- British and American modernist literature
- Modernist fiction, poetry, documentary, and life writing
- Women's writing
My writing and teaching focus primarily on British and American literary modernism. I have published essays on modernist fiction, poetry, and documentary in journals such as Modern Language Review, Twentieth-Century Literature, and Modern Fiction Studies. Recent work on life writing has appeared in Woolf Studies Annual, Biography, and the collection Virginia Woolf and Heritage. My critical edition of The Note Books of a Woman Alone -- the diary of a London employment agency clerk from the years 1914-34 -- was funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and is part of the Modernist Networks consortium of digital projects. I am currently pursuing a keen interest in the contemporary writer Rachel Cusk, whose experiments with memoir and the novel reach back to modernism.
The Note Books of a Woman Alone: A Critical Edition of the 1935 Text (2016).
"Neomodernism and the Social Novel: Rachel Cusk’s Outline Trilogy." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, January 2022.
"The Diary and the Commonplace Book: Self-Inscription in The Note Books of a Woman Alone." Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 38.1 (2015): 41-55.
“A Room of One’s Own, Ordinary Life-Writing, and The Note Books of a Woman Alone.” Woolf Studies Annual 20 (2014): 25-40.
“‘All Our Stammerings’: Two Kinds of Inarticulateness in Joseph Conrad.” American Notes and Queries 27.1 (2014): 23-27.
“Sincerity and Self-Revelation in Joseph Conrad.” Modern Language Review 107.2 (2012): 341-364.
"Romantic Reverence and Modernist Representation: Vision, Power, and the Shattered Form of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men." Twentieth-Century Literature (2007): 125-152.
“Laura Riding and Robert Graves: A Survey of Modernist Poetry.” The Literary Encyclopedia. (litencyc.com) (2009).
“Laura Riding: Collected Poems.” The Literary Encyclopedia. (litencyc.com) (2007).
Virginia Woolf and Poetry by Emily Kopely. Woolf Studies Annual 28, 2022. pp. 318-321.
Becoming Viriginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path; Virginia Woolf, The War Without, The War Within by Barbara Lounsberry. Life Writing 18.2, 2021. pp. 295-978.
Modernism and Autobiography. Eds. Maria DiBattista and Emily O. Wittman. Review of English Studies 66.26, 2015. pp. 795-97.
Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa Freytag von Loringhoven. Eds. Irene Gammel and Suzanne Zelazo. Canadian Literature 219, 2013. pp. 163-64.
Writing the Lost Generation: Expatriate Autobiography and American Modernism by Craig Monk. English Studies in Canada 35.2-3, 2009. pp. 236-239.
Teaching & Supervision
ENG 113 - Reading Narrative
ENG 330 - British and Irish Literature 1900-1940
ENG 363 - Approaches to 20th- and 21st-Century Fiction
ENG 368 - Approaches to 20th- and 21st-Century Poetry
ENG 446 - Modernism
ENG 843 - Literary Modernism and Life Writing
British literature United States fiction life writing literature poetry