Associate Professor of English
Mason Hall 309
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DegreesPHD, 2005, Univ Texas Austin; MA, 1998, Ohio State Univ; BA, 1996, Ohio Wesleyan Univ
I completed my Ph.D. in English Literature in 2005 at the University of Texas at Austin, where I specialized in early modern literature and culture with a secondary emphasis in women, gender, and literature. Prior to that, I earned a Masters degree in English from The Ohio State University in 1998 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1996. As an undergraduate at OWU, I played varsity Volleyball and Basketball and was a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society.
At Hofstra, I teach Shakespeare (English 115 and 116), Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama (English 112), Renaissance and 17th-Century Literature (English 117), Ways of Reading (English 100), and the early British Literature survey (English 41), which covers works from the 5th century to 1798. I also teach graduate-level Shakespeare courses (ENGL 291 A and U)
Research: Shakespeare and early modern drama, poetry, and epic; military history in England and Scotland; British Nationalism(s); women's writing; print and manuscript culture.
Recent Courses Taught:
- ENGL 14, ENGL 100, ENGL 115, ENGL 112, ENGL 115, ENGL 116, ENGL 117, ENGL 291A, ENGL 291U.
FORTHCOMING PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
- "Coats and Conduct: The Materials of Military Obligation in Shakespeare's Henry Plays," Modern Philology 109 (February 2012).
- "Jockeying Jony: Racing and [Erasing] Regional Identity in The Humourous Magistrate," Early Theatre 14.2 (December 2011).
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES IN PRINT
- "Shakespeare, Fletcher, and the 'The Gain O' the Martialist,'" Shakespeare 7.5 (2011): 296–308.
- "New Model Armies: Recontextualizing the Camp in Margaret Cavendish's Bell in Campo," ELH 78 (2011): 657–685.
- "The King's Privates: Sex and the Soldier's Place in John Fletcher's The Humorous Lieutenant (ca. 1618)," Research Opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama XLVII (2008): 25–50.
CHAPTERS IN EDITED COLLECTIONS
- "Teaching Margaret Cavendish's Bell in Campo," in Teaching Restoration and Eighteenth Century Women Dramatists. Eds. Bonnie Nelson and Catherine Burroughs (New York: Modern Language Association, 2010): 348–355.
- "Old Playwrights, Old Soldiers, New Martial Subjects: Shakespeare, the Cavendishes, and the Drama of Soldiery," Cavendish and Shakespeare: Interconnections. Eds. James B. Fitzmaurice and Katherine Romack (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006): 123–148.
OTHER PUBLISHED WORK
- Introduction, Notes, and Critical Bibliography, Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (New York: Simon & Schuster, June 2006).
- Curriculum Guide to Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, co-authored with Ashley E. Shannon (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004).
Teaching InterestsLiterature and 2008 Presidential Election Podcasting & other technologies Research methods British Literature, Anglo-Saxon to 1798 Tudor & Stuart literature, More to Milton
Research InterestsShakespeare English Modern Drama and theater history Early women’s literature to 1900 Literature & warfare Early modern rhetoric & poetics Scotland, Ireland, & Wales Early historiography Gender & sexuality Early modern nationalism(s) Documentary and narrative
Recent Courses Taught
|ENGL 100||WAYS OF READING LIT||Undergraduate|
|ENGL 115||(LT) SHAKSPR-EARLY PLAYS||Undergraduate|
|ENGL 116||SHAKSPR-LATER PLAYS||Undergraduate|
|ENGL 117||SEM:RENAISSANCE/17TH CENT LIT||Undergraduate|