The Website of Roderick McGillis

Hello and welcome to "Gunsmoke and Mirrors," title and graphics courtesy of Sean Lindsay.  The title may not be mine, but I like it.  I suspect you have here my interests in popular culture (especially the western) and inwardness.  Smoke and fog, mirror and lamp, clarity and opacity--all the little binaries that generate the faculties to act.

Interests and brief bibliography:
a. Interests: children's literature, literary and cultural theory, Romanticism, film history and film theory, gender studies

b. Some publications:
"For the Childlike: George MacDonald's Fantasies for Children" (Scarecrow Press, 1991)

"The Nimble Reader: Literary Theory and Children's Literature" (Twayne, 1996)

"A Little Princess: Gender and Empire" (Twayne, 1996)

"Voices of the Other: Children's Literature, Colonialism, Postcolonialism and Neo-colonialism" (Garland, forthcoming 1999)

Students, or anyone who is interested, can find information about the courses I am teaching this semester at the University of Calgary.

 Information about westerns can be found in the wild wild west.

 Information about fantastic literature can be found in Wonderland.

 These links can go on forever. A link that doesn't go anywhere.