Employment History


What philosopher has not at one time or another cut the queerest figure imaginable, between the affirmations of a reasonable and firmly convinced eye-witness, and the inner resistance of insurmountable doubt.

---Immanuel Kant, Dreams of a Spirit-Seer


Year Position
2012 (Winter Term) George Whalley Visiting Professorship in Romanticism, Queen's University
2003-present Associate Member, Health Studies Programme, McMaster University
2003 Halls-Bascom Visiting Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2000-present Professor, McMaster University
1999, 1998 Visiting Professor, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario
1992-2000 Associate Professor, McMaster University
1988-92 Assistant Professor, McMaster University
1986-88 Lecturer and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University
1987 Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
1985-86 Barbara Rooke Fellow in Romantic Literature, Trent University