Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D. Northeastern University, Boston
Office: Wilson 2-287
Office Hours: M W F 11:00-12:00 and 2:00-3:00
I attended the University of California at Santa Cruz, Southern Oregon University, Montana State University, and Northeastern University, where I received my PhD in 2009. My main literary interests are the poetry of James Merrill, Elizabeth Bishop, and Derek Walcott, considered from a Transatlantic perspective; the influence of modernist authors on these poets (Proust, Moore, and Joyce, respectively); and the poetics of Merrill and Walcott in their postmodern epics, The Changing Light at Sandover and Omeros. In addition to these specialized interests, I also have a number of secondary interests, including but not limited to Dante, David Foster Wallace, the nineteenth century French novel, Transcendentalism, African American literature, jazz history, and, most recently, Karl Ove Knausgaard.
I have published essays and articles in Twentieth-Century Literature, Religion and the Arts, The Southwest Review, and elsewhere, and have contributed book chapters on the likes of Bishop, Merrill, Walcott, Joyce, and others. I also regularly review books for both Review 31 and Religion and the Arts.
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