Will Best is a PhD candidate and sessional instructor at the University of Calgary, researching how digitization of Modernist texts (i.e. digital materiality) affects the intertextuality of the texts, with a particular eye toward reading technologies and practices, difficulty/accessibility, author-function, and pedagogy.
After acquiring his MA from the University of British Columbia, Will moved to Boston (his second favourite North American city, after Vancouver) and spent the following four years in the “Adjunct Army,” teaching composition and literature courses at colleges in the Metro Boston area. During this time he also worked as a high school tutor in Latin, English, and mathematics, did freelance work as an editor and curriculum designer for Pearson Publishing, and rented out (and paddled) kayaks on the Charles river.
When he has a moment of free time, Will plays guitar, clarinet, and piano; ascends mountains (anything less than a class 3 scramble “is just walking uphill”); and, after 12 years of working as a cook, loves to experiment in the kitchen.