women, is in Nineteenth Century Studies.

Digital Pedagogy

I  co-presented (with Denna Iammarino and Caitlin Kelly) a workshop on “Digital Writing in the Classroom” at the Digital Pedagogy Institute Conference in Waterloo in July 2019. We discussed strategies and assignments to use digital tools that enable non-linear, media-rich, interactive writing, revision, and research.

With support from CWRU’s Utech and in collaboration with several colleagues, I experimented with Scalar (developed by USC’s Alliance for Networking Visual Culture ) and other digital tools in the writing classroom. Our Scalar book Digital Writing” records our experiences and suggestions toward effective practices (a public version of this book should be forthcoming).