- Jane Austen
- Women writers, c. 1650-1830
- Adaptation of 17th- through 19th-century texts
- Restoration and 18th-century drama
- Digital and public humanities
- PhD, University of Tennessee, 2010
- MA, Texas A&M University, 2003
- BA – Summa Cum Laude, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2001
- “Virtual Sociability and the Online Austen Classroom.” Forthcoming in Austen 200: Reading the Novels after the Bicentenaries. Ed. Annika Bautz, Daniel Cook, and Kerry Sinanan. Under review at Palgrave.
- “The Jane Austen Heritage Industry and Literary Tourism.” A Companion to Jane Austen and the Arts, edited by Joe D. Bray and Hannah Moss. Under contract at Edinburgh University Press. Forthcoming.
- “From Blonde to Blue and Beyond: My Chemo Hair Journey.” Maine Digital Collaborative, edited by John Muthyala et al. Under review.
- Review of Hilary Havens’ Revising the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Authorship from Manuscript to Print for Eighteenth-Century Life. In progress.
Collection of Essays
Transatlantic Women Travelers: 1688-1843, editor. Bucknell University Press, 2021.
- Co-authored paper with Rebecca Anne Barr, J. Ereck Jarvis, Kerry Sinanan, and Mariam Wassif. “A Roundtable on The Woman of Colour (1808): Pedagogic and Critical Approaches: Teaching The Woman of Colour and Transatlantic Women.” Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment vol. 2, no. 2 (Spring 2021): 51-52.
- “Introduction: Tracing the Lives of Transatlantic Women Travelers.” In Transatlantic Women Travelers: 1688-1843, Ed. Misty Krueger. Bucknell University Press, 2021.
- “The Jane Austen-Bernie Sanders Memes: Too Funny or Too Political?” The 18th-Century Common. January 22, 2021.
- “The Austen Treatment: Turning to Austen in Times of Isolation.” Persuasions On-Line vol. 41, no. 1 (Winter 2020).
- “Teaching the Austen-Monster-Mashup: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.” Adapting the Eighteenth Century: A Handbook of Pedagogies and Practices. Eds. Sharon R. Harrow and Kirsten T. Saxton. University of Rochester Press, 2020.
- “Handles, Hashtags, and Austen Social Media.” Texas Studies in Literature and Languages Special Issue: “What’s Next for Jane Austen?” Ed. Janine Barchas and Devoney Looser. Vol. 61, no. 4 (2019): 378-396.
- “Sense, Sensibility, Sea Monsters, and Carnivalesque Caricature.“ Jane Austen and Comedy, Ed. Erin M. Goss. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 2019.
- “International Visitor Program.” JASNA News: The Newsletter of the Jane Austen Society of North America vol. 33, no. 3 (2017): 12.
- “The Sitting with Jane Art Trail: Celebrating Jane Austen, Basingstoke, and Literary Tourism.” Persuasions On-Line vol. 38, no. 1 (2017).
- “Sitting with Jane and Her Forgotten Peers.” ABO Public: Interactive Forum for Women in the Arts (Sept. 6 2017).
- “Vengeance, Vows, and “Heroick Vertue”: Reforming the Revenger in Delarivier Manley’s Almyna: or, The Arabian Vow.” New Perspectives on Delarivier Manley and Eighteenth Century Literature: Power, Sex, and Text. Ed. Aleksondra Hultquist and Elizabeth J. Mathews. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2017.
- “A Digital Pedagogy and Digital Human(itie)s: Shakespeare, Austen, and the UMF Student.” Teaching Matters 2. Ed. Linda Britt. Farmington: University of Maine at Farmington, 2016.
- “The Products of Intertextuality: The Value of Student Adaptations in a Literature Course.” Transformative Works and Cultures vol. 20 (Sept. 2015).
- “Creating Adaptations in a Long Eighteenth-Century Literature Course.” Studies in the Novel. 2015. Web. 27 Aug. 2015.
- “From Marginalia to Juvenilia: Jane Austen’s Vindication of the Stuarts.” The Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation vol. 56, no. 2 (Sum. 2015): 243-259.
- “Mansfield Park Comes to Life: Teaching and Staging Elizabeth Inchbald’s Lovers’ Vows in an Austen Course.” ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 5.1 (Mar. 2015).
- “Teaching Northanger Abbey as a ‘Crossover’ Text.” Persuasions On-Line 34.2 (Spring 2014).
- “Teaching Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries,” co-edited journal issue with Bridget Draxler and Susan Allen Ford, Persuasions On-Line vol. 34, no. 2 (Spring 2014).
- “Editor’s Note,” co-written with Bridget Draxler and Susan Allen Ford, Persuasions On-Line vol. 34, no. 2 (Spring 2014).
- “The Rhetoric of Rape: William Blake’s Visions of the Daughters of Albion as Eighteenth-Century Rape Trial.” Interpreting Sexual Violence: 1660-1800. Ed. Anne Greenfield. Pickering & Chatto, 2013, pp. 149-162.
- “From Davenant to Duffett: Staging The Tempest in the English Restoration.” Shakespeare in Performance. Ed. Eric Brown and Estelle Rivier. Cambridge Scholars, 2013, pp. 24-47.
- “Revenge in Early Restoration England and Sir William Davenant’s Hamlet.” New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century vol. 8., no. 1 (Spring 2011): 31-50.
- “‘Rouse up your self, and bear you like a Man’: Masculine Anxiety and the Body in Delariviere Manley’s The Royal Mischief.” Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research vol. 21, no. 2 (Winter 2006): 39-57.
Recent Book Reviews
- Rev. of The Daily Austen and Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister for Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 53, no. 3, 2020, pp. 491-494.
- Rev. of Satire, Celebrity and Politics in Jane Austen for Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 14., no. 2, 2020, pp. 151-154.
- Pre-2020 book reviews may be found here.
Works in Progress
“Jane Austen and the Heritage Industry.” Prepared for A Companion to Jane Austen and the Arts, Edinburgh UP. Edited by Joe D. Bray and Hannah Moss.
- Assistant Professor, University of Maine at Farmington, 2016+
- Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Maine at Farmington, 2011-2016
- Post-Doctoral Lecturer, University of Tennessee, 2010-2011
- Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Tennessee, 2004-2010
- Assistant Lecturer, Texas A&M University, 2003-2004
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University, 2001-2003
University of Maine at Farmington
- ENG 497, Independent Study (“Proto-Science Fiction” and “Juvenilia”)
- ENG 477, Senior Seminar (“Jane Austen’s Monsters,” “21st-c. Adaptations of Shakespeare,” “Juvenilia,” “Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries,” and “Restoration and Early 18th-Century English Drama”)
- ENG 397, Independent Study (“Satire, Jonathan Swift, and Terry Pratchett” and “Femininity and the Body in Pride and Prejudice and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies“)
- ENG 380, Transatlantic 18th-Century Women
- ENG 377, Special Topics Course (“Animal Studies and Literature,” “Transatlantic 18th-Century Women,” and “Adaptations of 17th- through 19th-century British Literature”)
- ENG 345, Romantic Era Literature
- ENG 344, Eighteenth-Century Literature (General Survey, Travel Narratives)
- ENG 300: Critical Concepts (course for English majors)
- ENG 297, Independent Study (“Shakespeare and Elementary Education” and “Eighteenth-Century Drama”)
- ENG 288: Topics in Literature and Gender
- ENG 277, Special Topics Course (“Jane Austen’s Adolescent Angst” – online course)
- ENG 251H, British Texts and Contexts I
- ENG 250H, Shakespeare
- ENG 202, Editing
- ENG 201, Public Writing
- ENG 200, Professional Writing
- ENG 181, Literary Analysis and Interpretation
- ENG 100, First-Year Writing Seminar (“Constructing Autobiographical Images of The Female Body” and “Art as Social Critique”)
- FYS 100, First-Year Seminar (“Women’s Autobiographical Images”)
- HON 377, Special Topics Course (“Proto-Science Fiction”)
- HON 177, First-Year Writing (“Adolescence”)
University of Tennessee
- ENG 201, Survey of British Literature: Beowulf through Samuel Johnson
- ENG 102, First-Year Composition II (“Inquiry into Women’s Autobiographies in Multimodal Forms,” “Visual Art and Culture” and “Writing about Literature”)
- ENG 101, First-Year Composition I (“Rhetoric and Argument”)
- WMS 493, Independent Study on Sylvia Plath
- WMS 215, Images of Women in Literature: Fiction, Poetry, and Drama
- WMS 210, Images of Women in Literature: Biography and Autobiography
Texas A&M University
- ENGL 301, Technical Writing
- ENGL 210, Scientific and Technical Writing
- ENGL 203, Introduction to Literature
- ENGL 203, Introduction to Literature
- ENGL 104, Composition and Rhetoric
- Outstanding Teaching in Honors, 2017
- Faculty and Staff Banquet Award, Outstanding Faculty Member 0-5 Years of Service, 2017
Academic Activities (at the University of Maine at Farmington)
- Faculty Sponsor to Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society
- Chair, University Culture Committee
- Co-organizer, UMF Symposium
- Wilson Scholars faculty sponsor (2013: project on Jane Austen; 2020: project on proto-science fiction)
- Humanities Representative on Self-Designed Major Committee
- English Department Social Media/Blog Aide Supervisor
- English 100 Assessment Work Group
- English Department Hiring Committees
- Avid Gamer (puzzles, table-top games, and online)
- Audiobook Listener