Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
27 Burrowes Building
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building
Spring 2017: MW 2:30-3:30pm; TR 9:30-10:30am
PhD, English, Penn State University (2016)
MA, English, Penn State University (2012)
BA, English and Government, Georgetown University (2010)
I defended my dissertation, "Poetics of Interruption: Media and Form in Twentieth-Century American Literature," in May 2016. "Poetics of Interruption" examines African American and American literature's engagement with other media. I also work on Caribbean literature and am especially interested in the place of Haiti and the Haitian Revolution in Caribbean and American literature. My article "Archival Impulses, Historical Anxieties: Preservation and Erasure in Philip K. Dick's Martian Time-Slip" appears in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 57.5 (2016). I also published an interview with John Keene--author of Annotations (New Directions, 1995), Seismosis (with artist Christopher Stackhouse, 1913 Press, 2006), Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015), and GRIND (with photographer Nicholas Muellner, forthcoming, 2016)--in Contemporary Literature 57.1 (Spring 2016). I have taught "What Is Literature?" as well as courses in women's writing, prison writing, technical writing, advanced writing in the humanities, first-year writing, and online first-year writing. This semester I'm excited to teach "The Black Radical Tradition" and an honors section of first-year writing focused on film studies: "Writing in/and/on Film."