Assistant Professor of English
Introduction to Literature (LIT 201)
British Literature: Victorian to Contemporary (LIT 222)
Applied Literary Criticism (LIT 300)
Music and Literature (LIT 376)
Contemporary Irish Literature (ENIR 360)
Northern Ireland's Troubles (ENIR 360)
Contemporary Caribbean Literature (LIT 376 & 430)
Multicultural British Literature (LIT 430)
Senior Seminar: The Sea and the Sands (LIT 494)
Introduction to Graduate Studies (LIT 500)
Atlantic Crossings (LIT 522)
Salman Rushdie (LIT 322, LIT 522)
M.A. English Literature, University of Montana (1996);
Ph.D. English Literature, University of Oregon (2002).
Field of Study
Contemporary British and Irish literature; Northern Irish/"Troubles" literature; transnational literature and theory; postcolonial theory; history of rhetoric; digital culture, hypertext theory, and electronic writing technologies.
"Sweetness Follows: Michael Stipe, John Keats, and the Consolations of TIme," The Poetics of American Song Lyrics, ed. Charlotte Pence (University of Missippi Press, 2012).
"The Extraordinary Ordinariness of Robert McLiam Wilson's Belfast," Eire-Ireland (Spring/Summer 2010).
"Copia and the Discourse of Abundance in Cross-Cultural Exchange," Journal of Caribbean Literatures 6:2 (2009).
Review of Captured in the Middle: Tradition and Experience in Contemporary Native American Writing (Sidner Larson), American Indian Culture and Research Journal (25:4, 2001).
Department of English
Area of Expertise
Contemporary British and Irish Literature; Digital Culture; Electronic Writing Techniques; History of Rhetoric; Hypertext Theory; Postcolonial Theory; Transnational Literature and Theory