About the Authors
James Sexton has doctorates in English from the University of Oregon (1980) and the University of Victoria (1997). He has been teaching a wide variety of English courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the U.S., and France since 1971. A former Adjunct Professor and SSHRC Research Fellow at the University of Victoria, his teaching specialties are modern literature, utopian-dystopian fiction, and Shakespeare. As a visiting lecturer at UBC, he continues his research and has been teaching extension courses there (Ageless Pursuits) and at Simon Fraser University (Liberal Arts 55+). He also teaches part-time online in the English Department at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. He has published numerous books and articles on Aldous Huxley and his circle and a scholarly edition of two novellas by Graham Greene. He remains active in the preparation of online learning resources, including his earlier open textbook English Literature: Victorians and Moderns (2014), available at no charge in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.
Derek Soles has a PhD in Language Arts Education and more than thirty years experience as a teacher and a professor of English and English education. He has taught at several colleges and universities in Canada and the U.S. He is the author of many academic articles and several textbooks, most recently The Essentials of Academic Writing. He is currently the Head of the English Department at Alexander College.