Associate Professor of English
Affiliate Faculty in Comparative Literature
Book-length work-in-progress: Correspondent Lines: Poetry and Journalism in the US Civil War
Gender and the Poetics of Reception in Poe’s Circle. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004. More information online here.
Essays and Chapters:
"'Death's Surprise, Stamped Visible': Emily Dickinson and Civil War Photography." Amerikastudien/American Studies 54.1 (2009): 13-33.
"Correspondent Lines: Poetry and Journalism in the US Civil War." ESQ 54.1-4 (2008): 144-169.
“‘How News Must Feel When Traveling’: Dickinson and Civil War Media.” Blackwell’s Companion to Emily Dickinson. Ed. Martha Nell Smith and Mary Loeffelholz (forthcoming 2006).
“Poe, Women Poets, and Print Circulation.” Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Poetry. Ed. Paula Bennett and Karen Kilcup. “Options for Teaching” series (Modern Language Association, forthcoming 2006).
"'The Poetess' and Nineteenth-Century American Women Poets." Co-authored with Virginia Jackson. Poetess Archive Journal 1.1 (April 2007). Peer-reviewed online journal at http://unixgen.muohio.edu/~poetess/PAJournal/index.html.
“Outsourcing ‘The Raven’: Retroactive Origins.” Victorian Poetry, 43.2 (2005): 205-221.
“Women’s Place in Poe Studies.” Poe Studies, 33.1 and 33.2 (2000): 10-14.
“Lyric Telegraphy: Women Poets, Spiritualist Poetics, and the ‘Phantom Voice’ of Poe.” The Yale Journal of Criticism, 12.2 (1999): 269-94.
“‘The Poetess’ and Poe’s Performance of the Feminine.” Arizona Quarterly, 55.2 (1999): 1-29. Reproduced in Thomson Gale Literature Resource Center (online resource).
HONORS AND AWARDS
Fellow, National Humanities Center, 2010-2011.
Association of Graduate English Students Award for Excellence in Mentoring on the M.A. Level, 2005-2006.
Spray-Randleigh Research Fellowship. UNC-Chapel Hill, 2004.
American Antiquarian Society-National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship. 2002-2003.
Gitner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. College-wide teaching award. Boston University, May 2002.
Humanities Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship. Boston University, Fall 2001.
Institute for the Humanities Graduate Fellowship. One-year dissertation research fellowship. Univ. of Michigan, 1995-1996.
Graduate Committee Summer Grant. English Department. Univ. of Michigan, Summer 1995.
Rackham Dissertation Grant. Funding for travel to archives. Univ. of Michigan, 1994-1995.
Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. One-year dissertation research fellowship. Univ. of Michigan, 1994-1995.
Rackham One-Term Dissertation Grant. Univ. of Michigan, Winter Term, 1994.
Transatlantic Perspectives in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Nineteenth-Century US Literature
US Literature Before 1861
US Civil War Media (American Studies)
Nineteenth-Century US Poetry
Poetry and Democracy
Nineteenth-Century American Poetry
American Poetry before 1900
American Literature surveys, beginnings to 1930
Imagining the US Civil War
British Literature surveys, 1800-1950
Readings in World Literature
Reading Cultures: Collecting, Traveling, Capitalism
Introduction to Short Story
Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction, 2013
Ph. D., University of Michigan
B.A., Bates College