COOPER, John Xiros




CITY/TOWN: Vancouver

DATE OF BIRTH: 3 September 1944

PLACE OF BIRTH: Athens, Greece

ARRIVAL IN CANADA: July 1954

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: May 1970

ANCESTRAL BACKGROUND: Greek

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Professor, English, UBC

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

1. Modernism and the Culture of Market Society, Cambridge University Press, 2004

2. Eliot's Orchestra: Essays on Poetry and Music, Garland/Routledge (New York), 2000

3. The Modern British Novel, DET (Vancouver), 1998

4. T. S. Eliot and Ideology of Four Quartets, Cambridge University Press, 1995

5. T. S. Eliot and the Politics of Voice: the Argument of The Waste Land, UMI Press (Ann Arbor), 1987

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS:
Raised in Italy and England.
Brought to Canada by family in 1954.
Educated at Queen's University (1 year) and Sir George Williams University, BA cum laude (1970)in English; M.A. (1977) and Ph.D. (1984)in English, UBC, Vancouver.
Instructor, Mount Royal College, Calgary, 1980-89.
Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, UBC, 1989 to the present.

He also contributes pieces to newspapers and magazines on a variety of political and cultural topics. A personal and scholarly interest in the Balkans led to his collaboration as editor with a political leader from Bosnia-Herzegovina in the writing of a book of memoirs about the period before and during the Bosnian Civil War in the early 1990s. Other interests include the cultural impacts of television, postmodernism, the literature and cultural politics of the 1930s, the writings of M.F.K. Fisher and Elizabeth David, and aspects of the work of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Martin Heidegger.

[BCBW 2003]