2017, M. A. Pennsylvania State University
I’m a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research focuses primarily upon early modern literature and in particular, the intersections of poetics and performance, the fool figure, ballads and politics. My dissertation, “Changeling Humorists: The Speech Acts of the Early Modern English Fool,” traces the intellectual history of the fool figure through the seventeenth century. It explores how the fool democratizes an access to public voice and transfers a form of sovereignty to its audience.
- Review of Henze, Catherine. Robert Armin and Shakespeare’s Performed Songs. New York: Routledge Press, 2017. 206 pp. $104.95 ISBN: 9781472458322. In Renaissance Quarterly. 71 No. 4 (2018).
- Review of Marno, David. Death Be Not Proud: The Art of Holy Attention. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. 385 pp. $40.00 ISBN: 9780226415970. In Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 18 No. 2 (2018).
- 2020 Latina/o Studies Teaching Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 2020 UCLA Clark Library/Center for Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Studies Predoctoral Fellowship
- 2019 Conference Bursary, British Shakespeare Association
- 2018 Jerry Leath Mills Research Travel Fellowship, Studies in Philology
- 2018 Conference Bursary, British Shakespeare Association
- 2018 NEMLA Graduate Student Travel Grant
- 2020 Eliason Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 2020 Medieval and Early Modern Society Travel Grant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 2019 The Graduate and Professional Student Federation Travel Grant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 2018 Travel Grant, Graduate School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 2017 Wilma Ebbitt Fellowship in Rhetoric, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Office: Greenlaw 323
British Literature from 1485 to 1660 (including Milton) | British Literature from 1660 to 1789 | Drama | Early Modern Literature And Culture | History of the Book | Literature and History | Literature and Philosophy | Literature and Religion | Pedagogy | Performance Studies | Philosophy Of Language | Poetry and Poetics