Office: Keezell 407
Office Hours: W 2-3pm and by appointment
Courses: Spring 2016
Eng 222: Genre(s). Gender and the Short Story (with Courtney Swartzentruber)
Wgs 200: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
Other courses taught:
Eng 321: Eighteenth-Century British Prose & Poetry
Eng 322: Restoration and 18th-Century British Drama
Eng 323: Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Eng 412: Gender & Sexuality in 18th-century British Literature
Eng 640: Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Literature
Specialization and interests:
Eighteenth-Century British Drama and Fiction, Women's Fiction, Queer Studies, Gender Studies, Gender and sexuality issues; violence by and against women; widow-figures and other female outliers in 18th-century British literature
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
M.A., University of Connecticut
MSSW, University of Texas-Austin
B.A., Trinity University-San Antonio, TX
"'Under a Petticoat': Excess Femininity and Lesbian Desire on the Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Stage," Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies 36.2 (2013).
"Enlightened Female Homoeroticism and Social Transformation in Trotter's Agnes de
Castro." Restoration 37.1 (Spring 2013).
“Dueling Discourses: The Erotics of Female Friendship in Mary Pix’s Queen
Catharine.” Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture 32.1 (Spring
“`Fiercest Transports’: (Homo)Erotic Excess and the Fem(me)inized Tribade on
the Restoration Stage,” article in progress
“`Tacit Agreement’: Male Violence and Female Complicity in Burney’s Fiction,” article
"Ending Madly: Narrative Heterotopia as Social Critique in Burney’s Cecilia,” American
Scholars of Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Annual Conference, March 2014, Williamsburg, VA.
“The Queerest Virgin Alive: Catharine Trotter’s Agnes de Castro,” The American Society
of Eighteenth-Century Scholars Annual Conference, March, 2010, Albuquerque, NM.
“Sapphic Legacies: Fem(me)inizing the Tribade on the Restoration Stage”
Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, February
2008, Auburn, AL.
“Dressing Up to Undress: Lesbian Desire on the Restoration and Early
Eighteenth-Century Stage” 38th Annual American Society for Eighteenth-
Century Studies Conference, March 2007, Atlanta, GA.
“Teaching or Preaching: Overcoming Resistance to Gender and Feminism in
the Classroom” Roundtable Facilitator; American Women in Psychology
Annual Conference, March 2007, San Francisco, CA.
“`Tacit Agreement’: Male Violence and Female Complicity in Frances Burney’s
Evelina.” Women and Society Annual Conference, November 2006,
“Dueling Discourses: The Erotics of Female Friendship in Mary Pix and Catharine
Trotter” Mid-West American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Annual Conference, October 2006, Minneapolis, MN.
“False Prophet: Stephen Gordon and The Well of Loneliness” University of
Connecticut Women’s Studies Conference, April 2002, Storrs, CT.