Office Hours:
M/W 12:30-2:00 PM

Courses Fall 2018:
ENG 239: Studies in World Literature
ENG 299: Writing About Literature

Contemporary British and Transnational Anglophone Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Law and Literature, Cultures of Globalization, Modern/Postmodern Aesthetics

Ph.D., English, Brown University, 2011 
M.A., English, Brown University, 2004 
B.A., English Literature and Speech Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, summa cum laude, 2001

Current Research:


“Professional Intimacies: Human Rights and Specialized Bodies in Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost.” Cultural Critique 87 (Spring 2014): 60-83.

“Professional Subjectivity and the Attenuation of Character in J. M. Coetzee’s Life & Times of Michael K.” PMLA 127.4 (October 2012): 890-904.  

“Split Decision.” Review of States of Exception in the Contemporary Novel, by Arne De Boever. Novel: A Forum on Fiction 47.2 (Summer 2014): 334-337.

 “Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and the Neoliberal State.” Literature and Crisis: An International Symposium, 9-10 April 2015.

“Tenuous Sovereignty and Narrative Form in Mary Karooro Okurut’s The Invisible Weevil.” The International Conference on Narrative, 5-8 March 2015.

“The Politics of ‘Accidental’ Discovery in Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome.” Midwest Conference on British Studies (MWCBS), 11-13 October 2013.

"Pride of Place: Profession and Emigration in Jamaica Kincaid’s Fiction." American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference, 4-7 April 2013. 

“The Tragedy of Professionalized Sympathy in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.” Midwest Conference on British Studies (MWCBS), 4-6 November 2011.

“Infestations of Narrative in J. M. Coetzee’s Life & Times of Michael K.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference, 31 March–3 April 2011.

“Professional Character and the Spaces of War in Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient.” URI Graduate Student Conference, 24 April 2010.

“Personhood for Citizenship: The Singularity of the Social Contract in Coetzee’s New South Africa.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), 26-29 May 2009.

“Transience and Community in Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.” Global Literatures in English Conference, St. Olaf College, 7-9 June 2007.

Selected Professional Activities:
Panel Organizer and Chair. “Law and Literature in the Postcolony.” 2014 MLA Convention. Chicago, Illinois. 12 January 2014.
Assessment Committee, University of Alabama, 2013-2014.
Committee on Excellence in Teaching. Curry College, 2011.

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