Assistant Professor (English); U of South Dakota; Opinions Own
Interests: V. Woolf; D.H. Lawrence; Bloomsbury Group; Poetry; Continental Philosophy; Criticism and Theory
Ph.D. English. University of Rhode Island. 2012.
B.A. English. Northern Michigan University. 2005.
M.A. English. Northern Michigan University. 2007.
A.A. English. Bay de Noc Community College. 2003.
Works in Progress
Finding Love in Literary Criticism and Theory (book project). Under contract with Routledge.
Woolfian Love in Aggregate: Posthuman–Queer–Feminist (journal article).
The Sensuous Pedagogies of Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence. Clemson UP, 2020. (Forthcoming)
Sensibility, Parochiality, Spirituality: Toward a Critical Method and Ethic of Response in Woolf, Spivak, and Mahmood. Religion, Secularism, and the Spiritual Paths of Virginia Woolf, edited by Kristina K. Groover, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 189–207. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-32568-8_11.
Bloomsbury and Philosophy. Handbook to the Bloomsbury Group, edited by Derek Ryan and Stephen Ross. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, pp. 135–50. DOI: 10.5040/9781350014947.ch-005.
Sir Thomas Browne and the Reading of Remains in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. Sentencing Orlando: Virginia Woolf and the Morphology of the Modernist Sentence, edited by Elsa Högberg and Amy Bromley, Edinburgh UP, 2018, pp. 175–85. DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414609.003.0015.
Intimations of Cosmic Indifference in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Olive Moore’s Spleen. Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries: Selected Papers from the Twenty-Fifth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, edited by Julie Vandivere and Megan Hicks, Clemson UP, 2016, pp. 183–88. DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.001.0001.
Furthering the Voyage: Reconsidering DeSalvo in Contemporary Woolf Studies. Personal Effects: Essays on Culture, Teaching, and Memoir in the Work of Louise DeSalvo, edited by Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta, Fordham UP, 2015, pp. 140–52. DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823262274.003.0011.
Transgressive Simulation: Violence and Reality in Extreme Championship Wrestling. Simulation in Media and Culture: Believing the Hype, edited by Robin DeRosa, Rowman and Littlefield, 2011, pp. 141–50.
Journal Articles, Essays, and Reviews
Religious Eroticism and Pedagogy in Olive Moore’s Celestial Seraglio: A Tale of Convent Life. The Modernist Review, no. 18, March 2020.
Problems of the Past and Figures of Aging in Late and Early Wallace Stevens. Age, Culture, Humanities, no. 4, Summer 2019.
Feeling Shadows: Virginia Woolf’s Sensuous Pedagogy. PMLA, vol. 132, no. 2, March 2017, pp. 266–80. DOI: 10.1632/pmla.2017.132.2.266.
The Value of Virginia Woolf, by Madelyn Detloff. (Review.) Woolf Studies Annual, vol. 23, 2017, pp. 171–74.
A Future Not My Own: Thinking Aging in Two of Wallace Stevens’s Winter Lyrics. Twentieth-Century Literature, vol. 59, no. 3, Fall 2013, pp. 385–413.
Radical Encounters: The Ghost and the Double in Mrs. Dalloway. Virginia Woolf Miscellany, no. 80, Fall 2011, pp. 13–14.
It Is Almost Impossible That I Should Be Here: Wordsworthian Nature and an Ethics of Self-Writing in Virginia Woolf’s “A Sketch of the Past.” Virginia Woolf Miscellany, no. 78, Spring 2010, pp. 13–15.
A Car, a Plane, and a Tower: Interrogating Public Images in Mrs. Dalloway. Modernism / Modernity, vol. 16, no. 3, September 2009, pp. 537–51. DOI: 10.1353/ mod.0.0119.
David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten: Ghosts, Doubles, and Writing. The Explicator, vol. 67, no. 2, 2009, pp. 84–86.
Shakespeare and Modernism, by Carl DiPietro. (Review.) James Joyce Quarterly, vol. 44, no. 4, Summer 2007, pp. 848–50. DOI: 10.1353/jjq.0.0011.
Exploring Pedagogical Problems in D.H. Lawrence’s The White Peacock (Panel title: Modernism, Pedagogy, and Structures of Relationality). Panel co-organizer. Upheaval and Reconstruction: Modernist Studies Association Conference, October 2019. (Toronto, ON)
Meeting Needs, Making Room: Investigations of Woolfian Love. Woolf and Social Justice: The 29th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, June 2019. (Cincinnati, OH)
Essaying Affects: D.H. Lawrence’s Apocalypse as Pedagogical Criticism. Staging the Space Between: The Space Between Society’s Annual Conference, May 2019. (Brookings, SD)
Grandeur at the End: On the Sublimity of Wallace Stevens’s Old Philosopher. John R. Milton Writers’ Conference, October 2018. (Vermillion SD)
Training Tastes, Essaying Affects: The Pedagogic Criticism of Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence. Graphic Modernisms: Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 2018. (Columbus, OH)
Woolfian Love in Aggregate: Feminist—Queer—Posthuman. Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: 28th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, June 2018. (Canterbury, UK)
Tentacles of Tenderness: Maternity, Feminism, and the Philosophical Pessimism of Olive Moore (Panel title: Modernism and Maternity: Medicine, Technology, Philosophy). Panel organizer. The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, February 2018. (Louisville, KY)
The Problem of Philosophy in G.E. Moore, Bertrand Russell, and Virginia Woolf. The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, February 2017. (Louisville, KY)
Silence, Sleep, Shadow: Figures of Late Sublimity in Wallace Stevens’s Late Poems. Culture Industries: Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 2016. (Pasadena, CA)
Kindling Taste, or How I Went Paperless and (Finally) Became a Common Reader. 131st Modern Language Association Annual Convention, January 2016. (Austin, TX)
Intimations of Cosmic Indifference in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Olive Moore’s Spleen. Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries: 25th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, June 2015. (Bloomsburg, PA)
A Good Deal of Looking Back: Passionate Aging in T.S. Eliot and Wallace Stevens. T.S. Eliot Society 2014 Annual Meeting, September 2014. (St. Louis, MO)
Virginia Woolf’s Late Philosophy of Worlds and the Anthropology of Saba Mahmood. Woolf Writing the World: 24th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, June 2014. (Chicago, IL)
Sensibility and Parochiality: Reading Woolf with Spivak and Mahmood. Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf: 22nd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, June 2012. (Saskatoon, SK)
The Sense of the Middest in William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. 20th Annual American Literature Association Conference, May 2009. (Boston, MA)
Transgressive Simulation: The Mobility of Violent Reality in Extreme Championship Wrestling. Northeast Modern Language Association 40th Annual Convention, February 2009. (Boston, MA)
The Interplay of Fate and Chance: The Metafiction of David Mitchell. The Louisville Conference on Language and Literature Since 1900, February 2009. (Louisville, KY)
Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway: Form, Critique, Life. Fall 2018 USD Department of English Colloquium Series, October 2018. (Vermillion, SD)
Early Lawrence: Teacher, Poet, Novelist. English at the Public Lecture Series, March 2018. (Brookings, SD)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Theory. Fall 2017 USD Department of English Colloquium Series, December 2017. (Vermillion, SD)
Learning to Love, Finally, in the Writings of Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence. The USD Humanities Research Forum 2016–2017, April 2017. (Vermillion, SD)
“I will continue—but can I?”: British Modernism Between the Wars. Fall 2016 USD Department of English Colloquium Series, October 2016. (Vermillion, SD)
Encounters with an Otherwise: D.H. Lawrence and the Problem of Love. URI English Faculty/Fellows Presentations Series, January 2012. (Kingston, RI)
Seminars and Seminar Papers
Resituating the Relatable: Student Judgment, Recognition, and Modernist Criticism. Seminar: Is Modernism Relatable? Upheaval and Reconstruction: Modernist Studies Association Conference, October 2019. (Toronto, ON)
Seminar: Modernism and Education. Co-organizer. Graphic Modernisms: Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 2018. (Columbus, OH)
Tracing Cruelty and Pedagogy through Joyce, Woolf, and Lawrence. Seminar: “Cruel Modernism.” Culture Industries: Modernist Studies Associations, November 2016. (Pasadena, CA)
Une manière amoureuse: Love and Devotion in the Reading Ideals/Practices of D.H. Lawrence, Gilles Deleuze, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. Seminar: Reading Religiously. American Comparative Literature Association Conference, March 2016. (Cambridge, MA)
This Sadness Without Cause: Negotiating Aging in Late Wallace Stevens. Seminar: Age and Generation. Confluence and Division: Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 2014. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Little Wanderings: Lawrence, Deleuze, and Compositional Love. Seminar: Positioning Love and Affect. American Comparative Literature Association Conference, April 2013. (Toronto, ON)
Readying for Encounters: Loving- and Thinking-Otherwise in Lawrence and Deleuze. Seminar: Accidents in Literature and Theory. American Comparative Literature Association Conference, March 2012. (Providence, RI)
Groundwork for a Future Project: Foucault, Modernism, and the Study of Religion. Seminar: Modernism and Religion. Structures of Innovation: Modernist Studies Association Conference, October 2011. (Buffalo, NY)
Scenes of Death and Scenes of Reading in Virginia Woolf’s The Common Reader. Seminar: Modernism and Death. Modernist Networks: Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 2010. (Victoria, BC)