Alex J. Dick -- Curriculum Vitae

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of British Columbia, 2002-  
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, Northern Michigan University, 2001-2002
  • SSHRCC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English, University of Toronto, 1999-2001
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of English, University of Western Ontario, 1999-2001

 Education

  • PhD (English), University of Western Ontario, 1994-1999
  • MA (English), McMaster University, 1993-1994  
  • BA (English and Latin), University of Toronto, Trinity College, 1988-1992

Honours and Awards

  • University of British Columbia Humanities and Social Science Large Grant, 2003
  • University of British Columbia Humanities and Social Science Small Grant, 2002-2003
  • University of British Columbia Start-Up Grant, 2002
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1999-2001
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, 1996-1998
  • McIntosh Lecture Prize, Department of English, University of Western Ontario, 1997
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 1994-1996
  • University of Western Ontario Graduate Tuition Scholarship,1994
  • University of Western Ontario Special University Scholarship, 1994
  • McMaster University Centennial Scholarship,1993-1994
  • McMaster University Graduate Scholarship, 1993-1994
  • Trinity College Scholarship, 1991

Work in Progress

  • “Realms of Gold: Money, Romanticism, and the Formation of the Disciplines” (book)
  • “Spheres of Action: The Performative in Romantic Literature and Culture” (essay collection, co-edited with Angela  Esterhammer)

Publications

  • “Romantic Drama and the Performative: A Reassessment” European Romantic Review 14 (2003): 97-115
  • “Charity, Poverty, Poetry: The Unproductive Labours of ‘The Old Cumberland Beggar.’” Studies in Romanticism 39 (2000): 365-96.
  • “Citizen Khan.”  Coleridge Bulletin 16 (2000): 31-39.
  • 4 entries on “Leigh Hunt,” “Adam Heinrich Muller,” “Economics,” “British Drama.” in The Encyclopaedia of the Romantic Era forthcoming from Fitzroy Dearborn
  • Scholarly edition of Charlotte Smith (attr.), What is She? A Comedy in British Women Playwrights Around 1800.  Ed. Michael Eberle-Sinatra and Thomas Crochunis. http://www-sul.stanford.edu/mirrors/romnet/wp1800.
  • Review of Tim Morton, The Poetics of Spice (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000) in British Association of Romantic Studies Bulletin and Review 22 (2002): 20.
  • Review of Robert K. Lapp, Contest for Cultural Authority: Hazlitt, Coleridge, and the Distresses of the Regency (Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1999) in English Studies in Canada 28 (2002): 533-536.
  • Review of Andrew Motion, Wainewright the Poisoner (London: Faber, 2000). In Romanticism On the Net 20 (2000). http://users.ox.ac.uk/~scat0385/20motion.html.
  • Review of Jane Girdham, English Opera in Late Eighteenth-Century London: Stephen Storace at Drury Lane (Oxford: Clarendon, 1997). In Romantic Circles Reviews 3 (2000): http://www.rc.umd.edu/reviews/girdham.html.
  • Review of Patrick Brantlinger, The Reading Lesson: The Threat of Mass Literacy in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1998) in Literary Research 31 (1999): 79-82.
  • Review of Gerald Gillespie and Raymond A. Prier, eds.  Narrative Ironies (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1995) in Literary Research 30 (1998): 65-8.
  • Review of William H. Sewell Jr., A Rhetoric of Bourgeois Revolution: The Abbé Sieyes and What is the Third Estate? (Durham: Duke UP, 1994) in Literary Research 26 (1997): 34-5.
  • Review of Ortwin DeGraef, Titanic Light: Paul De Man's Post-Romanticism 1960-1969 (Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1995) in Literary Research 24 (1996): 21-2.

Publications under Consideration

  • “The Law of Contract and The Old Manor House” in Romantic Empiricism, ed. Gavin Budge (Bucknell UP)
Presentations and Conference Papers
  • "Romanticism and the Gold Standard" presented at the International Conference on Romanticism, Marquette University, November 2003
  • "Newton, Alchemy, and the Exoticism of the Guinea" presented at the Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Conference, University of British Columbia, October 2003
  • "Wordsworth and the Difference Engine" presented at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Fordham University, August 2003
  • "Scott, Money, and History" presented at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, University of Western Ontario, August 2002
  • “Coleridge and the Idea of Paper Money” presented at the British Association of Romantic Studies Conference, University of Liverpool, July 2001.
  • “Coleridge and Müller on Paper Money” presented at the British Comparative Literature Association Conference, University of Wales at Swansea, July 2001.
  • “Do Promises Exist?  Austin, Frege, and ‘Truth’” presented at the Centre for Study of Theory and Criticism Symposium, University of Western Ontario, March 2001.
  • “Divisions of Labour, Intimations of Identity: Wordsworth, Smith and the Political Economy of Romantic Memory” presented at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2001.
  • “Divisions of Labour, Intimations of Identity: Adam Smith and the Political Economy of Romantic Memory” presented at the Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, October 2000.
  • “Citizen Khan” presented at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, September 2000.
  • “Poetry and Economics in the Middle Period (1816-1818)” presented at the International Coleridge Summer Conference, Cannington, United Kingdom, July 2000.
  • “Wordsworth and Gambling: An Experiment in Romantic Economics” presented at the American Conference on Romanticism, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, November 1999.
  • “‘The New Aristocracy’: Ricardo, Shelley, and the Common Sense of Money” presented at North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia,  August 1999.
  • “‘Solemn Humbug’: Coleridge, Malthus and the Economy of 1798” presented at North American Society for the Study of Romanticism/ British Association for Romantic Studies Conference, St. Mary’s University College, Strawberry Hill, London, United Kingdom, July 1998.
  • “Romantic Theatre's Economy of Desire.” Response to  “Romantic Theatre and Its Other Stages” panel at North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, McMaster University,  November 1997.
  • “Inchbald’s Remarks: Jacobinism, History and The British Theatre” presented at Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, University of Western Ontario, October 1997.
  • “’Mannett Clowne’: Error, Improvisation and Editorial Practice in The Booke of Sir Thomas More” presented at Ohio Shakespeare Conference, Ohio State University, May 1997.
  • “’Sounds as Bad as Truth’: Antonin Artaud and Shelley’s The Cenci” presented at North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Boston College, November 1996.
  • “Eighteenth-Century Theatre, Speech Acts and The Public Sphere: Habermas, Diderot, Sheridan” presented at the East Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Georgetown University, October 1996.
  • “’belch/ this poem ain’t got no manners’: Resisting Consumption in Keats, Ellison, Strand and Reed” presented at the Bi-Annual LEXIS Conference, University of Western Ontario, October 1995.
  • “’A Pudder and Racket’: Tristram Shandy and its Riotous, Theatrical Audience” presented at the North-East American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, University of Ottawa, September 1995.