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Dave Buchanan

Associate Professor, English

PhD (Alberta), MA (Alberta), BA (McMaster)

6-296, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB



Dave Buchanan began teaching at MacEwan in 1999. His research interests include eighteenth-century literature, literary non-fiction, travel literature, sports literature, cycling literature and sustainability.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Early British novel, Augustan satire, literary non-fiction, sports and cycling literature, sustainability

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Buchanan's current research project involves editing a collection of essays on the life and work of nineteenth-century American writer Elizabeth Robins Pennell. He write reviews for the Sports Literature Association and blogs about cycling.

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Buchanan, Dave. “'An Autobiography between the Lines': Karl Kron’s Ten Thousand Miles on a Bicycle." Paper presented at the International Cycling History Conference in North Haven, Connecticut. June 29, 2016. Published in The Proceedings of the 27th International Cycling History Conference, ICHC. 2017.

Buchanan, Dave. “'Pilgrims on Wheels:' The Pennells, F.W. Bockett and Literary Cycle-Travels.” Published in Culture on Two Wheels: The Bicycle in Literature and Film. Eds. Jeremy Withers and Daniel Shea. University of Nebraska Press, 2016.

Buchanan, Dave. Editor. A Canterbury Pilgrimage and An Italian Pilgrimage by Elizabeth Robins Pennell and Joseph Pennell. University of Alberta Press, 2015.