B.A., History, Wellesley College (1985); MA, Ph.D., English, Loyola University Chicago, (1991, 1998).
Teaching and Research Interests:
Nineteenth-century British literature and culture, cultural discourses of gender and sexuality, gender roles in drama, film studies.
“Hobos, Sissies, and Breeders: Generations of Discontent in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Tennessee Williams Annual Review 12 (2011) 57-73.
"The Anxiety of ‘Mosaic’ Influence: Thackeray, Disraeli, and Anglo-Jewish Assimilation in the 1840s." Nineteenth-Century Contexts 25:2 (2003) 119-145.
Review: Jane Rendell, The Pursuit of Pleasure: Gender, Space, and Architecture in Regency London. Criticism 45.1 (2003) 131-134.
"Delightful Coxcombs to Industrious Men: Fashionable Politics and Performance in Cecil and Pendennis." Victorian Literature and Culture 30:1 (2002) 289-304.
"The ‘fatal attractions’ of ‘serious things’: Regency Politics and Performance in Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris." European Romantic Review 11:3 (Summer 2000) 322-346.
Abs"On the Down Low in Earnest: Oscar Wilde and the Possibilities of the Closet."