Biography

My interdisciplinary research and teaching explore transformations in society and culture through environmental literacy and sustainability education. Focusing on humanities and arts-based education, I address creative and critical approaches to multimodal networks of cultural, film, literary, musical, and media literacies. Other areas of expertise include writing studies, rhetoric, and distance learning education, as well as food literacy and social justice.

My research and teaching ultimately aim to produce transdisciplinary conversations among education and other critical fields of study – ecology, geography, humanities, and the arts – by drawing on various methodologies to expand our thinking about environmental literacy and sustainability education through narrative, language, and representation in society and culture. Current projects include a book about environmental literacy futures; an edited volume about energy literacy and culture; and a project with Canadian secondary and university students about future energy systems.

Research and Teaching Areas: environmental and energy literacy; sustainability education; social and spatial justice; environmental humanities and arts; food literacy; media and digital literacy; cultural, literary, and film studies; writing studies and rhetoric; online education (distance learning); secondary and higher education; international education; interdisciplinary education.

Awards

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Waterloo (2017-2018)
Visiting Research Fellowship, Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin (2017)
Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Prize, University of British Columbia (2016)
Visiting Research Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities, IASH, University of Edinburgh (2015)
Visiting Research Fellowship, Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway (2015)
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia (2015-17)
Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal Award, University of Alberta (2014)
Andrew Stewart Memorial Award, University of Alberta (2014)
Vanier Canada Scholarship, University of Alberta (2011-2014)

Selected Publications

AUTHORED BOOKS

Gladwin, D. (2016). Contentious Terrains: Boglands, Ireland, Postcolonial Gothic. Foreword by Claire Connolly. Cork, IRL: Cork University Press.

EDITED BOOKS AND JOURNAL ISSUES

Gladwin, D., ed. (forthcoming 2018). Gastro-Modernism: Food, Literature, Culture. Clemson and Liverpool: Clemson University Press and Liverpool University Press.

Gladwin, D. and O’Connor, M., eds. (2017). Irish Environmental Humanities. Spec. issue of Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 40.

Gladwin, D. and Cusick, C., eds. (2016). Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, Culture, and Environment. Foreword by Robert Macfarlane. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Brazeau, R. and Gladwin, D., eds. (2014). Eco-Joyce: The Environmental Imagination of James Joyce. Foreword by Anne Fogarty. Cork, IRL: Cork University Press.

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Gladwin, D. (forthcoming 2018). “The Modernist Cookbook: Culture, Education, Aesthetic.” In Gastro-Modernism: Food, Literature, Culture, edited by D. Gladwin. Clemson and Liverpool: Clemson University Press and Liverpool University Press.

Gladwin, D. (forthcoming 2018). “Ecologies of Place in the Irish Short Story.” The Contemporary Irish Short Story. Spec. issue of Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 41.1.

Gladwin, D. (2017). “Ecocriticism.” Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Critical Theory. Ed. Eugene O’Brien. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gladwin, D. and O’Connor, M. (2017). “Environmental Humanities and Irish Studies.” Irish Environmental Humanities. Spec. issue of Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 40: 39-49.

Gladwin, D. and Cusick, C. (2016). “Ireland’s ‘ABC of Earth Wonders’.” In Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, Culture, and Environment, edited by D. Gladwin and C. Cusick, 1-18. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Gladwin, D. (2016). “Documentary Map-making and Film-making in Pat Collins’s Tim Robinson: Connemara.” In Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, Culture and Environment, edited by D. Gladwin and C. Cusick, 73-86. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Gladwin, D. (2016). “Ecocritical and Geocritical Conjunctions in North Atlantic Environmental Multimedia and Place-Based Poetry.” In Ecocriticism and Geocriticism: Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial Literary Studies, edited by R. T. Tally Jr. and C. Battista, 37-54. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Gladwin, D. (2014). “The Literary Cartographic Impulse: Imaginative Island Topographies in Ireland and Newfoundland.” Text and Beyond Text: New Visual, Material, and Spatial Perspectives in Irish Studies. Spec. issue of Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 38.1-2:158-183.

Gladwin, D. (2014). “The Bog Gothic: Bram Stoker’s ‘Carpet of Death’ and Ireland’s Horrible Beauty.” EcoGothic. Spec. issue of Gothic Studies 16.1: 39-54.

Brazeau, R. and Gladwin, D. (2014). “James Joyce and Ecocriticism.” In Eco-Joyce: The Environmental Imagination of James Joyce, edited by R. Brazeau and D. Gladwin, 1-17. Cork, IRL: Cork University Press.

Gladwin, D. (2014). “Joyce the Travel Writer: Space, Place, and the Environment in James Joyce’s Nonfiction.” In Eco-Joyce: The Environmental Imagination of James Joyce, edited by R. Brazeau and D. Gladwin, 176-194. Cork, IRL: Cork University Press.

Gladwin, D. (2014). “Thirdspace in Willie Doherty’s Photo-text Diptychs of Northern Ireland.” Visual Culture in Britain 15.1: 1-19.

Gladwin, D. (2013). “Gendered Troubles on Screen: Reproducing Nationalism in Mike Leigh’s Four Days in July.” In Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh, edited by M. DiPaolo and B. Cardinale-Powell, 251-275. New York: Bloomsbury.

Gladwin, D. (2012). “No Country for Young Men: Chinese Modernity, Displacement, and Initiatory Ritual in Chinese Sixth Generation Cinema.” Asian Cinema 23.1: 31-44.

Gladwin, D. (2012). “Navigating Irish Ecocriticism: Eamonn Wall’s Writing the Irish West: Ecologies and Traditions.” Irish Studies Review 20.3: 323-328.

Gladwin, D. (2011). “Staging the Trauma of the Bog in Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats….” Irish Studies Review 19.4: 387-400.

Gladwin, D. (2007). “The Steinbeckian Land Ethic: Environmentalism and The Red Pony.” The Steinbeck Review 4.1: 65-78.