A. and R. Newbury Professor of English
I specialize in twentieth-century literature, culture, and history, with a comparative emphasis upon Anglo-American and French modernism. I teach core courses in these areas, as well as in literary and feminist theory and theories of cosmopolitanism. My current book project considers how expatriate writers responded to the Vichy regime in France.
Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.
Gertrude Stein, Modernism, and the Problem of “Genius,” Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2000.
“The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein,” Humanities, The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities 33:2 (March-April 2012).
"Thinking Globally? The Idea, Ideology, and Limits of Cosmopolitanism," Remate de Males (Brazil), and ABC (Romania) (February 2011).
"'And Then One Day There Was A War': Gertrude Stein, Children's Literature, and World War II," Children's Literature Association Quarterly 32:4 (November, 2007): 340-53.
"The Great Gatsby and the Obscene Word," College Literature 32.4 (Fall 2005): 125-44.
"Gertrude Stein and Zionism," Modern Fiction Studies 51: 2 (Summer 2005): 437-55.
"Lost in Translation: Stein's Vichy Collaboration," Modernism/modernity 11:4 (November 2004), 651-668.
“Gertrude Stein, Automatic Writing and the Mechanics of Genius,” Forum for Modern Language Studies , 37:2 (2001) 1-9.
"The Nervous Origins of the American Western," American Literature 70:2 (June 1998): 293-316.