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  • “Conjuring the Superstitions of a Nation: Magic and Memory in Huckleberry Finn” (under submission)
  • “The Gothic Grapevine: Teaching Chesnutt’s Conjure Tales as Gothic Fiction” Approaches to Teaching Charles W. Chesnutt, ed. Susanna Ashton and Bill Hardwig (forthcoming)
  • “The Terrain of Chesnutt’s Conjure Tales.” Chesnutt, Charles, The Conjure Stories, ed. Robert Stepto and Jennifer Greeson (New York: Norton, 2011), 149-164.   

Select Conference Presentations


Selected Articles

  • “ ‘I Rose’: Power, Property and the Performance of Manhood in the Slave’s Narrative,” The Oxford Handbook to Slave Narratives, ed. John Ernest, (Oxford Univ Press, 2013), pp. 260-276.
  • "Violence and Manhood in Douglass’s Civil War,” The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass, ed. Maurice Lee, (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009), pp 73-88.
  • “Print, Prosthesis, Impersonation: Toni Morrison’s Jazz and the Limits of American Literary History,” American Literary History 20.4. Special Issue (Winter 2008): 794-806.



Recent and Upcoming Appearances:



  • “Disability Studies,” in A Companion to Literary Theory, ed. David Richter (Wiley-Blackwell forthcoming 2017).
  • "Borges in the Mind’s Eye," Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 10:1 (2016): 37-51.
  • "The Hearing Line: How Literature Gains from Deaf People," in Deaf Gain: Reimagining Human Diversity, ed. H.-Dirksen L. Bauman and Joseph J. Murray, University of Minnesota Press (2014).



  • “Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, and U. S. Environmentalism.” Co-authored with Jonathan Z. Cannon. William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review 42, 1 (Fall 2017).
  • "The Strange Case of Dr. Stevenson and Mr. Thoreau." Southwest Review 102, 1 (2017).
  • “The Battle of the Crater in Recent Fiction.”  Cold Harbor to the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign. Ed. Gary W. Gallagher and Caroline E. Janney.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.




Recent Articles

  • “Haiti,” essay for Critical Terms for Southern Studies, ed. Jennifer Greeson and Scott Romine      (forthcoming)
  • “Humanism and the (Other) American Revolution” in Humanism and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century Europe and Its Transatlantic Legacy (Heidelberg UP, 2015)
  • “Mistranslation, Unsettlement, and La Navidad,” PMLA (October 2014)
  • “The Transamerican Novel,” The American Novel: Beginnings to 1870, Oxford History of the Novel series (2014)



Edited Volumes

  • (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War. Special issue of Asian American Literary Review 6.2 (Fall/Winter 2015). Co-edited with Cathy J. Schlund-Vials.

Refereed Articles



  • "Architecture's Other: Radicalizing the Vernacular," Appendx 4 (1999): 98-119.
  • "Challenging Formalism: The Implications of Contemporary Cultural Theory for Historic Preservation," Landscape Journal 18.1 (1999): 30-40.
  • "Beyond the Buildings: Landscape as Cultural History in Constructing the Historical Significance of Place," Proceedings of Preservation of What, for Whom: A Critical Look at Historical Significance, ed. Michael A. Tomlan, National Council for Preservation Education (1999): 159-168.



  • 'It Spoke Itself': Female Genius and Eccentric Politics," forthcoming in American Literature, March 2005.
  • "The Body Types: Corporeal Documents and Body Politics Circa 1900," in Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture, ed. Leah Price and Pamela Thurschwell (Aldershot: Ashgate Press, forthcoming 2005).
  • "Typewriters and the Vote," Signs 29 (Autumn 2003): 55-83.
  • “Weeping Men” (book review), The Minnesota Review 52-4 (Fall 2001): 353-357.

Awards and Honors


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