Office: 3050 - Coleman Hall
Fall 2022 Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 9-10am, 11am -12pm and other times by appointment. Meetings held in person in my office or via Zoom.
My research interests include early modern intellectual history and moral philosophy; the transmission, adaptation and influence of skepticism in England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; religious and political polemical literature of the Reformation and the English Civil War; hybridity in literary-philosophical texts; and the relationship between word and image in literary, philosophical, and religious texts. Based on these interests, I have published Skepticism and Belief in Early Modern England: The Reformation of Moral Value (Routledge, 2016).
Beyond early modern literature, my research also focuses on literary adaptation. I have three forthcoming articles focused on adaptation before cinema, and Margaret Atwood's Hag-Seed and Penelopiad, adaptations of Shakespeare's The Tempest and Homer's Odyssey respectively.
I am also interested in war literature, specifically the literature of the Iraq War, and I have published "'Did You Kill Anyone?': The Pathography of PTSD in The White Donkey" in Performativity, Cultural Construction, and the Graphic Narrative (Routledge, 2019).
Finally, I have a growing interest in linguistics, literacy, ESL pedagogy and working with Emergent Bilinguals.
ENG 1105, English Major Forum
ENG 2205, Introduction to Literary Studies
ENG 2901, Structures of English
ENG 3800, Medieval British Literature
ENG 3802, Shakespeare
ENG 3803, Renaissance and Early Modern Literature
ENG 5003, 17th Century British Literature
ENG 5061, The Iraq War
ENG 5061, Literary Adaptation
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British studies, intellectual history, skepticism, religion and literature, and classical transmission
Twentieth and twenty-first century war literature