Associate Professor of English
- Environmental Studies
- Ph.D., Harvard University
- B.A., Swarthmore College
310 Carpenter Hall
Tues. & Thurs. 10-11:30; Fri. 1:30-3:30
Upper-Level English Courses
Special Topics: Race and Romanticism
Late Renaissance and Enlightenment Literature
Restoration and Enlightenment Literature
Senior Capstone Experience: Why Study Literature? (for English major seniors only)
Introduction to the Study of Literature
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to Creative Writing
Writer’s Workshop (advanced creative writing workshop)
Upper-Level Environmental Courses
American Literature and Ecology
Environment and Society (Introduction to Environmental Studies)
Special Topics: Poetry and the Environment
Postmodernism and Ecology
Environmental Colloquium on Sustainability
First-Year Environmental Courses
Place, Landscape, Identity
Nature and American Culture
Nature, Landscape, and the Arts
The Arctic: Landscape, Imagination, and Power
Other First-Year Courses
Empire, Slavery, and the Caribbean
The Invention of America
Recent Books and Peer-Reviewed Articles:
Authoring the Self: Self-Representation, Authorship, and the Print Market in British Poetry from Pope through Wordsworth (New York: Routledge, 2005).
William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship: The Roots of Environmentalism in Nineteenth-Century Culture. Forthcoming from University of Virginia Press in spring 2012.
“Wordsworth’s Epitaphic Poetics and the Print Market.” Studies in Romanticism (SiR) 50:1 (2011): 55-78.
“Imagining an Everyday Nature.” International Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE) 17:1 (2010): 85-112.
“William Wordsworth and Photographic Subjectivity.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 63:3 (2008): 283–320.
“’Tintern Abbey’s Environmental Legacy.” In Engaged Romanticism: Romanticism as Praxis, ed. Mark Lussier and Bruce Matsunaga (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008), 82-99.
“John Clare, William Wordsworth, and the (Un)Framing of Nature.” The John Clare Society Journal 27 (2008): 27-44.
“Three ‘Natures’: Teaching Romantic Ecology in the Poetry of William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth, and John Clare.” Romantic Praxis, special issue of Romantic Circles Pedagogies Commons on “Romanticism, Ecology and Pedagogy,” eds. James McKusick and Bridget Keegan. December, 2006
“Wordsworth's ‘System,’ the Critical Reviews, and the Reconstruction of Literary Authority.” European Romantic Review 16:4 (2005): 471-97.
“Postmodern Pastoral, Advertising, and the Masque of Technology.” International Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE) 11:1 (2004): 71-100.
“‘Approach and Read’: Gray's Elegy, Print Culture, and Authorial Identity.” The Age of Johnson 13 (2002): 207-37.
“The Wedding Guest as Reader: ‘The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere’ as a Dramatization of Print Circulation and the Construction of the Authorial Self.” Nineteenth Century Studies 15 (2001): 19-36.
Currently working on a book project--entitled Landscapes of Genius and the High Art of Nature: Nature, Aesthetics, and Self--to explore how modern environmental art and literature, together with the environmental movement more generally, have supported a model of the individual, autonomous self (and genius) which ironically helps to promote consumerism and in many ways impedes effective ecological awareness and action. An alternative is to foster a socially as well as environmentally embedded self, in relation to an everyday nature.
ASLE--Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
NASSR--North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
More About Me
I also love to garden; cook; play soccer; play guitar; and play with my son, Xander.