Professor of English / Graduate English Program Director
Courses taught in Fall 2013
Courses taught in Spring 2014
M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester
18th- and 19th-Century British Literature
Articles and reviews:
Nora Nachumi’s Acting Like a Lady: British Women Novelists and the Eighteenth-Century Theater (AMS Press, 2008). Eighteenth-Century Fiction (forthcoming, fall 2010).
"Sexual and Textual Indeterminacy: Eighteenth-Century English Representations of Sapphism.” Journal of the History of Sexuality 15.3 (Sept. 2006): 408-31.
"Do We Remember?: The Catholic Church and the Holocaust," Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 9.2 (Spring 2006): 68-106.
"Castaway and Cast Away: Colonial, Imperial, and Religious Discourses in Daniel Defoe and Robert Zemeckis," The Journal of Religion and Film, 9.1 (April 2005): www.unomaha.edu/jrf.
Revew of Ann Cline Kelly's Jonathan Swift and Popular Culture: Myth, Media, and The Man (Palgrave, 2002). New Hibernia Review 7.3 (Autumn 2003): 148-50.
"Highlighting Women Writers at the End of the Eighteenth Century." Review of Eleanor Ty's Empowering the Feminine: The Narratives of Mary Robinson, Jane West, and Amelia Opie, 1796-1812 (Univ. of Toronto Press, 1998) and Amelia Opie's Adeline Mowbray, ed. Shelley King and John B. Pierce (Oxford Univ. Press, 1999). Eighteenth-Century Studies 35.4 (Summer 2002): 623-5.
"'Same Person...Just a Different Sex': Sally Potter's Construction of Gender in Orlando." Woolf Studies Annual, Volume 7 (January 2001): 23-48.
“Shylock Revolutionized: Nationalism, Politics, Pamphlets and the Jews,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 2010
“The Merchant of Venice as a Test Case for Eighteenth-Century Anti- and Philo-Semitic Sentiments,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 2008.
"'Gratitude...[Shall] Bind You to Good Behavior': Benevolence and Surveillance in the Writings of Sarah Scott," American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 2007.
Roundtable discussant for "Teaching the Transatlantic" (speaking about my graduate-level course, "The West Indies in the Eighteenth-Century British Imagination"), American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 2006.
"Castaway and Cast Away: Colonial and Imperial Discourses in Daniel Defoe and Robert Zemeckis," American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 2005.
"The Director Who Didn't Make the Cut: Alfred Hitchcock and the Vatican Film List," analysis of Notorious and Marnie, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 2005.
Awards & Honors
2004-2005 Aquinas Scholars Professor of the Year
Membership in Professional Associations
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)