I'm currently Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Macalester College. I specialize in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, transatlantic Romanticism and its afterlives, literary and critical theory, political affect, and poetry and poetics.
As a Romanticist whose research and teaching extend well beyond the early nineteenth century, I'm committed to reshaping the contours of literary periodization. My first book project, After Truth: Romanticism and the Poetics of Skepticism, intervenes in long-standing debates regarding the role of truth in modernity through unearthing a range of aesthetic and political practices of epistemic sufficiency in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writing. My second book-length manuscript, provisionally titled Hope is None, explores how political despair has functioned as a central and yet occluded component of romantic, modern, and contemporary British and American lyric. I'm also currently editing with Jan Mieszkowski a special issue of Comparative Literature on the concept of impasse in contemporary critical discourses. My articles are published or forthcoming in ELH, MLQ, Studies in Romanticism, and SubStance, and my reviews have appeared in Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation and Romantic Circles.
I teach broadly in British literature, with an emphasis on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. I also teach courses on transatlantic Romanticism and its afterlives, literary and critical theory, poetry of all periods, and Jane Austen and adaptation.
Banner images are from the watercolor and gouache sketches of J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851).