Professor of English
I am a professor of English specializing in American literature and literary nonfiction, especially autobiography. I teach a variety of courses at all levels, from first-year seminars to graduate courses. Publications include a "The Prefaces of Henry James: Framing the Modern Reader" and articles in Mosaic, Biography, and in several collections of essays.
- Ph.D., Boston University
- M.A., Boston University
- B.A., Eckerd College
- Nineteenth-Century American literature, especially the works of Henry James and Constance Fenimore Woolson; autobiography and autobiography theory; travel narrative
- The Art of Madness
- The Cult of the Beautiful
- Nineteenth-Century American Literature
- College Writing
- Writing and Rhetoric
- Reading Nonfiction
- "The Prefaces of Henry James: Framing the Modern Reader," University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 1997.
- "Repetition and Subversion in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw." In New Casebooks: The Turn of the Screw and What Maisie Knew. Ed. Neil Cornwell and Maggie Malone. London: Macmillan P; Boston: St. Martin's P; 1998. Reprint of "Repetition and Subversion in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw." The Henry James Review 13 (Fall 1992): 1-18
- “The Art of Self Creation: Henry James in the New York Edition Prefaces.” In Fashioning the Self: Essays on Modern Novelists. Ed. Marysa DeMoor, Ed. (London: Palgrave P, 2004).
- “Henry James, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and the Fashioning of Southern Identity.” In Witness to Reconstruction: Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894. Kathleen Diffley, Ed. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011.
American literature, 1800-1930