Associate Professor of English
Affiliated faculty, Comparative Literature
Adjunct faculty, American Studies
Book manuscript: Correspondent Lines: Poetry and Journalism in the US Civil War
Emily Dickinson in Context. Cambridge UP, 2013. More information here:
Gender and the Poetics of Reception in Poe’s Circle. Cambridge UP, 2004. More information here:
Selected essays :
"Whitman and Menken: Loosing and Losing Tongues," Whitman Among the Bohemians. Ed. Edward Whitley and Joanna Levin (U Iowa P, forthcoming 2014).
"Poe's Lyrical Media: The Raven's Returns," Poe's Republic of Letters: Remapping Antebellum American Print Culture. Ed. J. Gerald Kennedy and Jerome McGann (Louisiana State UP , 2012).
"Weathering the News in US Civil War Poetry," Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth Century American Poetry. Ed Kerry Larson (CUP, 2011), 113-134.
"'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 (2006).
Selected Research Awards:
Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Fellow, National Humanities Center, 2010-2011.
Spray-Randleigh Researach Fellowship, 2004.
AAS-NEH Award, 2002-2003.
Harper-Schmidt Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1997-1998.
Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2013.
Graduate Student Mentoring Award, 2011-2012.
Association of Graduate English Students Award for Excellence in Mentoring on the M.A. Level, 2005-2006.
Gitner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2002.
Civil War Media, Nineteenth-Century US Poetry, Lyric Theory, Transatlantic Nineteenth-Century Literature, Romanticisms, various classes in US literature before 1900.
Imagining the US Civil War, Emily Dickinson in her Time, Poetry and Democracy, American Novel, American Sentimentalism, classes in US poetry before 1900, survey classes in US literature before 1950
PhD, University of Michigan
MA, University of Michian
BA, Bates College