Professor of English

Coordinator, Environmental Humanities Minor 

Courses Fall 2018:
ENG 372: Ecocriticism and Environmental Ethics
ENG 612: Topics in Theory and Cultural Studies
HON 300: Climate Change and the Humanities

British Romantic literature, environmental humanities, and animal studies

Ph.D., English, Duke University, 2006. 
M.A., English, Bucknell University, 2001. 
B.A., summa cum laude, English, Lebanon Valley College, 1999.


The Ecology of British Romantic Conservatism, 1790-1837 in the Palgrave Series on the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Cultures of Print, eds. Anne Mellor and Clifford Siskin. (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), 2013.

Peer-Reviewed Essays
“William Cobbett, ‘Resurrection Man!’: the Peterloo Massacre and the Bones of Tom Paine,” in Peterloo and the Violence of Romanticism, edited by Michael Demson and Regina Hewitt. Edinburgh Critical Studies in Romanticism: Edinburgh UP (under contract, forthcoming Winter 2019).

“Anthropomorphism in the Anthropocene: Reassembling Wildlife Management Data in Bear 71” Environmental Humanities, 10.1 (May 2018): 171-186.

“Moles, Molehills, and Common Right in John Clare’s Poetry.” Studies in Romanticism. 56 (Summer 2017): 157-176.

“Cobbett’s Commons: Monastic Economies in History of the Protestant Reformation.” European Romantic Review 26.5 (October 2015): 575-590.

“Romantic Conservatism in Burke, Wordsworth, and Wendell Berry.” SubStance #125, 40.2 (2011): 73-91.

“Why linger at the yawning tomb so long?”: The Ethics of Negative Capability in Keats’s Isabella and Hyperion.” Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas. 8.1 (2010): 23-38.

“Feminism to Ecofeminism: The Legacy of Gilbert and Gubar’s Readings of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and The Last Man.”  The Madwoman in the Attic After Thirty Years. Ed. Annette Federico. University of Missouri Press, 2009, 76-94.

“Burke’s Revolutionary Book’: Conservative Politics and Revolutionary Aesthetics in the Reflections.” Romanticism on the Net. 45(February 2007)

“‘The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom’: Alternative Economies of Excess in Blake’s Continental Prophecies.” Papers on Language and Literature. 42.1 (Spring 2006): 3-24.

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