- University of Manitoba Merit Awards for Teaching and Research (Combined) ($3,000) (2019 and 2013)
- 2015-20 SSHRC Insight Grant, “Romanticism and Revolutionary Suicide” ($145,697)
- Gerda Henkel Stiftung Research Scholarship (2014-2016)
- Visiting Fellow, Northumbria University (2010-2016)
- University of Manitoba Merit Award for Teaching and Research (Combined) (2013)
- Faculty of Arts Teaching Excellence Award: Probationary Faculty category (2012)
- Association of Commonwealth Universities Titular Fellowship (2010-2011)
- RH Research Award, U of M (2010)
- “Suicidal Romanticism: Origins and Influences.” (Editor) Studies in the Literary Imagination (2020)
- Mary Shelley’s Mathilda (Editor, introduction) Shelley-Godwin Archive (2020)
- Monograph: Granville Sharp and the Zong Massacre: Sharp’s Uncovered Letter to the British Admiralty (Palgrave, 2018) (free preview)
- Shelley, Mary. Mathilda (1819; 1959). Ed. Michelle Faubert. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2017. https://broadviewpress.com/product/mathilda/#tab-description
- Journal volume: Special issue of Literature Compass “Romantic Suicide”, 12(12), 2015: 641-89. Co-edited.
- Journal volume: European Romantic Review, 2016. Co-edited.
- Wollstonecraft, Mary. Mary, A Fiction and The Wrongs of Woman (1798). Ed. Michelle Faubert. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2012. https://broadviewpress.com/product/mary-a-fiction-and-the-wrongs-of-woman-or-maria/#tab-description
- Anthology: Depression and Melancholy, 1660–1800 (4 vol.s) London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012; General Editors: Leigh Wetherall Dickson and Allan Ingram; Volume Editors: David Walker and Michelle Faubert; Advisory Editor: Stuart Sim. https://www.routledge.com/Depression-and-Melancholy-16601800-vol-2/Dickson-Ingram-Walker-OConnell-Faubert/p/book/9781138752474
- Volume of essays: Romanticism and Pleasure. Ed. and intro. with Thomas Schmid. London: Palgrave, 2010. http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9780230102637#aboutBook
- Monograph: Rhyming Reason: The Poetry of Romantic–Era Psychologists. London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2009. https://www.routledge.com/Rhyming-Reason-The-Poetry-of-Romantic-Era-Psychologists/Faubert/p/book/9781138663688
Recent articles and essays:
- “Calvinism, Enthusiasm, and Suicide: The Regulation of Subjectivity in the Romantic Period.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 51.1 (2020; 2018 issue): 79-102. (peer/blind reviewed)
- Invited: “Werther Goes Viral: Suicidal Contagion, Anti-Vaccination, and Infectious Sympathy.” Literature and Medicine. 34. 2 (2016) 389-418. (Johns Hopkins UP; 11,500 words). http://muse.jhu.edu/article/647762/pdf
- “Granville Sharp’s Manuscript Letter to the Admiralty on the Zong Massacre: A New Discovery in the British Library” Slavery & Abolition (Summer 2016): http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0144039X.2016.1206285
- “The Fictional Suicides of Mary Wollstonecraft.” Literature Compass 12.12 (2015): 652-9.
- “The Wollstonecraftian Plot: Female Suicide as Slave Protest.” Romantic Bodyscapes: Embodied Selves, Embodied Spaces and Legible Bodies in the Romantic Age. Ed. Gerold Sedlmayr. Schriften zur Englischen Romantik. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015. 123-44.)
- “Romantic Suicide, Contagion, and Rousseau’s Julie.” Romanticism, Rousseau, Switzerland: New Prospects. Ed. Diane Piccitto, Angela Esterhammer, and Patrick Vincent. Houndsmills: Palgrave, 2015. 38-53.
- “In ‘Her Father’s House’: Women as Property in Wollstonecraft’s Mary.” Patriarchal Moments. Ed. Cesare Cuttica and Gaby Mahlberg. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. 123-30.
- "A Family Affair: Ennobling Suicide in Mary Shelley’s Matilda." Essays in Romanticism 20.7 (2013): 101-28.
Lectures and Public Talks:
- Cancelled due to coronavirus — 2020: Writing Doctors Conference Plenary: http://www.writingdoctors.info/downloads/Writing%20DoctorsCFPRS3.pdf
- 2019: “Uncovered Letter, Recovered Homeland: The Zong Slave-ship Massacre and the Year of Return”; with Hon. Donna Parchment Brown, Political Ombudsman of Jamaica; Cape Coast Castle (a UNESCO Heritage Site), Cape Coast, Ghana (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IhfnsH0dys)
- 2018: “Mary Shelley, Author of Mathilda”; for the public and Thelwall Society scholars; to accompany museum exhibition of works “by the author of Frankenstein”; Wordsworth Trust; invited by Jeff Cowton, Director and Curator of Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage; Grasmere, UK, 4 August 2018.
- 2017 November:
- Keynote Lecturer for the English Research Seminar and 27th Annual Phi Beta Kappa Fall Lecture (the oldest and most prestigious honor society in the US); “The Zong Slave-Ship Massacre: A New Discovery in the British Library”; Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, US.
- The English Research Seminar on my edition of Mary Shelley’s Mathilda
- Seminar leader on Romantic-era suicide and Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther; Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, US.
Please see: http://www.eiu.edu/humanitiescenter/spotlight.php
- 2017: Black River Zong Memorial main presentation; hosted by the Office of the Political Ombudsman, Institute of Jamaica, and the St. Elizabeth Municipal Council; 9 May 2017; Black River, Jamaica
- 2017: “Encrypted Secrets, Cultural Discontent, and a New Letter by Granville Sharp; Or, Why Archival Research Matters”; University of West Indies, Mona Campus; 10 May 2017; Kingston, Jamaica
- 2017: “Zong Massacre Lecture Part II”; Keynote address; Institute of Jamaica, host, and the Office of the Political Ombudsman; 11 May 2017; Kingston, Jamaica
- Frankenreads; a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; with my Postdoctoral Fellow, Bryn Jones Square; the U of Manitoba University Centre Student Art Gallery; 31 October 2018
- Invited: Co-author (with my Postdoctoral Fellow, Bryn Jones Square) of card descriptions for museum exhibition of works “by the author of Frankenstein”; Wordsworth Trust; invited by Jeff Cowton, Director and Curator of Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage; Grasmere, UK, 4 August 2018
- The Lost Letter and the Zong Massacre: Murder, Protest and . . . Suicide? An exhibition of a newly discovered manuscript letter by Granville Sharp to the Admiralty on the Zong murders (1783); 19-part display, including high-quality scans of the letter I discovered at the British Library and my transcription and examination of key passages, two title posters, and biography/research poster; exhibition launch date 11 May 2017 at the Institute of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
- M.A. thesis Supervisor, Dept. of English, Film, and Theatre; student: Liam Rockall
- Ph. D. Supervisor, Dept. of English, Film, and Theatre; student: Grace Paizen; funded Through and contributor to my SSHRC IG project (“Romanticism and Revolutionary Suicide); I also obtained GETS funding for this student; 2016-present
- Ph. D. co-supervisor, Dept. of English, Film, and Theatre (with Distinguished Professor George Toles); student: Barbara (Kristy) Cameron; funded through and contributor to my SSHRC IG project (“Romanticism and Revolutionary Suicide); I also obtained GETS funding for this student 2016-present
- Ph. D. Internal-External Committee member; Michele Lemonius; Peace and Conflict Studies; involved with candidacy exam (questions, written, oral defence), proposal defense, thesis writing and defense
- M.A. Second Reader (DEFT): David Shaw, “Entanglement and Responsibility in Karen Barad’s Agential Realism” (defense 2017)
- M.F.A. External Committee member: Hassan Kamali Jamil (defense June 2017)
Recent research in the media:
- Interview on my Phi Beta Kappa 27th Annual Lecture, “The Zong Slave-Ship Massacre: New Discovery in the British Library” at Eastern Illinois University; WEIU Radio, Morning Mix with Robert Calhoun and Callie Luttman; 14 November 2017: mp3 file
- “Black River Schoolchildren Witness Zong”; 28 May 2017; Jamaica Gleaner
- “Talking History” radio interview on Nationwide 90 FM with Prof. Verene Shepherd (University of West Indies, United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)); on the Zong massacre, the British Library letter I discovered by Granville Sharp, and my talks in Jamaica; 20 May 2017
- “Smile Jamaica” television interview on the Zong massacre and British Library letter I discovered by Granville Sharp; Television Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; 10 May 2017
- “CVM at Sunrise” television interview television interview on the Zong massacre and British Library letter I discovered by Granville Sharp; CVM Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; 11 May 2017
- On-camera interview on the Zong massacre and reparations with Earl Moxam, Jamaican Journalist of the Year (2010); Black River, Jamaica; 9 May 2017
Selected service to the profession:
- SSHRC Grants Adjudication Committee
- Editorial Board for English (Oxford UP), Journal of the English Association
- Editorial Board for Essays in Romanticism (home journal for International Conference on Romanticism; Liverpool UP)
- Regional Officer (North America), Commission on Literature and Science