CURRICULUM VITAE

 

David McNeil

 

6373 Berlin St.

Halifax, Nova Scotia  CANADA B3L 1T4

Cell 902 441-8087        dmcneil@dal.ca

http://david-mcneil.ca//index.html

 

 

POSITIONS:    2020-present  Instructor, SCANS (Seniors College of Nova Scotia)

1989-2018    Associate Professor, Dalhousie University

             1984-89   Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University

             1983-84   Lecturer, University of Alberta

 

EDUCATION:    1980‑83   Ph.D. McMaster University

Dissertation:  "The Comic Grotesque and War in Selected Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Prose"

              1978‑80   M.A. University of New Brunswick,

Thesis: "Anthony Burgess: Composer of Comic Fiction"

              1974‑78   B.A.  Concordia University,                                                                           

Honours English

                             

PUBLICATIONS: 

 

Books (authored and edited):

 

- In the Pressure of the Moment: Remembering Gerry McNeil.  Vancouver: Midtown Press, 2016.  ISBN: 978-0-9881101-8-2.  32 illustrations. 285 pages.

Biography and sports media history.*  [Nine-City Canadian Book Tour: Halifax 23 March, Fredericton 8 April, Ottawa 10 April, Montreal 16 April, Quebec 20 April, Toronto 21 April, Edmonton 23 September, Calgary 24 September, Vancouver 25 September.  List of interviews (press, radio, television) available upon request]

 

- The Grotesque Depiction of War and the Military in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction.  Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1990.  ISBN: 0-87413-369-6

Chapters on Swift, Smollett, Fielding and Sterne.*  9 illustrations.  229 pages.

 

- Early Modern Spectatorship: Interpreting English Culture, 1500-1780.  Co-edited with Ron Huebert.  Thirteen essays by nine different authors (including the editors).  Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019.  ISBN: 978-8-7735-5677-5.  42 illustrations.  414 pages.

 

-  Man and Nature, Vol. 9, Co-edited with Hans-Günther Schwarz and Roland Bonnel, Selected Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Halifax Conference, 1988 Edmonton: Academic Printing, 1990.

 

 

 

Refereed Articles:

 

- “’Watching the Watchers’: The Spectatorship Game in Ned Ward’s The London Spy.”  In Early Modern Spectatorship: Interpreting English Culture, 1500-1780.  See under above.  Pp. 213-39.*

 

- “Early Modern Spectatorship: An Overview.”  In Early Modern Spectatorship: Interpreting English Culture, 1500-1780.  See above.  Pp. 3-19.*

 

- “The Literature on Hockey’s ‘Bad Boys’.”  Putting it on ice: Proceedings of the 2012 Hockey Conference.  Eds.  Lori Dithurbide and  Colin Howell.  (Halifax: St. Mary’s University, 2013):  139-55.   [http://www.smu.ca/webfiles/11McNeil.pdf]

 

- “Dialogues on the Events at Québec 1759: Lucianic Satire, Excuses and Propaganda,” Lumen 30 (2011): 45-59.

 

- “The Story of Hockey Photography in the Early 1950s.”  In Now is the Winter: Thinking About Hockey.  Toronto: Wolsak and Wynn, 2009.  Pp. 81-95.*

 

- “Women’s Hockey in Print (WHIP): A Literature Review.”  Women’s Hockey: Gender Issues On and Off the Ice.   Volume III (2005).   St. Mary’s University.

 

- “Collage and Social Theories: An Examination of Bowles’s “Medley’ Prints of the 1720 South Sea Bubble,” Word & Image 20, No. 2 (2004): 1-17.*

 

- "The Spectacle of Protest and Punishment: newspaper coverage of the Melksham Weavers' Riot of 1738," Media History 7 (2001): 71-86.

 


- “The ‘51 Stanley Cup: A Spectacle of Sudden-Death Overtime” in a special issue (“Hockey: Crossing the Blueline”) of Textual Studies in Canada (1998) 12: 5-18.*

 

- "Charlotte Lennox's Fictionalization of New York: Gender, Curiosity and Colonial Venture."  In Donald W. Nichol, ed.  Transatlantic Crossings: Eighteenth-Century Explorations.  St. John's: Department of English, Memorial University, 1995.  39-48.

 

- "Dialogues on Military Affairs," in Compendious Conversations, ed. Kevin L. Cope (New York: Peter Lang, 1992): 129-38.

 

- "Tristram Shandy: the Grotesque View of War and the Military Character."  Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 266 (1989): 411-32. *

 

- "Swift, Bakhtin, and War," Dalhousie Review 67, nos. 2/3 (1988): 314-27.

 

‑ "A Confederacy of Dunces, as Reverse Satire:  The American Subgenre," Mississippi Quarterly 38, no. 1 (1984‑85): 33‑47.    Reprinted in the Gale Research Series.

 

‑ "A Journal of the Plague Year: Defoe and Claustrophobia," Southern Review 16, no. 3 (1983): 374‑85.

 

- "The Musicalization of Fiction: The Virtuosity of Burgess' Napoleon Symphony," Mosaic 16, no. 3 (1983): 101-15.                                                                                            

 

‑ "The 'Choicest Morsel' of Sterne's Borrowings from Rabelais Unnoticed," English Language Notes 21, no. 1 (September 1983): 42‑44.

 

‑ "Anthony Burgess: Composer of Comic Fiction," International Fiction Review 10, no. 2 (1983): 91‑97.

                   

‑ Poetry published in Dalhousie Review, Spring 1982, The Antigonish Review, Winter 1983, and Queen's Quarterly, Spring 1984.

 

* Illustrated

 

Editions:

 


 

Reviews:

 

- The Muses of Resistance: Labouring-Class Women's Poetry in Britain, 1739-1796, by Donna Landry (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990) in Dalhousie Review 71, no. 1 (1991): 122-24.

 

- The Autobiographical Subject: Gender and Ideology in Eighteenth-Century England, by Felicity A. Nussbaum (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1989) in Philological Quarterly 70, no. 3 (1991): 395-97.

 

- Warrior Women and Popular Balladry, 1650-1850, by Dianne Dugaw (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989) in Dalhousie Review 69, no. 4 (1990): 600-602.

 

- Sterne's Fiction and the Double Principle, by Jonathan Lamb (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989) in Dalhousie Review 70, no. 1 (1990): 121-22.

 

- Henry Fielding: A Life, by Martin C. Battestin, with Ruthe Battestin (New York: Routledge, 1989) in Dalhousie Review 70, no. 3 (1990): 409-12.

 

Invited Articles:

 

- “Physical Bibliography: The Case of the “Memoires” of the Chevalier James Johnstone."  Creag Dhubh.  Clan Macpherson Association. Vol. 66 (2014): 44-48.

 

PAPERS:

 

- "Hockey Photography Circa 1950: A Slice of Sport History." St. Mary’s University Centre for the Study of Sport and Health, 2019 Fall Series, November 15, 2019.

https://david-mcneil.ca/Sport_History/Hockey_Photography_Circa_1950_-_CSSH_Pres._-_Friday__November_15__2019_at_1_53_05_PM_default_69a1ce22.mp4

 

- The Subtle Jocularity of Verrio's Staircase for William III: An Interpretation.  Hampton Court Palace Symposium.  Hampton Court, October 23, 2017.

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/a393e2_faa7ab7bebf44abcbef90106f94213bf.pdf

 

- “Play, Self-Representation and Irony in the English Mural.” “Those Wider Sorts of Painting: Murals in England 1600-1750.” Arts Council England. Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, 16 Sept. 2016.  [Invited.]

 

- “The Publication History of the Memoirs of the Chevalier James Johnstone.” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Annual Meeting, Montreal, October 2014.

 

-  “Snapshots of Hockey’s Arena: 1953 and 2003.”  Re-visioning and Visioning Hockey’s Arena Conference.   University of Western Ontario, London, June 2014.

http://ilores.ca/aca/engl/dmcneil/arena_2014_-_20140617_083830_27.html

 

- “Hogarth, Spectatorship and the Jacobite Executions.”  Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Annual Meeting, Edmonton, October 2012.

http://ilores.ca/aca/engl/dmcneil/CSECS_2012_jacobite_executions_-_Flash_%28Original_Size%29_-_20121020_02.58.46PM.html

 

-  “The Literature of Hockey’s ‘Bad Boys’.”  Constructing the Hockey Family.   Putting It on the Ice III.”  St. Mary's University: Homberg Centre for Wellness and Sport. Halifax, July 14, 2012.

http://ilores.ca/aca/engl/dmcneil/hockeys_bad_boys_3_-_Flash_%28Original_Size%29_-_20120717_11.19.54AM.html

 

-  Another English Translation of The Memoirs of the Chevalier de Johnstone and Why Should Anyone Care?” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Annual Meeting, Hamilton, October 2011.

 

-“From Culloden to the fall of New France: The Memoirs of the Chevalier de Johnstone.”    Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.  Annual Meeting.  St. John’s, October 2010.

 

-  “‘A Dialogue betwixt General Wolfe, and the Marquis Montcalm, in the Elysian Fields’ [1759]: Lucianic Satire or British Propaganda?”  Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.  Annual Meeting.  Ottawa, November 2009.  [Published by Lumen.]

 

“Advertising and the Scriblerians.”  Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.  Annual Conference.  Montreal, Quebec.  October 15-19, 2008.

 

- “A Representation of Collage Before Collage?  The Great Trompe-l'Oeil or Medley Print.”  The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture, and the Bubbles of 1720.” Beinecke Library and Yale School of Management.  Special Conference.  April 17-19, 2008. [Invited.]

 

- “Intertextuality and Commemoration: Bubble Prints and Playing Cards.”

 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Annual Conference.  Portland, Oregon.  March 27-30, 2008.

 

- “The Practice and Function of Hockey Photography, 1945-55.”  Canada and the League of Hockey Nations Conference.  University of Victoria.  April 19-21, 2007.

 

- “Thomas Bowles’ Commemorative Prints and Playing-Cards: Popular Art and the South Sea Bubble.”  Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Fredericton Conference, September 2005; also delivered to the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Trois- Rivières Conference, October 2005.


 

- “David Foster Wallace and Writing Tennis: Game, Set, Match.”  Sports Literature Association.  22nd Annual Conference.  Iowa State University.  June 23-26, 2005.

 

- “EndNote and HIP (Hockey in Print): Establishing and Maintaining an Interactive, Annotated Online Bibliography.”  ACCUTE/COCH Joint Session.  Congress.  University of Manitoba.  May 30, 2004.

 

- “Women’s Hockey in Print (WHIP): A Literature Review.”  Women’s Hockey: Gender Issues On and Off the Ice.”  Gorsebrook Research Institute.  Saint Mary’s University.  March 28, 2004.

 

- “Abduction to America: Peter Williamson, Lord Annesley and the English Novel.”  Eighteenth Annual DeBartolo Conference.  University of South Florida.  February 19, 2004.

 

- “The Sports/Hockey Raconteur: Telling the Story of Eddie Shore and the Springfield Indians.”  Sports Literature Association, Annual Conference, Springfield College, 2003.

 

- "Fictionalizing America: Curious and Capital Speculations," Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Halifax Conference, November 2001.

 

- "The Origin, Idealization and Romance of the North American Indigene," Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Saskatoon Conference, October 2001.

 

- "To Play or Not to Play: Gerry McNeil and the 1953, ‘54 NHL Playoffs," Putting it on Ice, Gorsebrook Institute Conference.  St. Mary’s University, October 2001.

 

- "An Interdisciplinary Reading/Viewing: Thomas Bowles' Medley Prints of the 1720 Bubbles," ACCUTE, Edmonton Conference, May 26, 2000.

 

- "In the Wake of Crusoe: The Multifarious Narratives in Rufus Chetwood's Travel Novels of the 1720s," International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Dublin Conference, July 1999.

 

- "The Chetwoods in Ireland: A Theatrical Family," International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Dublin Conference, July 1999.

 

- "Critical Awareness and the Theatricality of Hockey," Invited Lecture and Panel Discussion, Kamloops Art Gallery, October 3, 1998. [invited]

 

- “Laguerre’s Scenes of the Battle of Blenheim: Official Decoration and the Popular Press,” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Edmonton Conference, September 1998.

 

- “The Interactive Web We Weave,” ISETA (International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives), with Jason Merry, October 1997.

 


- “William III as National/Military Hero.”  Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Berkeley Conference, February 1997. *   [Also presented to the Atlantic Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, April, 1997.]

 

- “The Bubble Project: An  Interm Report.”  Interdisciplinary Seminar, Queen’s University (November 1, 1996).    Invited *

 

- "Ordering the Will to Know: Hume, Schopenhauer and Foucault."  Northeast Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Ottawa Conference, September 1995. 

 

- "The South Sea Bubble and Crowd Psychology."  Ninth Enlightenment Congress (International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies), Münster Conference, July 1995.   

 

- "The 1738 Melksham Riot: An Early Case of Provincial Newspaper Bias."  Popular Culture Association, Annual Conference, 1994.  

 

- "Amerindians in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel: An Application of Rogin's Countersubversive Theory."  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Providence Conference, 1993.  

 

- "Charlotte Lennox's Fictionalization of New York," Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, St. John’s Conference, October 1992.

 

- "Popular Literature and the South Seas Bubble," Eighth International Congress on the Enlightenment, Bristol Conference, July 1991.

 

- "British Opinion and the Use of the Army to Maintain Order in the Eighteenth Century," Conference on Military Aid to the Civil Authority: The Anglo-Saxon Tradition, Acadia University, April 1991.

 

- "Finding, Joining and Creating Bitnet Discussion Groups," American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Annual Conference 1990.  (Hands-on Computer Demonstration)

 

- "War as Decorative Art: Laguerre, Swift and Blenheim Palace," American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Annual Conference, April 1988.*

 

- "Swift, Bakhtin, and War," Atlantic Universities Teachers of English Conference, 1987 - Mount Allison University, October 1987.

 

- "Military Unruliness in Fielding's Tom Jones and Hogarth's "March to Finchley," Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Annual Conference, September 1987.*

 

- Military Enlistment and Preferment in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel," Atlantic Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Bi-annual Conference, April 1987.*


 

- "The Miniature `Campaigns' of Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim," American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Williamsburg Conference, March 1986.

 

‑ "Trade and Colonial Aggression in Gulliver's Travels", Northeast American Society for Eighteenth‑Century Studies, Utica Conference, September 1985.

 

‑ "Approaches to Canadian Colonial Literature: 1760‑1815," Atlantic University Teachers of English, MSVU Halifax, October 1984.

 

‑ "The Search for Alexander Henry," Canadian Society for Eighteenth‑Century Studies, Saint John Conference, October 1983.

 

‑ "Three Early Poems from Lower Canada in Perspective," Canadian Society for Eighteenth‑Century Studies, Edmonton Conference, October 1982.

 

‑ "Satire and War in Selected Renaissance Works," VII International Conference of Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, Villanova University, September 1982.

 

* Illustrated

 

PANELS:

 

- “Technology and Teaching,” Atlantic University Teachers of English, Bi-annual Conference, October 1997.

 

- "The Economics of War and Peace" (paper and panel discussion), Eighth International Congress on the Enlightenment, July 1991.

 

WORK-IN-PROGRESS:

 

- New Edition/Translation of The Memoirs of the Chevalier James Johnstone, with Driss Aȋssaoui.

- Narrative and Self-Likeness in the Mural.

 

FELLOWSHIPS:  

 

- McMaster Library (Hamilton, Ont.), McMaster/ASECS Postdoctoral Fellowship, June 15 to July 15, 1992.

 

- Folger Library (Washington, D.C.), Folger/ASECS Postdoctoral Fellowship, "Union, State and Empire," Seminar directed by John Robertson, May 20 - June 27, 1991.

 

- William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (Los Angeles, California) Postdoctoral Fellowship, "War and Society in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England," Seminar Directed by Stephen Baxter, June 20 - July 29, 1988.

 

 

GRANTS:

 

- Dalhousie CTL (Centre for Teaching and Learning) Grant (2014), “Development of Podcasts for the Short Story (first-year program and Engl. 2034)”

 

- Dalhousie Sabbatical Grant (2013), “The MSS of the Chevalier James Johnstone”

 

- Dalhousie CTL (Centre for Teaching and Learning) Grant (2010), “Development of Online Class (Engl. 2060)”

 

- Dalhousie Sabbatical Grant (2010), “Anthony Burgess and Menippean Fiction”

 

- Dalhousie Research and Development Grant (2003), “Hockey in Print (HIP)”

 

- Dalhousie Research and Development Grant (1997), “The Bubble Project”

 

- Dalhousie Sabbatical Grant (1992), "Capital and Curiosity in the Eighteenth-Century Novel"

 

- Dalhousie Research and Development Grant (1990), "Capital and Curiosity in the Eighteenth-Century Novel"

 

- Dalhousie Research and Development Grant (1986), "War and Eighteenth-Century Fiction"

 

 

TEACHING:

 

Requested Lectures:

- “Hockey and Imagining Canadian Identity."  Canadian Studies 2000. Jan. 9, 2013.

http://ilores.ca/aca/engl/dmcneil/2000_08jan13_hockey_-_Flash_%28Original_Size%29_-_20130109_03.32.35PM.html

 

- “The Rape of the Lock.”  Engl. 2001. Nov. 21, 2012, Mar. 7, 2016.

http://ilores.ca/aca/engl/dmcneil/2001_21nov12_rape_-_Flash_%28Original_Size%29_-_20121121_02.49.25PM.html

 

- “Presentation on Teaching an Online Section of a Regular Format Class.”  FASS Online Presentation.  Repeated in CNLT 5000, March 2013 & March 2014.

http://ilores.ca/aca/engl/dmcneil/cnlt_5000_27mar14_-_20140328_075823_27.html

 

Classes Taught:

 

SCANS (Seniors College of Nova Scotia)

- Hockey and Canadian Culture, 2020w

- Satire from Juvenal to Colbert, 2020f (scheduled)*

* designates online class

 

Dalhousie University (Graduate)

- Spectatorship in Early Modern England (5276.03)*: 2012f, 2014f

- Eighteenth-Century English Novel (5315.06): 1985-86, 1988-89, 1991

- Studies in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel (5316.03): 1992, 1994, 1996, 2004

- Popular Literature and History: An Interdisciplinary Approach (5355.03): 1997, 2009f, 2018w

- Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Satire (5310.06): 1989-90, 1999-2000

- Restoration Theatre (5306.03): 1993, 1996, 2002, 2005, 2012w

- Directed Reading, John Cameron (5000.03): 2006

* Team-taught with Ron Huebert

 

Dalhousie (Fourth-Year)

- Revolution and Literature: 1660-1800 (4822.03): 2015f

- Swift and His Age (4608.03): 2004, 2007, 2009w, 2013w

- The Novel: Behn to Austen (4256.06): 1994-95

- Poetry and Prose: 1660-1800 (4255.06): 1997-98


- Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature (4254.06): 1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88

- Romantic Literature (4356.06): 1989

- The Essay (4001.03), 1994

- Introduction to Literary Research (0451.00): 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996

 

St. Mary’s University (Fourth-Year)

- Advanced Studies in American Literature (4457.1) 2010f

- Advanced \Studies in Genre: The Essay: 2000f

 

Dalhousie University (Upper-Level)

- English Drama: 1660-1800 (3020.03): 2009w, 2010f, 2012f, 2016f

- English Novel to 1820 (3022.03): 2007, 2011f

- English Poetry and Prose, 1660-1740 (3017.03): 2003, 2005, 2011w

- Satire (2230.03): 2003, 2006, 2013w, 2016w

- The Short Story (2034): 2001s, 2017w*

- Sports Literature and Culture: Hockey (2060.03), 2008w, 2008f, 2009f, 2012w, 2014w,* 2016w*

- Comedy and Satire (2227.06): 1986, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1992-93, 2001-2002

- Gothic Fiction (2218.03): 2004

- Gothic Novel (3216.06): 1986, 1992-93, 1994-95

- English Novel to 1900 (2208.06): 1988-89, 1989-90

- Women Writers: 1660-1800 (4007.03): 1988

* denotes regular and online sections.

 

1998-99, SMU 2000,

- Framed Narratives (2029.03): 2000, 2001.

- The Short Story (2034.03): 2001 - Spring, 2001 - Fall, 2004

 

Dalhousie University (First Year)

- Introduction to English (1000.06): 1984-85, 1985-86, 1987, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991, 1992-93, 1998-99, 2001-2002, 2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2010-2011 2011-2012, 2012-13

- Introduction to Prose and Fiction (1010.03): 2014w, 2015w, 2016f, 2017w, 2018w

- Introduction to Poetry and Drama (1020.03): 2007

University of Alberta (1983-84)

- First Year English, - Writing for Engineers

 

Online Classes:

Sports Literature and Culture: Hockey (2060.03): 2012w-sec.02, 2014w-sec.02, 2016w-sec.02. 

The Short Story (2034.03): 2017w-sec.02

 

 

GRADUATE SUPERVISION:

 

- H____ D____, Ph.D. ( withdrew)

unsuccessful attempt at comprehensive oral (May 2006)

 

- E____ W____, M.A. (1995)

“Setting an Example: British Periodicals for Women, 1691-1774"

 

- R____ G____, Ph.D. (1994)

“Falling off the Ladder of Degree: Aristocratic Authority and the Conscientious Self in Pamela, the Pamela Vogue, and the Novels of Henry Fielding”

 

- L____ W____, Ph.D. ( 1993)


“A Discourse of Their Own?  The Critique of Luxury in Selected Prose of Eighteenth-Century Women Writers”

 

- T____ C____, M.A. (1992)

"’Facit Indignatio Versum: Dryden's Translations of Juvenal"

 

- L____ B____, M.A. (1990)

"The Anatomy of Melancholy and Tristram Shandy: Burton's 'Be not Idle' and Sterne's Hobbyhorse"

 

- C____ Z____, M.A. (1987)

"The Verbal Self:  The Naming Process in Moll Flanders and Roxana"

 

- C____ C____, M.A. (1986)

"Education by Embarrassment and Mortification: Character Development in Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Persuasion"

 

Second or Third Reader (complete to 1998):  L____ B____, MA (2016); A____ P____, MA (2014); J____ C____, PhD (2012); E____ C____, MA (2012); R____ B____; PhD (2011); A____ Y____ MA (2011); J____ J____, MA (2011); L____ G____, MA (2010); J____ R____, MA (2010); A____ D____, MA (2009); M____ B____, MA (2008); H____ C____, MA (2007); S____ L____, MA (2005); E____ J____, PhD (2004); D____ B____, MA (2003); S____ W____, PhD (2003); S____ E____, PhD (2001); J____ C____, MA (2001); H_  M____, MA (1998); S____ M____, MA (1998).

 

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE:

Association of Dalhousie Retirees and Pensioners (ADRP)

- Secretary of the Board of Directors (2019-)

 

SCANS (Seniors College of Nova Scotia):

- Advisor on the technology of online teaching (2020-)  

 

University (Dalhousie):

- University Classroom Planning Committee (2017-18)

- University IT Infrastructure Committee (2016-18)

- E-Learning Strategic Working Group (2016-18)

- Dalhouise University Club, Board of Directors (2014-17)

- Senate Steering Committee (2003-2006)

- Athletic Council (2005-2006)

- Scitpc, Senate Computing and Information Technology Planning Committee (1996-99)

- Sexual Harassment Committee (1994-95)

- FASS Representative to Senate (1989-91, 2003-2006)

- Library Committee (1985-88)

- Scholarship Committee (1987-88)

- Audio-Visual Committee (1988-90, 1997-99)

 

College/Faculty (FASS, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; FGS, Faculty of Graduate Studies)

- FASS IT Committee (2014-17, chair 2016-17)

- FASS Review Committee King’s Programmes (2011-12), chair

- FASS “Humanities” Open House Organizer (2005)

- FASS Professional Development Committee (1992-95)

- FGS SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship Committee (1996-97)

- FGS Secretary (1990- 93)

- FGS Council (1988-93)

- FGS Nominating Committee (1991-93)

- FASS ad hoc Accommodation Committee (1989)

- College Stirling Exchange Co-ordinator (1987-90)

 

Department:

- Chair (1999-2001, 2014-15)

-Advisory Committee (2010-12, 2016-17, 2018)

- Advisory Committee (Special) - Spousal Appointment, chair (2008-2009)


- Undergraduate Committee  (1996-98, 2003-2006)

- Undergraduate Co-Ordinator (1998, 2004-2006)

- Prize Committee Chair (2007-2008, 2008-2009)

- Professional Development Committee (1992, 2015)

- Tenure and Renewal Committee (1991)

- Advisory Committee (1989-90)

- High School Liaison Committee (1988-90, chair 1988-89)

- Graduate Committee (1985-88, 1994-95, 2001-2002, 2007W, 2014W)

- Graduate Co-Ordinator (1986-87, 1994-95)

- Nominating Committee (1988, 1990, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2011)

- Placement Officer (1985-86, 2001-2002)

- Secretary (1985-86, 2009f)

- Coordinator Faculty Colloquium (1984-85)

-Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity (2010-11) 

 

External:

- President, CACE, Canadian Association of Chairs of English (2000-2001)

-Secretary-Treasurer, ACCUTE, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (1997-99)

- Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (1988-89)

- Secretary-Treasurer, Atlantic Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (1987-88)

- Programme and Organization Committee, 1988 Joint Canadian and Atlantic Societies for Eighteenth-Century Studies

- Conference Committee, Anthony Burgess Symposium (University of Angers), 2010

- Conference Programme Chairman, Atlantic Society for Eighteenth‑Century Studies Conference, 1985

- Member of the Advisory Board for War, Literature, and the Arts: an interdisciplinary journal         (1989-2005)

- External Examiner, Ph.D. Dissertation (2005) Leslie Robertson (University of Alberta)

- External Examiner, MA (1998) Paul Toner (Memorial)

- External Reviewer, Promotion Case, Christopher Brooks (State University of Kansas)

- External Examiner, M.A. Thesis (1987) David Brian MacDonald (Acadia University)

- Organizing Committee, St. Mary’s University Hockey Conference, 2021 (postponed due to the pandemic)

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

- ACCUTE, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English

- Canadian and American Societies for Eighteenth‑Century Studies (CSECS)

- SIHR, Society for International Hockey Research

 

REFERENCES:

Available upon request.

 

TEACHING DOSSIER

Available upon request.

 

 

Updated: July 2020.