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 Jim Daems

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Arts, Business and Science
204-677-6405
jdaems@ucn.ca  
 
Profile
University-College of the Fraser Valley / Simon Fraser University: BA (1995)
Simon Fraser University: MA (1998)
University of Wales, Bangor: PhD (2001)
Teaching
Sixteenth-, Seventeenth-, and Long Eighteenth-Century British Literature
 
Research Activity/Scholarship
Areas of Interest: Early-Modern British Literature; Long Eighteenth-Century British Literature; Colonialism; Gender; Popular Culture
Most Recent Publications
 
Books
“A Warr so Desperate”: John Milton and Some Contemporaries on the Irish Rebellion. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.
 
Books (edited with Introduction)
The Makeup of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Essays on the Queen of Reality Shows. Jefferson, NC:
McFarland, 2014.
 
Chapters in Books
“Sleepy Hollow and the Horrors of History Post 9/11.” Horror Television in the Age of Consumption: Binging on Fear. Ed. Linda Belau and Kimberley Jackson. New York: Routledge, 2018. 135-47.
“’Mister, this is cattle country:’ Masculinity, Livestock, and the Pastoral Tradition in Western Films.” A Fistful of Icons: Essays on Frontier Fixtures of the American Western. Ed. Sue Matheson and Andrew Patrick Nelson. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2017. 86-98.
“’Most Dangerous Infections’: the Mother Tongue in Edmund Spenser’s The Shepheardes Calender.” (M)Other Tongues. Ed. Juliane Prade. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013. 98-113.
“’I knew a girl once whose hair...’: Dumbledore and the Closet.” Harry Potter Casebook. Ed. Cynthia J. Hallett and Peggy J. Huey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 163-74.
 
Journal Articles
“Savagery, Buggery, and Bestiality: the ‘New World’ in William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation.” The Quint 7.4 (Sept. 2015): 162-84.
 
Contributions to Reference Works
“Berry, Chuck.” 100 People Who Changed American Entertainment: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries. 2 vols. Ed. Robert C. Sickels. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2013. 1: 52-9.
“Williams, Hank.” 100 People Who Changed American Entertainment: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries. 2 vols. Ed. Robert C. Sickels. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2013. 2: 655-62.
“Bradford, William. Of Plymouth Plantation.” Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature. Ed. Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013. 35-7.
“Ginsberg, Allen.” Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature. Ed. Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013. 134-5.
“Hariot, Thomas. A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia.” Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature. Ed. Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013. 141-3.
“Jefferson, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia.” Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature. Ed. Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013. 173-5.
“Smith, John. A Description of New England.” Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature. Ed. Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013. 287-8.
“Winthrop, John. Journals.” Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature. Ed. Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013. 341-3.
 
Conference Papers
“’Nothing will come of nothing’: Misogyny and Creation in King Lear.” College English Association. Denver, Colorado, April 2016.
“A ‘Bag,’ a ‘Bunch of Grapes,’ a Circumcision, and a Winepress: Christ’s Genitals in the Poetry of George Herbert and John Milton.” Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies. Congress 2013. University of Victoria, June 2013.
“Translated you ex tempore in bed”: The Shepheardes Calendar and Spenser and Harvey’s Three Proper, and wittie, familiar Letters.” Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference. University of the Fraser Valley, October 2012.
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