Hi! I have a PhD in English and teach at the University of Maine at Farmington. I study Jane Austen and other long eighteenth-century and turn-of-the-nineteenth-century women writers. I have edited a collection of essays, Transatlantic Women Travelers: 1688-1843, which is forthcoming from Bucknell University Press.
Research for a monograph on Jane Austen’s juvenilia brought me to England in July and August 2017. As the Jane Austen Society of North America’s International Visitor, I conducted research at Chawton House, Jane Austen’s House and the Hampshire Record Office. I visited sites and many of the bicentenary exhibits as a part of my research, too, and took walks as a part of my research. I also used my time in England to prepare for a future study abroad course, titled “Jane Austen in England.”
This website includes blog posts from my six-week stay in England as well as posts related to my work on Jane Austen. You will also find posts about professorial fashion. I call these posts “What Professors Wear.” I also blog about a lot of other things.
The site contains a CV page with links to my publications and details about my research interests and teaching experience. It also provides information about my breast cancer memoir, The Roller Coaster: A Breast Cancer Story.
On another page in this site, I have added samples from my students’ individual wiki projects from my summer online Austen course.