BA (Hons) (University of Alberta), MA (Concordia University), PhD (University of Kent)
Jeffrey Mather is currently the Associate Head of the Department of English. His research and teaching interests focus on twentieth-century literature, postcolonial studies, and historical representations of China through Western writing. His is the author of Twetieth-Century Literary Encounters in China: Modernism, Travel, and Form (2020) and has recently co-edited a special issue of Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing which focuses on Hong Kong writing twenty years after the handover. He is also working on an RGC funded project to do with the poet and editor Harriet Monroe and her professional and literary engagements with China and East Asia during the early decades of the twentieth century. His other interests include graphic novels, life writing studies, and travel writing as a form of literary representation.
Literary studies, Travel writing, Literary journalism, Modernism, China/West studies.