Ph.D. in English, University of Southern California, 2009.

MA in English, University of Southern California, 2001.

MA in English, University of North Texas, 1999.

BA in English, University of North Texas, minor in art history, 1993.


Articles and Chapters

“A pattern of clothes:’ Fairy Tales, Unoriginality, and Dress in Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle.” Children’s Literature in Education (2023). DOI: 10.1007&s10583-023-09540-0.

“On the Margins of Harry’s World: Paratext and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.” Children’s Literature, 51 (May 2023): 100-119. DOI: 10.1353/chl.2023.a898400

“Dress as Deceptive Visual Rhetoric in Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina.” ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 11.2.(December 2021). DOI: 10.5038/2157-7129.11.2.1275

“The Fairy Race: Artemis Fowl, Gender, and Racial Hierarchies.” Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction. Eds. Meghan Gilbert-Hickey and Miranda Green-Barteet. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2021, pp. 35-53.

“Optimistic Fiction as a Tool for Ethical Reflection in STEM.” Journal of Academic Ethics (March 2021). DOI: 10.1007/s10805-021-09405-5

“Literature for Specific Purposes: A Literary Approach to Teaching Ethics in Science and Technology.” Configurations (special issue in conjunction with the Journal of Literature and Science) 26 (July 2018): 337-343.

“Stunted Growth: Dwarfs and the Rejection of Sexuality in the Artemis Fowl Series.” Tracing the Footsteps of Dwarfs: Images, Concepts, and Representations in Popular Culture. Eds. Feryal Cubukcu and Sabine Planka. Würzburg, Germany: Königshausen & Neumann, 2016. 107-120.

“The Metamorphosis of Katniss Everdeen: The Hunger Games, Myth, and Femininity.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 40.2 (Summer 2015): 161-178.

“Inviting Twenty-First-Century Students to the Eighteenth-Century Party.” Aphra Behn Online: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 3:1 (April 2013) <;.

“In Defense of Graphic Novels.” English Journal 102:2 (November 2012): 57-63.

“Pamela’s Investment in Virtue.” Global Economies, Cultural Currencies of the Eighteenth Century. Eds. Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz with Tara Czechowski. New York: AMS Press, 2012. 231-48.

Non-Peer-Reviewed Short Essays

“Natural Artifice: The Paradox of Beauty in Early-Nineteenth-Century Conduct Guides.” Female Spectator. 18:1 (Winter 2014): 8-9.

“Frances Burney’s Evelina.” Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Andrew Maunder, ed. New York: Facts On File, 2010. 128-9.

“Frances Burney’s The Wanderer.” Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Andrew Maunder, ed. New York: Facts On File, 2010. 477-8.

Book Reviews

Webb, Caroline. Fantasy and the Real World in British Children’s Literature: The Power of Story (Routledge). For Studies in the Novel. 48.1 (Spring 2016): 141-2.

Barchas, Janine. Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity (Johns Hopkins UP). For Studies in the Novel. 46.1 (Spring 2014): 127-28.

Staves, Susan. A Literary History of Women’s Writing in Britain, 1660-1789 (Cambridge UP). For Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 37.3 (2008): 320-2.

Smith, James M., ed. Two Irish National Tales: Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth and The Wild Irish Girl by Sydney Owenson (Houghton Mifflin Company). For Eighteenth-Century Novel. Vol. 5 (2006): 392-4.

Rosengarten, Richard. Henry Fielding and the Narration of Providence: Divine Design and Incursions of Evil (Palgrave). For Eighteenth-Century Novel. Vol. 2 (2002): 407-9.

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