Senior Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes

Education Background:
BA in English Literature
Brigham Young University, USA

MA in English Literature
University of Toronto, Canada

PhD in English Literature
University of Toronto, Canada
Teaching Area

Twentieth Century Literature


Twentieth Century Literature, Fiction, Modernism and Postmodernism, Literature in Translation, Literary Theory, Creative Writing

Personal Website


Travel Memoir

1   Sydneyside Reflections: Wanderings Around the Harbour City.  Adelaide, Australia: Everytime Press. 10 June 2020.

Literary Criticism:

1. “A Tale of Talk: Dialogic Digressivity, Ventriloquism, and Represented Speech in The Adventures of Augie March.” Saul Bellow Journal 28.1. 2015.

2. “Four Doctrines of Religiocentric Reflection: Meditative Digressivity in Humboldt’s Gift.” Saul Bellow Journal 21.1-2. 2009.


Academic Conference Presentations:

1. Love and Death in the Taisho Era: Edogawa Ranpo’s Beast in the Shadows as a Sadomasochistic Narrative Act.” The Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and the Humanities. Osaka, Japan. 3 April 2015.

2. “A Memorable Phase of Mind: Joycean Epiphany and Transformative (Self) Perception.” James Joyce Symposium: Eire on the Erie. State University of New York at Buffalo. 14 June 2009.

3. “Diagnosing the Master of Psychic Disaster: Teaching Representations of Madness in Poe.” Edgar Allan Poe Society Panel. 20th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association. Boston, 23 May 2009.

4. “Go! Go!: Ichiro Ando’s Japanese Translation of James Joyce’s ‘Eveline’ and Walter Benjamin’s ‘The Task of the Translator.’ James Joyce Symposium: Joyce in Translation. University of Seville, Spain, 1994.

5. “Joyce, Einstein, and the Search for a Fundamental Expression.” James Joyce Symposium: California Joyce. University of California, Irvine. June 1993. 


Creative Writing Publications

Fiction Publications: Short Stories, Flash Fictions, and Micro-fictions:

1. "The Einstein Effect." Chicago Quarterly Review. 9 December 2020.

2. "Teotihuacan." Construction Literary Magazine. 15 September 2020.

3. "Sea of Grass." Cloudbank Magazine. July 2020.

3. "Out in Yakima." Lifelines Magazine. July 2020.

5. "The Watchers and the Watched." Columbia Journal. January 2020.

6. "Gyroscope." Maryland Literary Review. December 2019.

7. "Orchard and Claymore." Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. October 2019.

8. "The Only Song is the Song of the Self." Fiction Southeast. October 2019.

9. "Ffestiniog 1974." Burningword Literary Journal. October 2019.

10. "Cross-Current Kuala Lumpur." Avatar Review. August 2019.

11. "Crossing the Guadiana." Perceptions: A Magazine of the Arts. May 2019.

12. "Devil's Drop." 7 Deadly Sins Anthology: Pride. May 2019. 

13. "Saint Jean." Flash Frontier. May 2019.

14. "The Third Lake." America's Emerging Writers Anthology. March 2019.

15. "Chain Letter: An Artifact." 45th Parallel Magazine. March 2019.

16. "The Undertow." 7 Deadly Sins Anthology: Wrath. January 2019.

17. "Hong Kong Labyrinth." [Republication] January 2019.

18. "Keyboard." 7 Deadly Sins Anthology: Sloth. November 2018.

19. "Yanagawa." [Republication] Chaleur Magazine. November 2018.

20. "Cross-Section Hanoi." Long Exposure Magazine. October 2018.

21. "Benton City and the End of the World." Eclectica Magazine. October 2018. [Nominated for a Pushcart Prize]

22. "What Every Man Needs." Pif Magazine. October 2018.

23. "Recognition on Forty-Seventh Street." Spelk. September 2018.

24. "Eagle Rock." Utah's Best Emerging Writers Anthology. September 2018.

25. "The Great Negation." Eunoia Review. September 2018.

26. "First and Adams." Flash: The International Magazine of the Short-Short Story. November 2017.

27. "Into the Valley of Death. Del Sol Review. September 2017.

28. "Characters Madmen Alone Can Read." Chicago Quarterly Review. June 2017.

29. "Bear Hug and Snake Bum." Prick of the Spindle. October 2016.

30. "Padang Besar." Apalachee Review. October 2016.

31. “The Postcard.” Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine. June 2016.

32. “Midnight in the Carre St. Louis.” Queen’s Quarterly. June 2016.

33. “Rockaway.” Cortland Review. May 2016.

34. “About the Author.” Blue Fifth Review. May 2016.

35. “No Time Hath She.” Pif Magazine. May 2016.

36. “Gray.” Ellipsis. April 2016.

37. “City Girl.” Eunoia Review. March 2016.

38. “Showdown in Silicon Alley.” Journal of Microliterature. February 2016.

39. “Washington and Polk.” Dogzplot. February 2016.

40. “Anomaly.” Flash Frontier: Microfiction Issue. December 2015.

41. “Axis of Combination.” Apocrypha & Abstractions. November 2015.

42. “Last Night at the Dead Goat.” Atticus Review. November 2015.

43. “Thief of Holes.” Prick of the Spindle. October 2015.

44. “I-80 & 49th.” Restless Magazine. September 2015.

45. “Doppelganger.” Pif Magazine. September 2015.

46. “Guangzhou Doubletake.” Eastlit. August 2015.

47. “The Uberdog: A Lecture.” Eclectica Magazine. July 2015.

48. “Kunming Train.” Gravel. June 2015.

49. “Guangzhou Interlude.” Gravel. June 2015.

50. “Awa Odori.” Kyoto Journal. May 2015.

51. “Seokguram.” Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. January 2015.

52. “Shiretoko.” Trainless Magazine. December 2014. [Nominated for a Silver Pen Authors Association Write Well Award.]

53. “Montreal Refraction.” Eunoia Review. November 2014.

54. “Hong Kong Labyrinth.” theNewerYork. November 2014.

55. “Revolution of the Bean.” Portland Review. October 2014.

56. “A Sort of Twilight.” Penmen Review. October 2014.

57. “Solstitial.” Flash Frontier. September 2014.

58. “Big Baby Moses.” Split Rock Review. September 2014.

59. “Riding the Rails.” Pif Magazine. August 2014.

60. “Lines Written on a Mall Parking Lot Bench in Mesquite Nevada.” Eunoia Review. June 2014.

61. “Sea of Glass.” Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. May 2014.

62. “What Charlie Said.” Tampa Review. April 2014.

63. “Incident on Abiko Street.” Cha. March 2014. [Nominated for a Pushcart Prize & a Best of the Net/Million Writers Award.]

64. “Chiricahua.” Flash Frontier. February 2014.

65. “Illusion of Depth.” Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. February 2014.

66. “Yanagawa.” theNewerYork. January 2014.

67. “Perros en la Calle.” English Studies in Latin America. December 2013.

68. “Cryptograph.” theNewerYork. October 2013.

69. “Slimer.” Confrontation. December 2010.

70. “Bay and Charles.” Happy. May 2005.

71. “On This Most Perfect Day.” Happy. May 2005.

72. “Melton Street.” Inscape. 1986. [Winner of First Prize, 1986 Mayhew Writing Competiton.]