Date:October 25, 2012

Professor Allan Hepburn


Allan Hepburn took his B.A., M.A. at Western Ontario and his Ph.D. at Princeton and is currently Professor and Chair at the Department of English at McGill University, Montreal having previously taught at the University of Toronto.

His primary Teaching and Research Areas include: 
modernism; contemporary fiction; British and American novel; Irish literature; Canadian fiction; Elizabeth Bowen; mid-century fiction; Ivy Compton-Burnett; Muriel Spark; Graham Greene; James Joyce; Edith Wharton; John Le Carré; ideas of the future; faith and fiction; material culture; opera and literature; narrative theory; spy fiction; visual culture; objects and things; collectors and collections; aesthetics; history of the novel.

He has won many Awards and has secured several Fellowship research grants.

Enchanted Objects: Visual Art and Contemporary Fiction.University of Toronto Press, 2010.
Intrigue: Espionage and Culture.Yale University Press, 2005.Look at the book online.

Edited Books:
Listening In: Broadcasts, Speeches, and Interviews by Elizabeth Bowen.Edinburgh University Press, 2010.
The Bazaar and Other Stories by Elizabeth Bowen.Edinburgh University Press, 2008.
People, Places, Things: Essays by Elizabeth Bowen.Edinburgh University Press, 2008.
Troubled Legacies: Narrative and Inheritance.University of Toronto Press, 2007.
As well as the above, Hepburn has written scores of articles in academic journals
He has reviewed books written by David Bergen, Robert McAlmon, Patricia Rae, Aaron Jaffe, Allan Levine, Lisa Moore and William Baker and Ira B. Nadel.

Current Research:
Allan is currently researching a book on Elizabeth Bowen: Citizenship, Nation, and Modernism, and a second book called Faith and British Culture, 1939-1962.