I received my B.A from Wilfrid Laurier University and my M.A. and PhD from Queen’s University (1992).  After a postdoctoral fellowship at UBC, I worked at Simon Fraser University until 2001, when I moved back to UBC.  I write and teach in the following areas:  post-1945 British literature, with emphasis on the Thatcher years; print culture, with my focus at the moment being on the status and function of screenplays as print texts; and the life and work of Malcolm Lowry.