Faculty & Staff
Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
Areas of Expertise
American Literature and Culture: Early Republic through the early twentieth century, urban literature, women writers, pedagogy
PhD, English, University of Washington, 2000
MA, English, University of New Hampshire, 1995
BA, College of Letters, Wesleyan University, 1991
Professional Publications & Contributions
- “Circling the Squares: City-Building in Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography.” In The Circulation of Culture in the Urban Atlantic World: From the Early Modern to Modernism. Ed. Leonard von Morzé. Palgrave-MacMillan, 2017. 129-154.
- Kelroy (1812), by Rebecca Rush. Edited, with introduction, notes, and contemporaneous documents. Broadview Press, 2016.
- “Kelroy’s Parlor Games.” Early American Literature 49:2 (2014): 467-497.
- “Journalism and the Urban Novel.” The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 6: The American Novel, 1870-1940. Ed. Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 120-134.
- “’Never . . . the half of another’: Figuring and Foreclosing Marriage in The Hermaphrodite,” in Philosophies of Sex: New Essays on The Hermaphrodite. Ed. Renée Bergland and Gary Williams. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2012. 93-107.
- “Race, Politics, and Public Housekeeping: Contending Forces in Pauline Hopkins’s Boston.” Trotter Review 18.1 (2009): 6-22.
- “War, Memory and the Modern in The Age of Innocence: Wharton Remembers Bergson.” American Literature 80.3 (September 2008): 555-581.
- At Home in the City: Urban Domesticity in American Literature and Culture, 1850-1930. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2005.
- Named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice
- Exploring Lost Borders: Critical Essays on Mary Austin, with co-editor Melody Graulich. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1999.
- Articles and Reviews: American Literature, Western American Literature, ATQ, American Historical Review, Southwestern American Literature, and the Edith Wharton Review.
American Literature and Culture: Early Republic through the early twentieth century.
Urban literature, women writers, literature and architecture, pedagogy.
Stephen Botein Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, 2008.
Faculty Fulbright Scholar, Czech Republic, 2006-7.
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers, 2002-3.