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Ross Bullen
Assistant Professor - Teaching Intensive
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graduate Studies

Area(s) of Expertise

American Literature, Nineteenth-Century Literature, First-Year English


I teach classes in American literature, writing, children’s literature, and science fiction at OCAD University. I also serve as the coordinator for "The Essay and the Argument," OCAD U's first-year English and writing course.


2010: Ph.D., English, Western University

2004: M.A., English, Western University

2002: B.A., English & Philosophy, Wilfrid Laurier University

Awards \ Grants

OCAD University Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences Teaching Award, 2018

Selected Publications

"'Act Two for America'": Narcissism, Money, and the Death of American Literature in Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story.Canadian Review of American Studies 48.2 (2018): 231-253

"Race and the White Elephant War of 1884." The Public Domain Review. 11 October 2017

"George Washington at the Siamese Court." The Public Domain Review. 21 April 2016

"Transpacific Interpretations." Canadian Review of American Studies 45.2 (2015): 259-270

"Blood Money: Gresham's Law, Property, and Race in Faulkner's Go Down, Moses." Canadian Review of American Studies 42.2 (2012): 194-215

"'This Alarming Generosity': White Elephants and the Logic of the Gift." American Literature 83.4 (December 2011): 747-773

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

Vice-President, Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS), 2018-2020

Member-at-Large, Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS) Executive, 2017-2018

Contract Academic Faculty Caucus representative, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) Board of Directors, 2016-2018