- Ph.D., New York University
- M.A., New York University
- B.A., English, Kutztown University
- B.S., Psychology, Kutztown University
I am interested in English and Anglophone literatures of the 20th and 21st century. I am particularly fascinated by modern and postmodern literatures that push the boundaries of what is considered “literary”—from James Joyce’s epic deconstruction of the novel form in Ulysses to Angela Carter and Salman Rushdie’s strangely surreal allegories of our contemporary world. I am currently finishing a monograph, Angela Carter: Surrealist, Psychoanalyst, Moral Philosopher, which explores Angela Carter’s problematic relationship with what she saw as the interrelated traditions of surrealism, psychoanalysis, and contemporary critical theory
Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 10-11:20 a.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 2-3 p.m.
Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Research & Scholarship
“Humanity’s Oldest Pastime: David Mitchell’s Postmodern (Non)Endings.” Faces of the Apocalypse: Change and Adaptability at the End. London: Interdisciplinary Press, 2014.
“(Post)Apocalypse Now! David Mitchell’s Postmodern Fiction.” Apocalypse: Imagining the End. (Forthcoming 2014)
"(Religious) Fun Homes: Teaching the Lesbian Feminist Novel in a Catholic University," Graphic Novel Pedagogy. (Forthcoming 2014)
“Who's Procreating Now?: Attempting Equality Parenthood in the Academe.” The Road to Tenure: Interviews, Rejections, and Other Humorous Experiences. (Forthcoming 2014)
“’I was the subject of the sentence written on the mirror.’ Angela Carter’s Short Fiction and the Unwriting of the Psychoanalytic Subject.” Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory 21.1 (2010): 1-19.
“Angela Carter’s Narrative Chiasmus: The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman and The Passion of New Eve.” Genre (Spring/Summer 2009). 83-111.
“Portraits in Absentia: Repetition Compulsion and the Postmodern Uncanny.” Studies in the Novel. (Winter 2008). 447-464.
“Public Personae and the Private I: De-Compositional Ontology in Paul Auster's The New York Trilogy.” MFS: Modern Fiction Studies. 52:3 (Fall 2006): 613-633.\
“Cartesian Nuts: Rewriting the Platonic Androgyne in Angela Carter’s Japanese Surrealism.” FEMSPEC: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Journal. 6:2 (December 2005): 15-31.
Postmodern Literature, Contemporary British Literature, British Modernisms, James Joyce, Literary Feminism, Postcolonial World Literature, Virginia Woolf's Bloomsbury Group