Twentieth-century literature & evolutionary theory; modernism; film, animation, and media studies; cultural studies; affect theory; gender and sexuality studies; critical animal studies; history of cybernetics.
ENGL 170W Intro to Literary Study
ENGL 242 Literary History
ENGL 317 Adaptation Studies
ENGL 346 Early Twentieth-Century Fiction
ENGL 376 British & American Fiction, 1945–Present
ENGL 391W Senior Seminar: Between Animals and Art
ENGL 629 Major Modern Writers: Literature & Virtuosity
ENGL 781 Special Seminar in Adaptation Studies
“Late Registration: Universal Agency & the Cultural Logic of Compulsion.” Forthcoming, ASAP/J.
“Animals & Companion Species.” In progress, forthcoming in The Routledge Companion to Modernism and Queer Theory, ed. Melanie Micir (Routledge).
“‘Animals Feeling Themselves Out’: Woolf and the Natural World.” In progress, forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook to Virginia Woolf, ed. Anne Fernald (Oxford UP).
Recent Articles and Book Chapters
“Animation.” Gender: Animals, ed. Juno Salazar Parreñas. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks (Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2017): 333-346. Print.
“On Falling Fastidiously: Marianne Moore’s Slapstick Animals.” English Literary History 83.3 (Fall 2016): 873-898. Print.
“Joyce’s Indifferent Animals: Boredom and the Subversion of Fables in Finnegans Wake.” Modernist Cultures 11.2 (Summer 2016): 179–205. Print.
“Every Generation Gets the Jungle Book It Needs.” Co-written with Jed Esty. The Hollywood Reporter (15 Apr 2016). Web.
Selected Talks and Papers
“Excuses for Autonomy: Modernism, Fascism, Compulsion and Style.” Invited Roundtable Participant. “New Directions in Modernist Studies”, CUNY Grad Center, November 2, 2018.
“Toni Morrison and Bergson: Denaturalizing Vitalism in the African-American Novel.” Modernist Studies Association Conference, Columbus, OH, November 2018.
“On Flinching: Taxidermic Style and Global Feeling.” American Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2017.
“The Erotics of Indexicality: Animals, Animation, and Desire.” Theorizing Lecture Series. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April 8 2016.
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