Victorian fiction (particularly the novel), theories of sexuality and embodiment, affect theory, disability studies
20th-21st century French philosophy, Affect Theory, Theories of Human Nature
Medieval/renaissance French literature, history of emotions, War studies, Affect theory, Trauma theory, gender theory, cultural theory, French popular culture.
early modern literature, Shakespeare, Milton, Donne, Montaigne, history of science, book history, phenomenology, affect theory
Digital Humanities, Informatics, New Media, Avant-garde, Phenomenology, Affect Theory, and Telepresence.
early modern theater, Shakespeare, reformation literature, the bible and literature, hermeneutics, affect theory
Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o history of ideas Space and Political Imaginations Body Politics (Race, Gender, and Sexuality) Affect Theory (Anti)Imperialism
My interests include British Romanticism, 19th c. literature, poetry, affect theory, theories of love and revolution, pedagogy, and helping students learn about themselves and the world through reading and writing.
post-45 American literature, American literature, postmodernism, late postmodernism, David Foster Wallace, poetics, aesthetics, narrative theory, rhetorical narrative theory, narrative voice, composition, revision, history of literary theory, phenomenology, affect theory, poststructuralism, systems theory, maximalism
…How affect theory decolonizes (gender, race, sexuality, disability) and innovates academic writing through the study of speculative fiction, broadly encompassing gothic, science fiction, dystopic, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic texts.
…Science Fiction Western. Editor Melanie Marotta. Series: Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy. McFarland Publishing (2019): 130-144.
(ISBN: 978-1-4766-7660) https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/womens-space/.
“Entangled States: Putting Affect Theory into Play with John Burnside’s A Summer of Drowning.” Journal of European Popular Culture 9:1 (2018): 43–57. https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=26265/
“Apocalyptic Fiction by Andrew Tate” Fantastika Journ…
Specializing in late medieval/early modern literature, I also have interdisciplinary expertise in affect theory (after AL Tsing’s, Karen Barad’s, and Donna Haraway ’s updates to Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, and Brian Massumi), and diverse speculative fiction. The affect theory strand of my research has developed into a body of work interfacing nomadic, processual thought with contemporary speculative fiction broadly encompassing gothic, science fiction, dystopic, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic texts. The Wycliffite/Lollard strand of my research focuses on the vernacular texts associated with the Wycliffite/Lollard heresy (c.1380-1530). The Wycliffite Repository, an online select concordance generated from an assemblage of 432 Middle English texts, makes my work freely available for consultation.