Born on September 13th, 1966 in London, England, Richard J. Lane is a Professor of English at Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo, B.C., specializing in twentieth-century Canadian and British fiction, post-colonial theory and continental philosophy. As a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of British Columbia English department, Lane was introduced to the work and archives of Bertrand Sinclair by professor Laurie Ricou. Aided by George Brandak of the UBC Special Collections Library where Sinclair's papers are housed, Lane became knowledgeable about Sinclair's life and work over a ten-year period. He subsequently published a short series of essays in response to interest in Sinclair that emerged at The London Network for Modern Fiction Studies' Forgotten Voices conference at the University of Westminster in 1999. His critical overview is Literature & Loss: Bertrand William Sinclair's British Columbia (The London Network for Modern Fiction Studies, 2000).

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Literature and Loss: Bertrand William Sinclair's British Columbia


Fifty Key Literary Theorists (London & New York: Routledge, 2006)
The Postcolonial Novel (Cambridge: Polity, 2006)
Reading Walter Benjamin: Writing Through The Catastrophe, Manchester & NY: Manchester University Press, 2005.
Functions of the Derrida Archive: Philosophical Receptions, Budapest: Akademiai Kiado Rt, 2003.
Contemporary British Fiction, Co-editor with Rod Mengham and Philip Tew, Cambridge: Polity, 2003.
Beckett and Philosophy, editor, London & NY: Palgrave, 2002.
Mrs. Dalloway: Literary Masterpieces, USA: Gale Research, 2001.
Jean Baudrillard, London & NY: Routledge, 2000.
Literature & Loss: Bertrand William Sinclair's British Columbia, London: London Network, 2000.

[BCBW 2006] "Literary Criticism"