Klapper Hall 641
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 161W Intro to Narrative
ENGL 241 The Text in its Historical Moment
ENGL 242 Literary History
ENGL 244 Theory
ENGL 317 Adaptation Studies
ENGL 346 Early Twentieth-Century Fiction
ENGL 376 British & American Fiction, 1945–Present
ENGL 391W Senior Seminar: Between Animals & Art
ENGL 391W Senior Seminar: Addiction & Compulsion in Modern Literature
ENGL 629 Major Modern Writers: Literature & Virtuosity
ENGL 781 Special Seminar: Adaptation Studies
ENGL 781 Special Seminar: Sentimental Modernisms
“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).
“Late Registration: Universal Agency & the Cultural Logic of Compulsion.” Invited contribution to “A Symposium on Asad Haider’s Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump.” ASAP/J (June 2019).
“Steps to a Weak-ology of Mind.” Invited response to Special Issue on Weak Theory. Modernism/modernity Print Plus, vol. 4, cycle 1 (April 2019).
“Modernist Style and the Paradox of Pedantry.” Invited response to Patricia Willis essay on Marianne Moore and William Blake in Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore: Essays from a Critical Renaissance (Palgrave: 2017). Marianne Moore Society Forum (Spring 2019).
“Animation.” Gender: Animals, ed. Juno Salazar Parreñas. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks (Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2017): 333-346.
“On Falling Fastidiously: Marianne Moore’s Slapstick Animals.” English Literary History 83.3 (Fall 2016): 873-898.
“Joyce’s Indifferent Animals: Boredom and the Subversion of Fables in Finnegans Wake.” Modernist Cultures 11.2 (Summer 2016): 179–205.
“Every Generation Gets the Jungle Book It Needs.” Co-written with Jed Esty. The Hollywood Reporter (15 Apr 2016).
Invited panelist. “Curved Spacetimes: Where Friedrich Nietzsche Meets Virginia Woolf.” Concept: Barbara Gail Montero. Choreography and performance: Logos Dance Collective. The Tank Theater. New York, NY, 17 March 2019.
“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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