19th-c. US literatures, medicine and literature
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
Literature and Medicine
Literature and Science
The Gothic Novel
Medicine and Literature
Culture and Bodies
Gender and Medicine
Sovereignty and Identity
Race, Gender, Sex
philosophy and literature in comparative perspective; early Chinese thought and contemporary Chinese fiction; medical humanities; modern and traditional Chinese literature, literature and medicine, comparative literature (Chinese, French, Russian, Japanese, and North American), literary theory, theories of narrative; East Asian humanities; poetry; ecocriticism; nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century Russian literature.
I am currently a Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Humanities at Concord University in Athens, WV. My main focus of study is William Blake; however, I have recently been focusing more on pop culture, particularly Hannibal Lecter. I have taught a wide variety of classes, including world literature in translation, British Literature (anything from the 17th C on), literary theory, medicine and literature, the anti-hero, and H.P. Lovecraft.
Romanticism, Literature and Medicine, Discourses of Life
American literature, first-year composition, literature and medicine, food writing
I am a Ph.D. candidate and Project Coordinator, working at New York University. In my dissertation, I study the relationship between economic thinking and literature. I have taught undergraduate courses on topics ranging from medieval and early modern literature to intersections of psychology and medicine with literature. In my classrooms, I focus on thinking through texts with my students, using them as tools to develop skills of critical thinking. I coordinate the Postcolonial, Race, and Diaspora Colloquium at the Department of English, NYU. I am also the Project Coordinator for the Medical Humanities Working Group. Working in these capacities, along with my previous jobs as acquisitions assistant at the NYU Division of Libraries, as well as a fellowship advisor, have helped me develop skills of project management as well as public relations.
I am the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Literature and Medicine at Vassar College.
Literature & Medicine; Science; The 19th Century; Transatlantic; Gothic