Areas of Interest:
My research focuses on animal and environmental ethics — specifically, the ethics of representing nonhuman life, both in literature and law. I’m interested in how we can represent nonhuman animals ethically and effectively, in ways that might work to improve their situation amongst humans today. I’m also at work on a novel that deals with interspecies relations and transmutations, amongst humans and cats in particular.
“The Problem of Anthropomorphous Animals: Towards a Posthumanist Ethics.” Society and Animals: Journal of Human-Animal Studies. (forthcoming)
“Bioethics, the Human/Animal Hybrid, and Laurence Gonzales’ Lucy.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. (forthcoming).
Review of Animals, Equality & Democracy, by Siobhan O’Sullivan. Journal for Critical Animal Studies 10.3 (2012): 133-39.
Review of Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights, by Will Kymlicka and Sue Donaldson. Humanimalia 4.1 (Fall 2012): 167-71.
“Processions of Trauma in Hiroshima mon amour: Towards an Ethics of Representation.” Studies in French Cinema 11.2 (2011): 111-23.
“Beyond the Window: Scenic Views and the Order of Nature-Culture in Vancouver.” Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies 1.2 (2011): 63-74.
“Non-fiction Isn’t Fact.” Acting on Words: An Integrated Rhetoric, Reader, and Handbook. 2nd ed. Ed. David Brundage and Michael Lahey. Toronto: Pearson, 2008. 485-7.
“Displaced Majority: Robertson Davies and the Euro-Canadian Diaspora.” Orbis Litterarum 63.1 (2008): 1-21.
“A Writer’s Complaint: Essays and I in the English Discipline.” Radical Pedagogy 9.2 (Spring 2008)