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
Field of Study
The History of the Novel
Short Fiction and the Novella
American, Canadian, and English Literatures
Co-Editor with Randi Tanglen, Humanities Montana. Teaching Western American Literature. University of Nebraska Press, 2020.
Co-Editor with Barry Faulk, Florida State University. Punk Rock Warlord: The Life and Work of Joe Strummer. Routledge/Ashgate, 2014.
Co-Editor with Lisa Simon, University of Montana. These Living Songs: Reading Montana Poetry. University of Montana Press, 2014.
Editor, All Our Stories Are Here: Critical Perspectives on Montana Literature. University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
Editor, Davis, Richard Harding. Soldiers of Fortune. Broadview Press, 2006.
Agent of Empire: William Walker and the Imperial Self in American Literature. 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, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Southwestern American Literature, and other journals and books.
FICTION in Cerise Press, J Journal, The Long Story, The Meadow, Serving House Journal, Short Story, and Wascana Review, among other journals. A novella, "The Dying Athabaskan," won the inaugural Publisher's Long Story Prize from Twelve Winters Press.
POETRY in Badlands Literary Journal, Cardinal Sins, and The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature, among other journals. Recent poetry also appears inthe anthology, Poems Across the Big Sky II.
ESSAYS in numerous books and journals.
Department of English
Area of Expertise
American, Canadian and English Literatures; Short Fiction and the Novella; The History of the Novel; The Novel
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