19th century literature, poetry, symbolism, modernism, Baudelaire, Rimbaud
Romanticism, eighteenth-century literature, 19th-century literature, poetry and poetics, history and philosophy of science
comparative literature, world literature, 19th-century literature, history of the novel, translation, narrative theory
Gothic, Ecofeminism, EcoGothic, Critical Animal Studies, 19th century literature, Contemporary Italian literature and culture.
19th century literature, tactility, pedagogy, ethics, and women’s literature. Major authors studied are Ruskin and Hardy.
19th century literature, thing-theory, speculative realism, Balzac studies, public humanities, digital humanities, alternative pedagogies, alt-ac careers
Victorian, 19th-Century Literature and Culture, Cognition and the Arts, the Novel. Thinking without Thinking in the Victorian Novel (2012)(corrected and revised version in preparation).
Academic interests: late 18th century, Romantic, and 19th century literature; transatlantic studies; literature and the environment; Scottish literature, esp. Walter Scott; Lord Byron. Other interests: I like trees, plants, wildlife, walking, cycling, music, ballet, art and travel.
I am a PhD student in the English Department of Stony Brook University. After attending Drake University in Des Moines, IA for my undergraduate studies, I completed the MA in English: 1850 to the Present program at King’s College London. Continuing to focus primarily on 19th-century literature, I have also been delving deeper and deeper into other discourse as well. Currently, I’m interested in new media studies (especially regarding emerging trends on YouTube), digital mapping, and queer theory.
Geocriticism, American Literature, the Spatial Turn, the Railroad, 19th Century American Literature, 20th Century American Literature