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Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn

B.A. (McGill), M.A. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (McGill)

Assistant Professor

Office: Arts 309
Phone: 966-5522


Kevin Flynn has published previously on 19th-century Canadian poetry and culture, particularly as concerns literary representations of the railway in Canada. His current research on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s lectures in Canada is part of a larger project on the influence of American Transcendentalism on 19th-century Canadian literature and culture. He is also working on an enumerative bibliography of Canadian literary criticism with an eye to interrogating shifts in the Canadian canon away from literary value and toward theoretical positionings. Dr. Flynn is the editor of Essays on Canadian Writing.


Papers in Refereed Journals:

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams: Wayne Johnston’s Newfoundland Conversion Narrative.” Forthcoming in Canadian Literature 206. Fall 2010.

"Strange Bedfellows: Sacred and Profane Love in the Poetry of John Donne and Leonard Cohen. Canadian Poetry: Journals Studies, Documents, Reviews 65 (Fall/Winter 2009): 43-64.