Lecturer in Writing
My background is in Victorian and modernist British literature; I use the works of those periods to engage students in the ongoing conversation of academic scholarship. My teaching is informed by my 20 years’ experience as a professional business writer and editor. I focus on helping students gain a level of rhetorical flexibility that will serve them well in the social and professional environments they will encounter after graduation.
Selected works and activities
“Whose Fault? The Spectator's Guilt in Little Dorrit,” Harvard Humanities Center Seminar, Cambridge, MA, Dec. 6, 2007.
“Joyce’s Colonial ‘Hades:’ Memory, Geography, and Writing the Nation,” M/MLA Convention, Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 10-13, 2005.
“Landscaping.” Review of Hardy’s Geography: Wessex and the Regional Novel by Ralph Pite (Palgrave, 2002). Essays in Criticism 55.1 (15 January 2005): 88-95.
“Gambling and Speculation in Mid-Victorian England: Middlemarch and the Search for ‘Value,’” RMMLA Conference, Missoula, MT, October 9-11, 2003. Nominated for Charles Davis Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation at the RMMLA Convention.
“Gambling and Speculation in Middlemarch,” Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, Boston, MA, October 30, 2002.