Educational Background

  • 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

Current Projects

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

Selected Publications

"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.


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