James Gifford

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

Personal Modernisms (2014)
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Modernist Versions Project
Ulysses | YoU | SSHRC

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I am Associate Professor of English 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 as well.

My research interests include Transatlantic Modernism (British, American, Irish, and Canadian), prose and poetry, 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 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 recently completed Personal Modernisms: Anarchist Networks and the Later Avant-Gardes (September 2014) and have a forthcoming critical edition of Lawrence Durrell's prose, From The Elephant's Back (December 2014). 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. 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. I also study Restoration musical theatre and opera.

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Document created 25 January 2000 | Last Updated 3 June 2014