Latin language and literature; Classical tradition in English literature
I was the Associate Dean (Student Programs) for the Faculty of Arts (2015-2020) and will be returning to that role in July 2021. I have served on many committees in the Department of History and Classics, the Faculty of Arts, and the University as either member or chair and held several offices including Associate Chair Undergraduate (2009-2012) and Director of Classics (2005-2008).
The main theme of my research is the relationship between writers and their literary sources, beginning with Roman authors like Horace and Statius. Work on Virginia Woolf’s essay “On Not Knowing Greek” (1925) and Vita Sackville-West’s poems “The Land” (1926), “Solitude” (1938), and “The Garden” (1946) has provided a way to reflect on the experience of reading and teaching Latin and Greek literature in English translation.
In addition to the refereed articles in the publications list I have published numerous book reviews. I organized a conference for the Classical Association of the Canadian West on the theme of Commemoration in Antiquity (2008). Selected papers from that conference were published in Mouseion 8.3 (2008). I was the Associate Editor (Latin Poetry) for Phoenix (2007-2014).
On leave 2020-2021