Dr. Chris Ferns


E-mail: chris.ferns@msvu.ca

Research interests:


Walter Scott, historical fiction, gender studies


Selected publications:


Narrating Utopia: Ideology, Gender, Form in Utopian Literature. Liverpool University Press, 1999.

Aldous Huxley: Novelist. London: Athlone, 1980.

“Future Conditional, or Future Perfect? The Dispossessed and Permanent Revolution” in The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed. Ed. Peter Stillman and Laurence Davis. Chicago: Lexington, 2005.

“Walter Scott, J.G. Farrell, and the Dialogics of Historical Fiction.” J.G. Farrell: The Critical Grip. Ed. Ralph J. Crane. Dublin: Four Courts, 1999.

“Rewriting Male Myths: Herland and the Utopian Tradition.” A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Ed. Val Gough and Jill Rudd. Liverpool UP, 1998. 24-37.

“That Obscure Object of Desire: Sir Walter Scott and the Borders of Gender.” English Studies in Canada 22 (1996): 149-166.

“Look Who’s Talking: Walter Scott, Thomas Raddall, and the Voices of the Colonized.” ARIEL 26.4 (1995): 49-67.

“The Value/s of Dystopia: The Handmaid’s Tale and the Anti-Utopian Tradition.” Dalhousie Review 69.3 (1989): 373-382.