Title: Assistant Professor
Research Fields of Interest: Victorian Literature, Animal Studies, Ecocriticism, Environmental Humanities
Degrees: A.B., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Phone: (814) 332-4331
Office Location: Odd Fellows 230
Office Hours: Fall 2017
Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am; Thursdays 2:00-4:00 pm; Fridays 10:00 am-1:00 pm or by appointment
Courses and Syllabi (FA ’17)
- “When Drama Went to the Dogs; Or, Staging Otherness in the Animal Melodrama.” PMLA. (forthcoming).
- “Slavish Poses: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Aesthetics of Abolition.” Victorian Poetry 52, no. 4 (Winter 2014): 637-659.
Selected Conference Presentations:
- “The Unnatural History of Egdon Heath: Ecology and Agency in Hardy’s Wessex.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, Asheville, North Carolina. (March 2016).
- “Mutes, Brutes, and the Industrial Novel.” North American Victorian Studies Association, Pasadena, California. (October 2013)
- “Character or Setting?: Animals and Environments in George Eliot’s Realism.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Lawrence, Kansas. (June 2013)
- “Humanizing the Social Network in George Eliot and G. H. Lewes.” North American Victorian Studies Association, Madison, Wisconsin. (September 2012)
- “Out of Hand: Visuality, Writing, and the Detection of Authorship in Bleak House.” The Dickens Project, Santa Cruz, California. (July 2012)