PERSONAL: Male. Education: Bishop's University, B.A., 1963; University of Toronto, M.A., 1966, Ph.D., 1970.
ADDRESSES: Office—School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: High school teacher in Picton, Ontario, Canada, 1964–65; University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, lecturer, 1970–72, assistant professor, 1972–80, associate professor of English and theater studies, 1980–2004, professor, 2004–. Shanghai Institute of International Economic Management, teacher, 1984–85; University of Canterbury, exchange teacher, 1990. Gryphon Press, operator of antique hand press, 1973–84. Birmingham Repertory Theater, archivist, 1975–81; Massey College, trustee of Quarter Century Fund, 1995–97. Guest on media programs; judge of writing and public speaking competitions.
MEMBER: Science Fiction Research Association (vice president, 2001–03; president, 2003–2005).
AWARDS, HONORS: Canada Council grants, 1972, 1981; grants from Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1989, 1993, 2003.
J. G. Ballard, Starmont House (Mercer Island, WA), 1985.
Shanghai Year, Starmont House (Mercer Island, WA), 1987.
The Span of Mainstream and Science Fiction: A Critical Study of a New Literary Genre, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2003.
Contributor to books, including Arthur C. Clarke, edited by J. D. Olander and M. H. Greenberg, Taplinger (New York, NY), 1977; Ursula K. Le Guin, edited by J. D. Olander and M. H. Greenberg, Taplinger (New York, NY), 1979; Other Worlds: Fantasy and Science Fiction since 1939, edited by John J. Teunissen, Mosaic (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), 1980; Imaginative Futures, edited by Milton T. Wolf and Daryl F. Mellett, SFRA Press (San Bernardino, CA), 1994; Readings in Robertson Davies: A Mingling of Contrarieties, University of Ottawa Press (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 2001. Contributor to conference proceedings and encyclopedias; contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Extrapolation, World Literature Written in English, Foundation, Canadian Literature, Mosaic, English Studies in Canada, Educational Theater Journal, and Science Fiction Studies. Associate editor, Canadian Drama, 1977–91.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on utopias and dystopias of the South Pacific.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Extrapolation, summer, 2003, Taylor Ellwood, review of The Span of Mainstream and Science Fiction: A Critical Study of a New Literary Genre, p. 258.