2017-18 Schedule

My Fall 2017 courses are

  • English 3000, Close Reading (MWF 10:30-11:30, LSC 332)
  • English 3031, The 19th-Century British Novel from Austen to Dickens (MWF 1:30-2:30 McCain 1116)*

My Winter 2018 courses are

  • English 1050, Pulp Fiction (MWF 1:30-2:30 CPSCI 127)
  • English 4615, Victorian Sensations (MWF 10:30-11:30 McCain 1170)

You can see updated course descriptions and book lists here.

My Fall 2017 Office Hours are Tuesdays 10:00-11:30, Fridays 2:30-3:30, and by appointment.

*Students on the waiting list should check their Dalhousie email regularly in case they are notified of an available space. If you are on the waiting list but haven’t heard anything by the beginning of term, come to the first class meeting to show your interest and guarantee your spot on the waiting list.

Fall 2016 Schedule

My Fall 2016 classes are:

ENGLISH 3000, Close Reading


Monday & Wednesday Dunn 135 10:30-11:30


Fridays 10:30-11:30 McCain 2102 (T01)

Friday 9:30-10:30 McCain 2170 (T02)

ENGLISH 4604, The Victorian ‘Woman Question’

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 1:30-2:30 McCain 2130

My Fall 2016 Office Hours are

Tuesdays 10:30-11:30

Fridays 2:30-3:30

and by appointment, or any time my office door is open.

If my office door is closed, I’m working to a deadline or in a meeting.

Email me at my Dal address to set up a meeting outside of my scheduled office hours.

Please do not email me with questions about course schedules, assignments, or policies unless you have already checked both the syllabus and our Brightspace site for the information you need.

2016-17 Teaching

We have received our course assignments for 2016-17. Sometimes for staffing or other reasons these assignments have to be changed, but at this point this is what it looks like I will be teaching next year. I will add preliminary course descriptions and tentative book lists later this term.

Fall 2016

English 3000, Close Reading MWF 10:30-11:30

English 4604, The Victorian ‘Woman Question’ MWF 1:30-2:30

Winter 2017

English 1050, Pulp Fiction (Writing Requirement) MWF 2:30-3:30

English 3032, The 19th-Century British Novel from Dickens to Hardy MWF 11:30-12:30

Office Hours: Winter 2016

My scheduled office hours during the Winter 2016 term (January 4 – April 9) are Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 and Fridays 9:30-11:00, and by appointment. Scheduled office hours are drop-in only.

Sometimes an unexpected scheduling complication means I have to cancel my usual office hours. When this happens I try to post an announcement on my door and on Blackboard, but this is not always possible. If you come by to see me and I’m not there when I should be, please email me and we’ll set up a specific appointment.

Winter Term 2015: Sabbatical!

I am on sabbatical from January 1 to July 1 2015. If you would like to make an appointment with me, contact me by email.

My course assignments for 2015-16 are English 1010 (Introduction to Prose and Fiction), English 2040 (Mystery and Detective Fiction), English 3031 (The 19th-Century British Novel from Austen to Dickens), and English 5450 (George Eliot). Course descriptions and reading lists will be posted here in the summer. Blackboard sites for fall classes will be available for registered students by late August. Wait-listed students should check their Dalhousie email regularly.

Fall 2014 Office Hours

My scheduled office hours from September 8 to December 3 are:

Mondays & Wednesdays 1:30-2:30

I am happy to make appointments to meet with you at other times (send me an email to set one up), and you are also welcome to stop in and chat any time you pass my office and find the door open. (If the door is closed, I am probably working to a deadline.)

Fall 2014 Teaching

The English Department has posted its tentative slate of course offerings for 2014-15. My fall 2014 classes are:

English 2040, Mystery and Detective Fiction (MWF 11:30-12:30)

English 3032, The 19th-Century British Novel from Dickens to Hardy (MWF 9:30-10:30)

Readings lists are still tentative; updated course descriptions will be posted after the book ordering deadline in April. Registered students will have access to course materials on Blackboard by the end of August.