- B.A., Bucknell University
- M.A., Bucknell University
- Ph.D., English Literature, Washington University in St. Louis
Teaching and Research Interests
- British and Trans-Atlantic literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries
- Modernist literature, specifically written by women and marginalized populations
- Feminist literary criticism and theory
- The history of sexuality
- World War I and constructions of masculinity
I am currently working on a collection of essays, co-edited with Julie Vandivere, entitled Women Writers and Community: the Making of Modernism. My next book project is tentatively titled Mistresses, Misfits, and Mongrels: On the Margins of Modernism.
- Modernism on the Margins: Race, Class, Sexuality
- Fairy Tales to Playboy Bunnies
- Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
- History of Sexuality
- Introduction to Feminist Theory: Writing as Revision
- Social Justice Dialogues
- Modernism: The Proper Stuff of Fiction
- The Literature of Downton Abbey
"R. G. Collingwood and Autobiography: Historical Thinking, Political Action, and Writing in the 1930s," forthcoming in Clio.
"What Would Lady Mary Do?: Teaching the Modern Novel in the Wake of Downton Abbey," Pedagogy, 17.3, 2017.
"1930s Woolf," guest editor, Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Spring 2015.
"Modernism and Memorials: Virginia Woolf and Christopher Isherwood," Woolf Writing the World: Selected Papers from the 24th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. Ed. Pamela Caughie and Diana Swanson. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, May 2015.
"'Drawn from our Island History': Virginia Woolf, Nancy Mitford, and the Politics of Pageantry," Woolf and the Commonwealth: Selected Papers from the 23rd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. Ed. Helen Wussow & Mary Ann Gillies. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2014.
"In the Classroom: Virginia Woolf and the Possibilities of Queer History." Virginia Woolf Miscellany. 82 (2012).
"To 'make that country our own country': The Years, Novelistic Historiography, and the 1930s." Woolf and the City: Selected Papers from the 19th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. Clemson University Press (2010): 120-129.
"Flights of Imagination: Aerial Views, Narrative Perspectives, and Global Perceptions." Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, Internationalism: Selected Papers from the 17th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. Clemson University Press (2008): 117-126.
"'Myself - it was impossible': Queering History in Between the Acts." Woolf Studies Annual. Volume 13 (2007): 87-109.
"Patient Endurance: Orpheus, Rilke, and Modern Poetry." Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Volume 88.1-2 (Spring/Summer 2005): 91-104.