Associate Professor of English/Director of Luann Dummer Center for Women
Courses taught in Spring 2013
Courses taught in Fall 2013
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Specialties / Interests
British Romanticism (esp. Blake, the Shelleys, Byron, Hemans, and Landon)
Prometheus Unmanned: Becoming Promethea
“The Historicity of Byron’s Promethean Agon,” Lord Byron and History. Eds. Maria Schoina, Nic Panagopoulos, and M. B. Raizis. Collection of 35th International Byron Conference Papers, The Messolonghi Byron Society and International Byron Research Centre, Greece. (Forthcoming)
“‘Read Your Fall’: the Signs of Plague in Mary Shelley’s The Last Man.” Studies in Romanticism 44.4 (Winter 2005): 581-604.
“The Specter’s Haunting: Fantastic Crossings in Frankenstein.” The Journal of Humanities 51 (June 2004) [Seoul National University, Korea]: 159-207.
"The Double Formations of the Colonial Masculine Subjectivity.” Studies of English Languages and Cultures 5 (1997), 139-164.
"Beatrice's Gaze Revisited: Anatomizing The Cenci." Criticism (Winter 1996): 27-68.
"Spanish Minervans in Byron and Hemans," International Byron Conference, University of Valladroid, Spain. July, 2011.
"'All [Her] Melancholic Sounds': the Poetics of Felicia Hemans," Poetry and Melancholia Conference, University of Stirling, Scotland. June, 2011.
"Curiosity Beyond Morbidity: Hemans and Landon Raising the Dead," Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. March, 2011.
"Creating Distances: Felicia Hemans's Flight into the Foreign" "Romanticism and the Tyranny of Distance," Romantic Studies Associations of Australia, University of Sydney, Australia. February, 2011.
“The Female Body and the Drinking Cup.” International Conference in “Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century,” Oxford, England. July 2010.
“The Historicity of Byron’s Promethean Agon,” International Byron Society. Athens and Missonlonghi, Greece. September 2009.
“Rethinking The Post-modern Prince through Reading Mary Shelley’s Critique of The Prince in Valperga.” Confele 2009: “Education, Labor, and Emancipation.” Bahia, Brazil. June 2009.
“Byron Unmanned,” University of Minnesota 19th-Century Subfield Group, Minneapolis. March 2009.
“Transnational, Trans-historical Imagination in Mary Shelley’s Valperga: Question of Language of Romance within History,” North American Society in Studies in Romanticism, University of Bologna, Italy. March 2008.
“Fame as Guilty Pleasure in Women’s Writing.” American Conference in Romanticism. Indiana University. November 1999.
“Rape, Patricide and Execution: A Play on Violence.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. Duke University, Durham, NC. November 1994.
“Blake and the Negative Dialectics of Enlightenment.” M/MLA. Western Illinois University. October 1990.
"Construction of Femininity: A Political Reading of Psychoanalytic Feminism." International Lacan Society on "Lacan, Culture, and Sexual Identity.” Kent State University. May 1990.
"Theorizing the Ends of Feminism and Politicizing Feminist Theories." The Ends of Theory International Conference. Wayne State University. March 1990.
"On Oroonoko's Ideological Formation: Reading Oroonoko from a Feminist, Third-worldist Perspective." Aphra Behn Society's Inaugural "Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Women's Voice" Conference. University of San Diego. February 1990.