I teach American literature in Boise, Idaho. Research interests include: Literature of the American West, Bret Harte, regionalism and 19th-century literary periodicals, American regionalism and sentimentalism.
…Refereed Journal Articles“The Neighborly Christmas: Gifts, Community, and Regionalism in the Christmas Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman.” Legacy: A Journal of American Woman Writers 32.1 (December 2014): 236-57. “Empathy or Expectation of Return: Relationships, Gifts, and Economy in Edith Wharton’s Summer.” Edith Wharton Review 28.1 (Spring 2012): 13-20.Book Chapters“The Modernist Aesthetic and the Immi…
Assistant Professor of English at Marshall University, teaching early and nineteenth-century American literature, women writers, and regional literature.
Postdoctoral researcher in Scandinavian cinema. Currently researching regional screen policy in the Danish film industry. Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom.
An independent researcher currently working close with Rural and Regional Planning Research Group, Institut Teknologi Bandung as an assistant. Also involved with Kolektif Agora, an urban studies community based in Bandung.
Northeastern North American literatures, early Native and Wabanaki literatures, early American literary cultures, non-alphabetic literacies, regional and national canon formations, hemispheric studies
American literature (1880s-1930s)
early American cinema and studio-era Hollywood
writers in/and Hollywood
Comparative Literature. Arabic Literature. English Literature. Interdisciplinary literary criticism. Prison Literature. Modernism/Postmodernism. Arab Christian Poets. Translation of poetry. Visual arts in the Arabian Gulf region.
19th-century Latin American prose and intellectual history / Foundational narratives of Latin America / Regionalism / Warfare / Landscape photography / Travel narratives / Geography/ Pedagogy and Didactics/ Cognitive linguisticsrunning/skiing/photography/opera
I acquire in the fields of print culture and literary studies; African American studies; environmental studies; gender and sexuality; and regional titles (Boston / New England), both trade and scholarly. I am based at UMass Boston.
I am a historian specialising in church history and popular religion. My specialisms include post-Reformation English Catholicism, all aspects of the church history of the East Anglian region, the history of exorcism and the history of magic.