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Critical Theory


Conference Presentations

  •  “Suicide in the Age of Zombies and Destruction: Re-coding Trauma in Whitehead’s Zone One”,  Presented at the 2014 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando FL 2012
  • “Director v. Author: Who Owns The Changeling?”, Presented at the 2013 Blackfriars Conference, Staunton VA 2012
  • “‘Deeper and Sweeter’: The Merits of the Asylum Subplot in Middleton and Rowley’s The Changeling”, Presented at 26st Annual UVa-Wise Medieval Renaissance Conference, Wise VA 2012


Peer-Review Articles

  • “More on the Missing ½ Second: A Review of Hansen (2000, 2015) and Hayles (1999, 2012)” (boundary 2, forthcoming)

Other Publications

  • “Jean Genet”; “Nirala”; “Mahmoud Darwish” in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (ed. Stephen Ross, forthcoming in 2016).

Conference Activity

Panels Organized

  • “Literature’s Boundary Work: New Media and New Textualities,” ACLA Seminar, Co-Organizer, with Annie Galvin, Scott Kushner, and Jonathan Abel, March 17-20, 2016.



  • "Object-Oriented Mythography," forthcoming in Minnesota Review (2013)
  • "'Historical Context' in Historical Context: Surface, Depth, and the Making of the Text," New Literary History 42 (2011)
  • "Parchment Ethics: A statement of more than modest concern," New Medieval Literatures 12 (2010)
  • "Medievalization Theory: From Tocqueville to the Cold War," American Literary History 22 (2010)
  • "Of Pigs and Parchment: Medieval Studies and the Coming of the Animal," PMLA 124 (2009)


Recent Articles

  • “Elizabeth’s Bishop’s Believing as Seeing, Seeing As, and Travelling Blind,” in special issue of Religions, edited by Kevin Hart (October, 2016).
  • “Thinking the Poem: Elizabeth Bishop’s Transcendental ‘Crusoe in England’ (For Example),” in Garry Hagberg, ed., Wittgenstein and Philosophical Aesthetics (London: Palgrave, 2016).
  • “Demonstrating Rhetoric in Wharton’s Ethan Frome” (in manuscript). 
  • “Rhetoric and Poetry,” (with Thomas Sloane), Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetics (2010).
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