Jordan hails from Victoria, BC, where he did his BA and MA at UVic. Like all west-coast ex-pats, he's always trying to get back.
Program: 6th, PhD
Title: Reconstructing William Blake's Bible of Hell
Field of Research/Research Interests: Romanticism, Blake, ruins and fragment literature, diabolism, topsy-turvyiness, illustration
Teaching Position: TF
2010-11 for English 250: British Romantic Literature
"9/11 TragiComix: Allegories of National Trauma in Art Spiegelman's
In the Shadow of No Towers," Shift 1 (2008): 22 pp.
"How Sheila Watson's The Double
Hook Caught On,"
Perspectives on Canadian Publishing (October 2009):
"'Printing in the infernal method': The Forensic Reconstruction of
William Blake's Illuminated Bible of Hell," delivered at the annual
conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and
Publishing; University of Toronto, 24 June 2009
"Opium Addiction Fiction: Reading De
Quincey through his
Enlightenment and Romantic Predecessors," delivered at the annual
conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
(NASSR); Duke University, North Carolina, 23 May 2009
"Recovering William Blake's
Bible of Hell,"
delivered at the annual
NASSR conference; University of Toronto, 21 August 2008
"Distinguishing Propagandas: The
Paradoxes and Contradictions of
George Orwell and Edward L. Bernays," delivered at the annual McGill
English Graduate Student Conference; McGill University, Montreal, 30
"Sham Ruins and Sham Fragments from
Gilpin to Coleridge,"
at the Western Romantic Research Conference; University of Western
Ontario, London, 13 April 2008
"Quantum Mechanics and the Betrayal
delivered at the
English Graduate Student Conference; Tufts University, Boston, 18
"Is Quantum Mechanics a 'Postmodern
Science'?" delivered at the Free
Exchange Conference; University of Calgary, 10 March 2002
The Welcome Week 2010 Schedule for new and returning grad students is now online.
For those new to the Queen's University English Department grad program and to the city of Kingston. A list of Frequently Asked Questions about the grad program and finding your way around Kingston.