James Gifford

Fairleigh Dickinson University
842 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2P6, Canada
Email: gifford@fdu.edu

Of Sunken Islands & Pestilence (2022)

A Modernist Fantasy (2018)

Personal Modernisms (2014)

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I am Professor of English in the School of the Humanities and Director of the University Core at Fairleigh Dickinson University – Vancouver Campus. I also oversee the University Core for FDU's Wroxton College and Chengdu Study Abroad Center. For part of Fall 2017, I was Visiting Professor at l'Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès. For the Fall of 2011, I was Visiting Professor of English in the graduate program at Simon Fraser University. For 2006–2008, I was an Assistant Professor (limited term) and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English at the University of Victoria. I pursue significant studies in Music and performance as well.

In July 2017, I became Director of FDU Press, and its editorial offices relocated to FDU's Vancouver campus.

My research interests include Transatlantic Modernism (British, American, Irish, and Canadian), prose and poetry, media studies, cultural studies, popular literature, genetic criticism, anarchism, radical political thought, and opera. I have particular interests in Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller, Elizabeth Smart, T.S. Eliot, Robert Duncan, Aidan Higgins, Ursula K. Le Guin, and related authors.

My books include Personal Modernisms: Anarchist Networks and the Later Avant-Gardes (September 2014) and a critical edition of Lawrence Durrell's prose, From The Elephant's Back (2015). My monograph project for ELS Editions, A Modernist Fantasy: Modernism, Anarchism, & the Radical Fantastic (2018), relates late modernism, radicalism, and mass media genre fiction of the 1890s through 1980s. I am currently editing the Robert Graves and Aemilia Laraçuen correspondence, as well as a critical edition of the works of Edward Taylor Fletcher, a Nineteenth Century Canadian poet, and philologist. I recently completed a second collection of Durrell's prose, From a Winter Journal as well. I edited other critical editions of Ernest Hemingway, Oscar Wilde, Durrell, Henry Miller, Herbert Read and Theodore Stephanides, several in open access editions.

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Document created 25 January 2000 | Last Updated 25 April 2022