Assistant Professor of English
Tel: (301) 663-3739
Office: Rosenstock Hall, Room 210
Office Hours: By Appointment
- Ph.D., Boston College
- M.A., Carleton University
- A.B., Dartmouth College
I teach courses exploring British literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Additional teaching areas of interest include modernism, the novel, war literature, genocide studies, and composition. I'am currently at work on a book project, Transatlantic Shell Shock: Narrative, Identity, and National Memory in the Wake of the First World War, which reads British and American World War I novels in the company of a variety of non-literary texts, including medical studies, hospital records, regimental histories, battlefield guidebooks, and physical memorial spaces.
I am drawn to new historicist and cultural studies methodologies, as well as critical theorizing about the development and circulation of gender, race, and class constructions. In published articles I explore issues related to trauma, violence, masculinity, and collective memory. Before arriving at Hood in the fall of 2009, I taught for two years in the English Department at Wake Forest University; before pursuing my graduate work, I taught ESL in Japan for a year and a half. Outside interests include film, contemporary Canadian fiction, and children''s literature.