Associate Department Head
Office Hours: T Th 2-3:30pm & by appointment on W
Courses: Spring 2015
GEng 236: Survey of English Literature II (18th Century to Modern)
Eng 410: Advanced Studies in Author. Charles Dickens: The Major Novels
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1989
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1986
B.A., Ohio University, Honors Tutorial College, 1982
Trinity College, Carmarthen, Wales, 1980-81
Victorian literature, gender studies, Scottish literature
Gilbert and Gubar’s The Madwoman in the Attic after Thirty Years, ed. (University
of Missouri Press, 2009).
Idol of Suburbia: Marie Corelli and Late-Victorian Literary Culture (University Press
of Virginia, 2000).
Masculine Identity in Hardy and Gissing (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1991).
Selected articles since 1994
"Stevenson's Mortal Questions." VictorianS Institute Journal (forthcoming).
"Dorothea's Boudoir: Reading, Dream Work, and Ethical Perception," Texas Studies in Literature and Language (forthcoming).
"The Violent Deaths of Oliver Twist." PLL: Papers on Language and
Literature 47.4 (Fall 2011): 363-385.
“Thomas Hardy’s The Well-Beloved: Love’s Descent.” ELT: English Literature
in Transition 50.3 (2007): 269-90.
“Making Do: George Orwell’s Coming Up for Air.” Studies in the Novel 37.1 (2005): 50-63.
“Irony, Ethics, and Self-Fashioning in George Moore’s Confessions of a Young
Man.” Marketing the Author: Authorial Personae, Narrative Selves and
Self-Fashioning, 1880-1930. Ed. Marysa Demoor. London: Palgrave, 2004. 96-113.
“David Copperfield and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Victorian Studies 46.1 (2003): 69-95.
“Being Torn: The Mill on the Floss.” LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 12 (2001):
“Dickens and Disgust.” Dickens Studies Annual 29 (2000): 145-62.
“Marie Corelli and the New Woman.” Victorian Women Writers and The Woman
Question. Ed. Nicola Diane Thompson. Cambridge: Cambridge U P, 1999.
“Marie Corelli: Aestheticism in Suburbia.” Women and British Aestheticism, 1860-
1934. Eds. Talia Schaffer and Kathy Alexis Psomiades. Charlottesville:
University Press of Virginia, 2000.
“Samuel Butler’s The Way of All Flesh: Rewriting the Family.” ELT: English Literature
in Transition 38.4 (1995): 466-82.
“The Other Case: Gender and Narration in Charlotte Brontë’s The Professor.” PLL:
Papers on Language and Literature 30.4 (1994): 323-45. Reprinted in The
Brontës. Ed. Patricia Ingham. London: Longman, 2002; Nineteenth-
Century Literature Criticism (2002); The Brontës: Critical Assessments. Ed.
Eleanor McNees. Sussex: Helm, 1995.
“Books for Boys: Violence and Representation in Kidnapped and Catriona.”
Victorians Institute Journal 22 (1994): 115-33.