I'm a Romanticist who also works on and teaches eighteenth-century literature and philosophy, literary and critical theory, and poetry and poetics of all periods. My first book project, After Truth: Romanticism and the Poetics of Skepticism, intervenes in long-standing debates regarding the value of truth in modernity through unearthing a range of aesthetic and political practices of epistemic sufficiency in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writing. Article-length versions of chapters of this project have appeared in MLQ and Studies in Romanticism. I’m also currently working on a second book manuscript, provisionally titled Hope is None, which explores how political despair has functioned as a central and yet occluded component of romantic, modern, and contemporary British and American lyric. A piece of that project is forthcoming in the Winter 2019 issue of ELH. With Jan Mieszkowski, I am co-editor of a forthcoming special issue of Comparative Literature titled The Point of Impasse.
I will begin a position this fall as Lecturer of English at the University of Michigan, having taught the past four years in the English Department at Macalester College.
Banner images are from the watercolor and gouache sketches of J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851).