PhD Candidate, Queen’s
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Shakespearean character, early modern drama, theories of subjectivity, epistemology, linguistic approaches to literature, Montaigne, and Chaucer.
- “The Philosophical ‘Entente’ of Particulars: Criseyde as Nominalist in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde,” The Chaucer Review 47.2 (2012).
- “The Classroom Debate as a Critical Thinking Strategy,” Queen’s Pedagogy Commons 1.2 (2011): 11–16. <Read online (PDF)>
My dissertation on Shakespearean dramatic character explores how subjectivity effects are produced through discourse pragmatics. In addition to Shakespeare, I simply love Victorian literature (Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens in particular), Cervantes’ Don Quixote, the prose of J. L. Borges, and the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. I am multi-lingual and have always been fascinated by language both from a literary and linguistic perspective. Continental Europe has been a long-time obsession of mine: its languages, histories, and cultural politics. I enjoy travelling through Europe, volleyball, soccer, oil painting, Greek beaches, and hazelnut gelato.