Associate Professor of English, UBC
Affiliation with UVic English: Alumni, BA Hons 1990
Special Book: The Heart of Midlothian, Walter Scott
When did you first read this book: First: 1987, in UVic English 384 (Nineteenth-Century Novel) with V. Neufeld. Second: 1990, in Boston University English 892 (Framing Fiction), with John T. Matthews.
Why is this book important to you?
In working with this book, I learned that it’s possible to combine rigorous historical argument with close study of literary form.