BA in Classical Studies (University of British Columbia); PhD in English (University of British Columbia)
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Mark Deggan’s critical work and teaching is strongly inflected by earlier careers in the visual arts and theatrical design and scenography. He has published widely on modernist fiction, and the poetics of the cinema: recent chapters include “Conrad’s Ecological Performativity” in Conrad & Nature (Routledge 2018) and two entries in A Companion to World Literature, “Human Rights – ‘Inalienable’,” and “Knut Hamsun: Modernity’s Primal Birthing?” (Wiley Blackwell 2019). Aside from an abiding interest in Joseph Conrad’s Eastern narratives, his current project sets out a performative ecology of cosmopolitan and space in 20th Century world fiction, and explores French, Dutch, and English language writers including Beb Vuyk, Ahmadou Kourouma, and Damon Galgut.