English Faculty: Literary Studies
Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Feminist Studies, British Modernism, and Queer Studies
Founders Hall 213
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities:
Queen Victoria, Race, and Visual Culture; Virginia Woolf Studies; Queer of Color Critque
- Literature, Identity, and Representation
- Lesbian Texts/Queer Theories
- Postcolonial Perspectives
- Sexology and Literary Scandal
- Art, War, and Politics in Modernist Literature
- Introduction to Cultural Studies
- Englishness and Otherness in Modernist Britain
- 21st-Century Virginia Woolf
- Kinetic Tropes, Comedic Turns: Dancing To the Lighthouse. Contradictory Woolf: Selected Papers from the Twenty-First Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. Ed. Derek Ryan and Stella Bolaki. Clemson University Digital Press, 2012. 122-28
Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Reader’s Guides series on key texts in literature and philosophy. London: Continuum Books, 2009.
Difficult Silences. Academe: Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors (July-August 2006): 64-67.
"Reading Influences: Homoeroticism and Mentoring in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Carnation’ and Virginia Woolf’s ‘Moments of Being: Slater’s Pins Have No Points.’” Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings. Ed. Eileen Barrett and Patricia Cramer. The Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature Series. Ed. Karla Jay. New York University Press, 1997. 57-77. Reprinted in Short Story Criticism: Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers, Vol. 81. Ed. Thomas J. Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Trudeau. New York: Thomson Gale Publishers, 2005. 45-54.
“Queen Victoria in the Funnyhouse: Adrienne Kennedy and the Rituals of Colonial Possession.” Remaking Queen Victoria. Ed. Margaret Homans and Adrienne Munich. Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series. Ed. Gillian Beer and Catherine Gallagher. Cambridge University Press, 1997. 235-57.
- “‘Something Out of Harmony’: To the Lighthouse and the Subject(s) of Empire.” Woolf Studies Annual 2 (1996): 39-70. Reprinted in part in Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse, The Waves. Ed. Jane Goldman. Series Ed. Richard Beynon. Columbia Critical Guides Series. Columbia University Press, 1998. Icon Critical Guides Series. Cambridge: Icon Books, 1997. 159-67.