Associate Professor of English
Courses taught in Fall 2013
Courses taught in Spring 2014
Ph.D., Auburn University
Awards & Honors
Fulbright Scholar, Greece, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Spring 2010
Composing a Civic Life: A Rhetoric and Readings for Inquiry and Action (with Michael Berndt), Longman, 2003; second edition 2006.
Articles and Reviews:
"Portrait of a Lady Hamlet," in A Tyranny of Documents: The Performing Arts Historian as Film Noir Detective, ed. Stephen Johnson. Performing Arts Resources 28. New York: Theatre Library Association, 2011. 93-100.
"Lifting the Painted Veil: Romantic Drama as Holy Theatre," in Teaching Romantic Drama, ed. Thomas. C. Chrochunis. Romantic Circles Pedagogy Commons. May 2011. http://romantic.arhu.umd.edu/pedagogies/commons/theatre/.
"Encountering Ali Pasha on the London Stage: No Friend to Freedom?" Romanticism: The Journal of Romantic Culture and Criticism, 17.3 (2011). Forthcoming.
Review of Judith Pascoe's The Sarah Siddons Audio Files (University of Michigan Press, 2011). Comparative Drama. Forthcoming.
Review of Brian Arkins' Irish Appropriation of Greek Tragedy (Carysfort, 2010). New Hibernia Review. Forthcoming.
Review of Gonda Van Steen's Liberating Hellenism from the Ottoman Empire: Comte de Marcellus and the Last of the Classics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Bryn Mawr Classical Review 6.5.2011. http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2011/2011-05-06.html.
Review of Vassiliki Kolocotroni and Efterpi Mitsi's Women Writing Greece: Essays on Hellenism, Orientalism and Travel (Rodopi, 2008). Women's Studies 40.4 (June 2011).
“‘The Great Drama of the Revival of Liberty’: Philhellenic Drama of the 1820s,” in Liberty, Emancipation, Freedom: Romantic Theatre and Drama in Britain (1789-1832), ed. Gioia Angeletti. Monte Università Parma, 2010. 127-146.
Review of Endgame, by Samuel Beckett. Ten Thousand Things Theater Company, Minneapolis. The Beckett Circle, 32.2 (Fall 2009).
Review of Tony Howard's Women as Hamlet: Performance and Interpretation in Theatre, Film, and Fiction (Cambridge UP, 2007). Comparative Drama 41.4 (Winter 2007-8): 531-533.
"Actresses and the Making of the Modern Hamlet." Text & Presentation, 2007: 137-148.
Nicholas Rowe's The Tragedy of Jane Shore Gives Actresses a Hamlet of Their Own." Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research, 13.2 (Winter 1998): 43-59.
"Romantic Drama." Annual review essay for The Year's Work in English Studies, v. 77-86 (1996-2006).
Moderator, "Questions of Independence in Sydney Owenson's Woman; or, Ida of Athens." North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, University of Utah/Brigham Young, August 11-14, 2011.
"The Best Lack All Conviction and Need Melancholic Poetry." Poetry & Melancholia Conference, University of Stirling, July 7-9, 2011.
"The Wish-Fulfillment Hamlet." Comparative Drama Conference, Loyola Marymount University, March 24-26, 2011.
"Roundtable: Performing Eighteenth-Century Comedy." Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Auburn University, February 14-16, 2008.
"'The Great Drama of the Revival of Liberty': Philhellenic Drama of the 1820s." British Association for Romantic Studies/North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, University of Bristol, July 26-29, 2007.
"Actresses and the Making of the Modern Hamlet." Comparative Drama conference, Loyola Marymount University, March 28-31, 2007.
"'They Have Marked Me': The Holy Theatre of Naomi Wallace's One Flea Spare." Comparative Drama Conference, Loyola Marymount University, March 30-April 1, 2006.
"Negative Staging: The Grand Failure of Hamlet." Comparative Drama Conference, Ohio State University, April 2004.
"Discourses on Freedom Staged by Philhellenic Drama." Comparative Drama Conference, Ohio State University, April 24-26, 2003.
"Rehearsing Freedom: Byron, Shelley, and Nikolaos Piccolos's The Death of Demosthenes." Comparative Drama Conference, Ohio State University, April 26-28, 2001.
"Physicalizing Argument: Experiencing the Power of Words." Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed International Conference, June 15-18, 2000.
"Using Learning Circles for Service Learning Partnerships." Highlander Education and Research Center, May 26-28, 2000.
"From Civic Inquiry to Social Action: Teaching Composition in the Framework of Citizenship and Public Ethics" (with Michael Berndt and Tim Gustafson). Minnesota Council of Teachers of English, April 28-29, 2000.
"Acting in Romantic Drama." Symposium: Romantic Drama in Place: Geography, Scene, Milieu, University of Texas, April 10-12, 1998.
"Serious Travesty: The Hamlets of Sarah Siddons and Jane Powell." Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 5-7, 1998.
"Gothic Terror and Catharsis: Coleridge's Remorse and the Presentation of Consciousness." American Conference on Romanticism, October 3-7, 1996.
"The Theories and Politics of Henry Fielding's Dramatic Experiments with Genre/Generic Experiments with Drama." South Central American Society for