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My work engages the fact and consequences of gendered violence on women’s writing and literacy, theories of affect and materialism, and critical reading in the long-eighteenth century, including British, Transatlantic, and early American literature. I maintain active interests in animal studies, critical theory, postcolonial and decolonial studies, and poetry and poetics.
I am currently completing my dissertation, entitled “Rape, Female Literacy, and Fictions of Materiality in the Eighteenth-Century Novel,” with research generously funded by the New York Public Library and the Cornell Society for the Humanities, and a portion of which is forthcoming at The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. Find out more about my research at NYPL here and here.
My undergraduate teaching has focused on postcolonial studies, contemporary literature, and experimental poetry.
- Literatures in English
- Eighteenth-century literature
- Early American literature
- Affect theory
- Critical theory