Dr. David Eso

Dr. David Eso

Recent PhD


BA (UBC), MA (UCalgary)

Area of expertise

Canadian literature; poetics; criticism; cultural history; editing.

Dissertation TitleNowlan, Ferrari, MacEwen, and the Flat Earth Society: A countercultural history and literary appreciation

Supervisors: Drs. Iain Higgins and Misao Dean

David Eso has served UVic and the Department of English as an elected member of the Graduate Student Society, the Board of Governors, and University Senate. He regularly publishes creative and critical writing and experiments with creative-critical hybridity, particularly in his academic conference papers. Since joining UVic in 2015, he has presented at conferences in New Brunswick, Ontario, and British Columbia as well as in Iceland and Ireland.

Recent Scholarly Activity:

Editor: Post-glacial: The Poetry of Robert Kroetsch (Wilfrid Laurier U P, 2019)

Editor: The Earth is Flat: An Exposé of the Globularist Hoax by Leo Ferrari (ISER Books, 2019)

Poetry Editorial Board Member, the Malahat Review 

Author: "From Friction, Heat: Kroetsch, Spanos, and boundary 2" (Mosaic 50.3)