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Dean Irvine

Associate Professor

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Department of English

Email: dean.irvine@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-2971
Mailing Address: 
Room 2197, McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue
PO BOX 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Canadian literature
  • Modernist literature
  • Textual studies
  • Digital humanities


  • BA (Victoria)
  • MA (Calgary)
  • PhD (McGill)

Selected Publications

  • Editing Modernity: Women and Little-Magazine Cultures in Canada, 1916-1956 (University of Toronto Press, 2007).
  • "[Editing Archives] Archiving Editions,” Journal of Canadian Studies 39.1 (2006)
  • Editor,The Canadian Modernists Meet (University of Ottawa Press, 2005).
  • “The Two Giovannis: P.K. Page’s Two Modernisms,” Journal of Canadian Studies 37.1 (2004).
  • Ed., Heresies: The Complete Poems of Anne Wilkinson, 1924-1961 (Véhicule, 2003)
  • Ed., "Notes from a Preview Meeting," Canadian Poetry 47 (2000): 96-110.
  • "Among Masses: Dorothy Livesay and English Canadian Leftist Magazine Culture of the Early 1930s," Essays on Canadian Writing 68 (1999): 183-212.
  • "Oedipus and Anti-Oedipus, Myth and Counter-Myth: Sheila Watson's Short Fiction," Dominant Impressions: Essays on the Canadian Short Story, eds. Gerald Lynch and Angela Arnold Robbeson (University of Ottawa Press, 1999): 115-125.
  • "A Poetics of Fire: Sharon Thesen's Confabulations: Poems for Malcolm Lowry," A Darkness that Murmured: Essays on Malcolm Lowry and the 20th Century, eds. Paul Tiessen and Frederick Asals (University of Toronto Press, 1999): 188-199.
  • "Fables of the Plague Years: Postcolonialism, Postmodernism, and Magic Realism in Cien aňos de soledad [One Hundred Years of Solitude]," Ariel 29.4 (1998) 53-80. rpt. in One Hundred Years of Solitude: Essays, ed. Harold Bloom (Chelsea House, 2003).
  • Ed., Archive for our Times: Previously Uncollected and Unpublished Poems of Dorothy Livesay (Arsenal Pulp, 1998).
  • Editor, Auto-Anthology: The Complete Poems and Translations of F.R. Scott, 1918-1984(Canadian Poetry Press, 2007).
  • Director and English-language General Editor of the Canadian Literature Collection/La collection de la littérature canadienne, University of Ottawa Press.


  • SSHRC Standard Research Grant (2004-07)
  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2001-2003)
  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (1998-2000)