James Gifford

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

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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. I pursue significant studies in Music and performance as well.

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 current monograph project, 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, philologist, and Surveyor General of Québec. I also prepared a scholarly edition of Oscar Wilde's 1890 version of The Picture of Dorian Gray in PDF and ePub in conjunction with a facsimile edition, all of which are released under a Creative Commons license for free non-commercial and non-profit use. A versioned edition of the 1890 and 1891 states is forthcoming in summer 2015 through the Modernist Versions Project. My scholarly editions of Lawrence Durrell's novels Pied Piper of Lovers and Panic Spring were published by ELS Editions in 2008. I also completed a scholarly edition of the Henry Miller and Herbert Read correspondence (2007), which focused on anarchist influences on English Surrealism.

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Document created 25 January 2000 | Last Updated 24 May 2015