Assistant Professor of English
Office: Rosenstock Hall, Room 209
Office hours: By appointment
- Ph.D., Boston College
- M.A., Carleton University
- A.B., Dartmouth College
I teach courses exploring British literature of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Additional teaching areas of interest include transatlantic modernism, the novel, war literature, genocide studies and composition. My current book project reads British and American shell shock novels in the company of diverse texts from the World War I era, including medical studies, hospital records, regimental histories, trench newspapers, mass media accounts, battlefield guidebooks and physical memorial spaces.
I am drawn to new historicist and cultural studies methodologies, as well as critical theorizing about the development and circulation of gender, race and class constructions. In published articles I explore issues related to trauma, violence, masculinity and collective memory. Before arriving at Hood College in the fall of 2009, I taught for two years in the English department at Wake Forest University; before pursuing my graduate work, I taught ESL in Japan for a year and a half. Outside interests include international film, contemporary Canadian fiction and children’s literature.