Field Of Study:
The History of the Novel
Short Fiction and the Novella
American, Canadian, and English Literatures
Recent Graduate Courses:
Whales and Shaggy Dogs, Among Others
The Contemporary Novel
Recent Undergraduate Courses:
The American Novel (multiple iterations)
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1994
M.A. Dalhousie University 1988
B.A. (Hons.) University of Alberta 1986
Professeur invité Université de Tolouse II--Le Mirail 2007-08
Professor University of Montana 2006-present
Associate Professor University of Montana 2000-06
Assistant Professor University of Montana 1996-2000
Co-Editor with Lisa Simon, University of Montana. These Living Songs: Reading Montana Poetry. Missoula: University of Montana Press, 2014.
Co-Editor with Barry Faulk, Florida State University. Punk Rock Warlord: The Life and Work of Joe Strummer. Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate, 2014.
Editor, All Our Stories Are Here: Critical Perspectives on Montana Literature. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
Editor, Davis, Richard Harding. Soldiers of Fortune. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2006.
Agent of Empire: William Walker and the Imperial Self in American Literature. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2004.
Co-editor, with Tamas Dobozy, Wilfred Laurier University, of a special issue of Short Story, Tripping Across the 49th Parallel, 2005.
ARTICLES in American Studies, Anglophonia/Caliban, Arizona Quarterly, European Journal of American Studies, Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, Southwestern American Literature, and other journals and books.
FICTION in Cerise Press, J Journal, The Meadow, Serving House Journal, Short Story, and Wascana Review, among other literary journals.
ESSAYS in numerous books and journals.