Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office Hours: MW 1.15-2.15, M 4-5
Courses: Fall 2015
Eng 236: Survey of English Literature II (18th Century to Modern) (with Julie Sorge Way)
Eng 340: Modern British and Irish Literature
Other Courses Taught:
ENG 302: Special Topics in Literature and Language: Irish Modernism
ENG 302: Special Topics in Literature and Language: “The Modernist Tragedy: Narrative Theory, Aristotelian Unities & The Novel of One day”
ENG 331: Studies in Poetry
ENG 410: Advanced Studies in Author: Virginia Woolf
ENG 612: Topics in Theory and Cultural Studies – Narrative Theory
ENG 645: Studies in 20th- and 21st-c British Literature: “Autonomous Selfhood, Under Threat: Alienation in British and Irish Modernism”
HON 200: Honors Seminar in London – The Bloomsbury Group
Modern British and Irish Literature, Modernism, Irish Studies, Gender Studies,
Ph.D., English, University of Notre Dame (2009)
Dissertation: “Intimate Modernities: British and Irish Literature, 1922-1955”
M.A., English, Loyola Marymount University (2002)
B.A., cum laude and Honors, English, minor in Spanish, UCLA (1998)
Additional Seminars and Programs:
Project Narrative Summer Institute, The Ohio State University (Summer 2010)
School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University (Summer 2007)
Summer Seminars, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies (2003-2006)
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain (1996-1997)
“Ulysses, thePoetics of Tragedy, and A New Mimesis.”PLL: Papers on Language and
Literature, forthcoming (accepted February 2015).
“Spatial Politics/Poetics, Late Modernism and Elizabeth Bowen’s The Last September.” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture, forthcoming (projected 2016).
“An Aesthetics of Unintimacy: Narrative Complexity in Elizabeth Bowen’s Style.” JNT:
Journal of Narrative Theory 45.1 (2015), accepted and forthcoming.
“‘O, despise not my youth!’: Senses, Sympathy, and an Intimate Aesthetics in
Ulysses.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 51.4 (Winter 2009): 503-536.
“Warming the Other Side: Trevor, Cixous, and Facing a New Direction.” New Voices 5.
Ed. Ruth Connolly (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005). 224-231.
Edited Journal Issues
Co-editor and author of “Introduction” (with Pamela Thurschwell), Special Issue, “Elizabeth Bowen and Textual Modernity,” Textual Practice 27.1 (January 2013): 1-192.
Selected Grants and Fellowships:
Edna T. Shaeffer Humanist Award, James Madison University (2013-2014)
Faculty Summer Research Grant, College of Arts & Letters, JMU (2010)
Summer Scholarship Grant, English Department, JMU (2010)
Teaching Grant for Course Development, General Education Program, JMU (2010)
International Development Grant, Office of International Programs, JMU (2010)
Selected Conference Presentations:
Poetry Panelist, “Eavan Boland,” American Conference for Irish Studies, University of
Miami, March 2015.
“Blocking Bodies: Dramatic Staging in James Joyce’s Ulysses,” International James Joyce Conference, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, 2013 June 11-15.
“The Modernist Tragedy: Aristotelian Unities and Ulysses,” 18th Irregular Miami J’yce
Birthday Conference: Joyce and England, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2013
January 31-February 2.
“‘[T]he eyes that reached her heart’: Visual Intimacy in ‘Nausicaa’,” XXII International
James Joyce Symposium, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 2010 June.
“Expanding Points of View, Collapsing Spaces: Mrs. Dalloway and Juxtaposing
Gender,” Gender, Place and Space: An Interdisciplinary Conference, University
of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2010 March.
“Intimate Aesthetics in Elizabeth Bowen’s Irish Novels,” Keynote Address,
Reading Elizabeth Bowen, Symposium at the Centre for Modernist Studies,
University of Sussex, Sussex, England, 2009 May.