Ph.D. John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought and the Department of English, University of Chicago, 2011
M.A. John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, 2007
M.A. English, University of Chicago, 2007
M.A. Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2003
B.A. English, University of Dallas, 2001
English Renaissance Poetry and Drama
Literary Criticism and Theory
History of Political Thought
"Irony.” In New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011-2012: Ethics and Philosophy, eds.
Robert Fastiggi and Fr. Joseph Koterski, SJ (Cengage Learning, forthcoming).
"Spenser's Unarmed Cupid and the Experience of the 1590 Faerie Queene," ELH 79.1 (2012): 59-83.
"'Wonderfully Ravished': Platonic Erotics and the Heroic Genre in Sir Philip Sidney's Defence of Poesy,"
The Ben Jonson Journal 18.1 (2011): 45-65
"Past's Weight and Future's Promise: Reading Electra," Philosophy and Literature 27.2 (2003):
Julia Reinhard Lupton. Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays on Politics and Life (Chicago, 2011).
The Ben Jonson Journal 20.1 (2013): 148-154.
Sarah Beckwith. Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness (Cornell, 2011). Early Modern Literary
Jane Kingsley-Smith. Cupid in Early Modern Literature and Culture (Cambridge, 2011). Early Modern
Literary Studies 16.1 (2012)
Guy Story Brown. Shakespeare's Philosopher-King: Reading the Tragedy of King Lear (Mercer, 2010).
Early Modern Literary Studies 15.3 (2011)
Jean-Luc Marion. The Erotic Phenomenon (Chicago, 2008). American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
82.2 (2008): 370-374.
"Thinking With and Against Foucault About Christian Spiritual Practice," Chicago Newberry Library.
February 8, 2013.
"'Playing Till Doomsday': Apocalyptic Antony and Cleopatra," 33rd Medieval and Renaissance Forum,
Plymouth State University, April 20, 2012.
“Eros, Ecstasy, and the Limits of Foucault,” Using Foucault. MLA Annual Meeting, Seattle,
January 5, 2012.