Assistant Professor of English
I specialize in the literature, culture, and history of the long eighteenth century. My particular areas of interest include romanticism, transatlantic studies, the novel, the philosophy of history, aesthetic and genre studies, ecological literary modes, biopolitics, and critical theory.
“Faintly Struggling Things: Inscrutable Life in Beckett’s The Unnamable.” Samuel Beckett: History, Memory, Archive. Ed. Séan Kennedy and Katherine Weiss. New York: Palgrave, 2009. 89-111.
“‘Disdaining Bounds of Place and Time’: John Clare’s Nomadic Poetics.” Blackwell Literature Compass 3.3 (2006): 376-387.
“Hegel,” “Kojève,” “History,” “Common,” and “Derrida,” The Agamben Dictionary. Ed. Alex Murray and Jessica Whyte. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.
"James Williams," The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Franklin W. Knight. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
"Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel," Agamben's Philosophical Lineage. Ed. Adam Kotsko and Carlo Salzani. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2017.