Chair of the English Department
Specialty Area: Twentieth-century British literature, modernism, cultural studies, publishing history
Office #: Crown Center 415
Chair of English Department
Treasurer of D. H. Lawrence Society of North America
Director of University Honors Program
Trustee of Joseph Conrad Society of North America
Ph.D. Northwestern University
Twentieth-century aesthetic movements, cultural studies, publishing history, Conrad, Joyce, Lawrence.
“Writing About Violence in a Secular Age,” College Literature 39:2 (2012): 98-109.
“Violence and Laughter in Women in Love,” D. H. Lawrence Review 36 (2011): 56-71.
"Falling Towers: The Waste Land and September 11, 2001." In The Waste Land at 90: A Retrospective. Ed. Joe Moffett. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi, 2011. 217-225.
“Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious in Heart of Darkness,” Psychoanalytic Review 97 (2010): 469-482.
“Conrad and the Literary Marketplace” The Historical Guide to Joseph Conrad, ed. John Peters, Oxford University Press, 2010. 77-104.
“The German Detour from Ulysses to Magic Realism,”Modern Language Quarterly 70 (2009): 245-268.
“Why Isn’t Lady Chatterley Beautiful?” D. H. Lawrence Review 32-33 (2003-2004): 115-125. [Publ. 2008]
“Epilogue: How Poetic Authority Became Authoritarian.”Little Magazines and Modernism: New Approaches. Ed. Suzanne W. Churchill and Adam McKible. Hampshire, England: Ashgate Publishing, 2008. 131-147.
"Representing Violence in a Secular Age"