I am currently Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Macalester College. I specialize in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, poetry and poetics, and literary and critical theory.
Right now I am working on two book projects. The first, After Truth: Romanticism and the Poetics of Skepticism, is about aesthetic and political practices of epistemic sufficiency that a range of authors developed in the wake of the Enlightenment. The second, 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. My articles are published in 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 from the Elizabethan period to the present, with an emphasis on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. I also teach courses on transatlantic Romanticism, poetry of all periods, and literary and critical theory.
Banner images are from the watercolor and gouache sketches of J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851).