BA (Vind), MA (McMaster), MA (Concordia)
Christopher Snook is a Senior Fellow in the Foundation Year Programme. He holds graduate degrees in English and Theology with a special interest in modernism, religion, and poetry. Research projects include memory, myth and sacrifice in the poetry of David Jones as well as an exploration of the influence of Dante’s Divine Comedy on late nineteenth and early twentieth century modernisms. His interest in poetry includes his own writing practice. Christopher’s poems have appeared in Canadian, American, and Australian journals, including the Literary Review of Canada and the Cordite Review. His first collection, Tantramar Vespers, is forthcoming from Frog Hollow Press. An Anglican priest, Christopher has served in diverse contexts including rural indigenous communities in Northern Saskatchewan, suburban Cleveland, and the urban inner-city of Halifax.
Christopher’s passion for Elvis Presely tribute artists is, he suspects, entirely unique among Foundation Year Programme faculty.
Conference proceedings in print
- “Beauty in Ancient Greek Thought.” “The Outward Sense Befriending”: The Beautiful, the True, and the Good, ed. Susan Harris. Charlottetown: St Peter Publications, 2015.
- “Job: A History of Interpretation from Gregory the Great to William Blake.” The Biblical Job: Comfort, Righteousness, Holiness, ed. Susan Harris. Charlottetown: St Peter Publications, 2013.
- “‘Paradise Abides’: Robert Crouse and the Preaching of the Sacred in the Modern Secular.” Recognizing the Sacred in the Modern Secular: How the sacred is to be discovered in today’s world, eds. Susan Harris and Nicholas Hatt. Charlottetown: St Peter Publications, 2011.
- “‘So I do reverence to the image of Christ’: Icons and Iconoclasm in the Eighth Century.” Iconography: The Use of Art in Christian Worship. ed. Susan Harris. Charlottetown: St Peter Publications, 2004.
- Tantramar Vespers, Frog Hollow Press
Poems in print 2017-18
- Cordite Review (Australia), “Neutral Bay, NSW”
- Prairie Fire, “Your body, a small paradise”
- Presence (USA), “My first war”
- The Windhover (USA), “These many are all ikons”
- The Literary Review of Canada, “Tantramar Vespers”
- The Remembered Arts Journal (USA), “What else does the body know”
- Snapdragon (USA), “Homemaking”
Poems forthcoming in 2018
- The Listening Eye (USA), “Judgment Day” and “Night Reading after the Diagnosis”
- Studio (Australia), “Tidal Waves, Burin Peninsula, 1929”
- St. Katherine’s Review (USA), “Illumination,” 2018 and “Everything Awakens”
Work in process
- ‘Love bade me welcome’: Contemporary Readings of Medieval Texts for the Liturgical Year