Courses taught in Fall 2013
Courses taught in Spring 2014
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University
19th- and 20th-Century American Literature
"Jazz and the Future Blues: Toni Morrison's Urban Folk Zone." Modern Fiction Studies, Summer 2006.
"The Folk, the School, and the Markeplace: Locations of Culture in The Souls of Black Folk." In Post-Bellum, Pre-Harlem: African American Literature and Culture, 1877-1919. Ed. Barbara McCaskill and Caroline Gebhard. NYU Press, 2006.
"Healing and the Blues: Charles Burnett's To Sleep With Anger." Connecticut Review, Fall 2004.
"Death, Transcendence, and the Blues in RL's Dream." Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies, April 2004.
"The Doctor's Order: Knowledge, Power, and Evolutionary Anxiety in James's Washington Square." Literature and Medicine, Fall 1996.
"Mirrors and Menageries: Criticism, Ethnography, and Contemporary Literary Praxis." American Literary History, Spring 1996.
"Mastery and Majesty: Subject, Object, and the Power of Authorship in Catharine Sedgwick's 'Cacoethes Scribendi.'" American Transcendental Quarterly, March 1996.
"'An Unknown Infrastructure': Gender, Production, and Aesthetic Exchange in Rebecca Harding Davis's 'Life in the Iron-Mills.'" Legacy, Fall 1994.
"Embedded Narratives of Science and Culture in James's Daisy Miller." College Literature, Fall 1994.
"Eros, Art, and Ideology in The Bostonians." Henry James Review 13.3 (Fall 1992).
"Work Time: Toward an Anatomy of the Proletarian Narrative." Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture Conference, University of Louisville, February 2006.
"Rednecks in the Wrecking Crew: James Burton and the Delta Pulse of West Coast Pop." Delta Symposium XI: Imagining the Delta. Jonesboro, AK, April 2005.
"Blues Narratology and the African-American Novel." Celebrating the African-American Novel Conference, Penn State University, March 2005.
"Ellison and James on the Lower Frequency." American Literature Association, May 2004.
"Memphis at Medium Distance: Confessions of a Yankee Son of Sam." Delta Blues Symposium X: The 1950's. Jonesboro, AK, March 2004.
"Representing the Delta in the Blues Novel: The Example of J. J. Phillips' Mojo Hand." Delta Blues Symposium IX: What Is the Delta? Jonesboro, AK, March 2003.
"A Sport of Nature: Henry James's The Bostonians." Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, MA, March 2003.
"Of Master and Man: Culture and Capital in the Post-Reconstruction South of Constance Fenimore Woolson and W. E. B. Du Bois." Constance Fenimore Woolson Society Conference, Asheville, NC, October 2002.
Membership in Professional Organizations
Modern Language Association