Dr. David Buchanan
Education and interests:
Ph.D., 2012, Comparative Literature, University of Alberta
M.A., 2007, Interdisciplinary Studies, Athabasca University
B.A., 1998, Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia
David Buchanan is a teacher and scholar of literary history and print culture from the eighteenth century to the present. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a PhD in Comparative Literature in 2012 and has since held postdoctoral fellowships at both Simon Fraser University (SSHRC, 2012-14) and the University of Alberta (2014-present).
Over the past six years, he has taught courses on literature and composition, literary theory and criticism, world literature, nineteenth-century literature, American literature, science fiction, reading popular texts, and English as an additional language.
He is the author of Acts of Modernity: The Historical Novel and Effective Communication (Routledge, 2017). He has written articles on a variety of subjects, including reading in the Romantic period, popular adaptation of the novels of Sir Walter Scott, and proletarian literature in Canada. His work is published in journals such as Studies in the Humanities, European Romantic Review, English Studies in Canada, and Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society.
David has collaborated on the development of online platforms and scholarly websites to facilitate book history research and open access publication: he was the founding editor of the online graduate student journal Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature from 2010-12 and is the creator or coordinator of electronic resources Streetprint Bratislava, Popular Romanticism, and Red Flags: The Early Labour Press in Canada. He is also the author of study guides for online courses on world literature and advanced literary theory at Athabasca University.
His current projects include Popular Print Edmonton, a website investigating popular print and reading in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and a volume of the Oxford History of Popular Print Culture on Victorian Britain (OUP, under contract). For more information, click here.