BA, Queen’s University at Kingston

MA and PhD, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto

I am Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. My research interests include Anglo Latin literature (especially Geoffrey of Monmouth), Arthurian literature, John Gower, and manuscript studies and book history. I am particularly interested in how the presentation of text—on the page, in the archive, in the digital world—affects how text is received and discussed. 

I offer undergraduate and graduate courses in Middle English literature, the Arthurian tradition, medievalism, and book history.

I hold a UBC Killam Research Prize for 1998, a UBC Killam Teaching Prize for 2001, and was named a Distinguished University Scholar in 2004. I have recently finished a term as a member of the governing council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.