Harley J. Sims
Harley J. Sims is a writer and independent scholar living in Ottawa, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Toronto, as well as an M.A. and B.A. from Carleton University.
A lover of languages and their ability to craft worlds, he has published various articles, chapters, and reviews in scholarly and popular publications in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. At home, he is a literary and linguistic contributor to national television and radio programs. A proud husband, father, and weightlifting enthusiast, Harley can be reached on his website at www.harleyjsims.webs.com, where many texts and video clips can also be found.
The trouble with Hillbilly Elegy
27 Jan 2017 | FEATURES |
It takes more than one man's memoir to break class bubbles.
A Polish Tolkien? The fantasy world of Andrzej Sapkowski
13 Dec 2016 | FEATURES |
‘The Witcher’ stories have become a huge hit with gamers.
Goodbye, Good Reading Guide - and thanks for the ride
21 Nov 2016 | FEATURES |
An Australian online venture is, sadly, forced to fold its tent.
Denial kills you twice: Canada’s response to terrorism
3 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |
Some people cannot and will not accept that Canada has been attacked by Islamic terrorists.
Taking the “mother” out of Mother Earth News
4 Mar 2014 | FEATURES |
An article on living childfree seems an odd choice for a back to nature magazine.
Living in the past
17 Dec 2013 | FEATURES |
What’s behind our love affair with the Middle Ages?
Riding the coattails of Harry Potter
27 Aug 2013 | FEATURES |
J.K. Rowling's foray into detective fiction is entertaining if undistinguished.
Favourite books of 2012
18 Dec 2012 | FEATURES |
Looking for a good read over the Christmas holidays? A late present? Look no further.
75 years of The Hobbit
7 Dec 2012 | FEATURES |
J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative adventure has become the gold standard of children’s literature.
The Victims’ Revolution
9 Nov 2012 | FEATURES |
In a new book a gay writer pens a powerful indictment of identity studies as dogmatic cults.
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