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Upcoming events…  and a link to the blog…

  • I will be doing double duty in Thunder Bay 22-25 August, at the annual Canadian Nautical Research Society conference. I’ll be presenting my research on how the British Admiralty interacted with private inventors in the nineteenth century (I love bureaucracy), and then doing a reading of Lady Franklin of Russell Square at one of the evening galas. I’m also looking forward to meeting the CNRS folks as I move into the role of editor of Argonauta, the society’s public quarterly. But first, I’m taking a few days to explore Sleeping Giant provincial park. All of it sounds like a fantastic week to close out an already superlative summer.
  • Lady Franklin of Russell Square has been shortlisted for Fiction of the Year award with the Book Publishers’ Association of Alberta!
  • The Canadian Nautical Research Society’s review of Lady Franklin of Russell Square is just out: visit Argonauta, its newsletter bursting at the beams with all things maritime. Enjoy!
  • In January I had a great chat with guest host Carmen Klassen on CBC Ottawa’s All in a Day about Lady Franklin of Russell Square and Lady Franklin herself, my favourite Victorian rabble rouser. Carmen was right to call attention to my work in the Royal Military College’s English, Culture, and Communication Department, without which none of my work would be possible.

Lady Franklin of Russell Square



Lady Franklin of Russell Square: synopsis and reviews


As affecting the fate of my absent husband



As affecting the fate of my absent husband: synopsis and reviews