James Gifford

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

Personal Modernisms (2014)
Canada | USA

From the Elephant's Back (2015)
Canada | USA

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I am Associate Professor of English in the School of the Humanities and Director of the University Core at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Vancouver Campus. 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. For part of Fall 2017, I was Visiting Professor at the Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès. I pursue significant studies in Music and performance as well.

Beginning, July 1st, 2017, I transitioned to Director of FDU Press with editorial offices relocating to FDU's Vancouver campus.

My research interests include Transatlantic Modernism (British, American, Irish, and Canadian), prose and poetry, media studies, cultural studies, 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, and related authors.

I recently completed 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 forthcoming monograph project for ELS Editions, A Modernist Fantasy, relates late modernism, radicalism, and mass media genre fiction of the 1940s 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 5 December 2017