University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2010
Doctor of Philosophy in English, Master's of Arts
Dissertation: "'Forms of Some Intenser Life': Genre and Imperial Insurgencies at the Fin de Siècle"
Committee: Joseph Valente (chair), Jed Esty, Lauren Goodlad, and James Hansen
This project examines generic innovation in the British novel through the lens of an empire thrown into crisis by continual insurgencies. Experiments with genre, I argue, allowed fin de siècle writers to develop new narrative forms capable of representing an increasingly global, interdependent, and actively anti-imperialist world. Primary texts include Joseph Conrad’s The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’ (1897), Bram Stoker’s The Snake’s Pass (1890), Algernon Blackwood’s “The Willows” (1907), and H. G. Wells’s Tono-Bungay (1909).
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), 2003
Bachelor of the Arts in English with Honors
Senior Thesis: "Paradigmatic Syntax in the Poetry of A. E. Housman"
Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC
- Expository Writing, Fall 2010 (3 sections)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, UIUC, Spring 2006; Fall 2006; Spring 2007; Fall 2007; Spring 2008.
- Science Fiction (ENGL 120), Spring 2008 (1 section)
- Introduction to Poetry (ENGL 101); Fall 2006; Spring 2009 (2 sections)
- Principles of Composition (RHET 105); Fall 2003 – Spring 2009 (19 sections)
- Introduction to Fiction (ENGL 109); Spring 2004 (teaching assistant, 2 sections)
- “Suffer the Little Children: Irish Revivalism in the Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde.” Children and Childhood in Irish Society. Eds. Maria Luddy and James Smith. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014.
- Review of Tania Zulli's She: Explorations into a Romance (Rome: Aracne, 2009). Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN). 64 (October 2013).
- “Incorporating Technology, Industrializing Subjectivity.” Review of Nicholas Daly’s Literature, Technology, and Modernity, 1860-2000 (New York: Cambridge U P, 2004). Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 2.3 (2006).
- “The Berlin West Africa Conference.” Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History. Richard M. Juang and Noelle Morrissette, eds. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO (2008).
- “The British Empire.” Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History. Richard M. Juang and Noelle Morrissette, eds. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO (2008).
- “The Earth Herself Recoiled: Reading Collective Insurgency in ‘Weird Fiction.’” Modern Language Association Conference, San Francisco, December 2008.
- "The Narcissism of Genre: Conrad's James Wait and Laboring Bodies at Sea." British Bodies: The Third Annual British Modernities Group Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 4 April 2008.
- “From Embodiment as Being-Wounded to Biopower from Below.” English Graduate Student Association Colloquium, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 20 April 2007.
- “Canceling the Debt to Précarité: Imagining an Ethical Violence.” Rethinking Precarity: The First Annual Graduate Student Conference, Department of Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University at Columbus, 19 January 2007.
- “The Penman’s Only Foolscap: The Body as Modality of Historical Analysis.” English Graduate Student Association Colloquium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 21 April 2006.
- “Suffer the Little Children: Reviving the Fairy-tales of Oscar Wilde.” British Studies Group Graduate Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 10 April 2006.
- “The Failure of Colonial Logic in the Irish Tales of Oscar Wilde.” Going Awry: A National Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Indiana University at Bloomington, 25 March 2006.
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