Ross, Stephen

Associate Professor


Phone number: (250) 721-7237
Department: English

Research description:

- Modernism
- The novel
- Modern British literature
- Literary and critical theory
- Psychoanalysis
- Marxism
- Globalisation
Expertise Profile
Dr. Stephen Ross is pushing modernist studies out in new directions.

He is a founding co-director of the Modernist Versions Project (MVP), which is based in the Maker Lab at the University of Victoria.

The MVP aims to spark an interest in differing versions of the same text by making available multiple online versions of early 20th-century literary novels and other texts. From the MVP website these can be studied, searched, and compared.

This unique method of analyzing literature makes it possible to find variations that would be almost impossible to find without a computer.

With different versions of, for example, James Joyce's Ulysses, Dr. Ross can make connections between when a version was published and the kinds of cultural changes that were happening at that time.

Modernism itself closely mirrors cultural change, as it is characterized by experimentation and a self-conscious break with traditional styles.

Dr. Ross is currently serving as general editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism online. It will feature entries on all aspects of modernism across the arts, across time, and around the world.

Still a work-in-progress, the encyclopedia will let you sort, organize and discover information in new and exciting ways.

Dr. Ross teaches in the Department of English and in the Interdisciplinary Program in Cultural, Social and Political Thought. He also gives a community lecture on the English ghost story.

He finds teaching and public speaking to be excellent ways of bringing his work directly to the public, showing them where it's going and why it's important.



UVic Speakers bureau

Stephen Ross takes part in the UVic Speakers Bureau.
More information about the Speakers Bureau can be found here.

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