BA in Classical Studies (University of British Columbia); PhD in English (University of British Columbia)
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Mark Deggan’s teaching embraces interdisciplinary and ecocritical approaches to the themes and aesthetics of World Literature, with emphasis on the poetics of cross-cultural encounter. Like his research interests, his course materials continue to be inflected by previous careers in the visual and performing arts.
His publications explore the contestations of late-romanticist and modernist literary and cinematic cultures, with focus on East/West encounters. He was recently guest editor for the Fall 2021 Special Issue of The Conradian: Planetary Conrad. His most recent chapters appear in Politics of Fear, Politics of Hope: Postcritique (Palgrave) and Conrad & Nature (Routledge) and he has two essays in Wiley Blackwell’s Companion to World Literature. His chapter, “‘A Theatrical Imagination’ : The Aesthetics of Conrad’s Fiction & the Arts of the Modernist Stage,” is forthcoming in the volume, Conrad and the Arts of his Time (Edinburgh UP), and his essay, “The Environmental Dynamics of the Gothic : Spectral Atmospherics in Atlantique,” will appear in the Manchester UP collection, Troubling Gothic: Unstable Genre in Contentious Times.