about

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I am an Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers University – Camden where I teach early national American literature, literary theory, and popular literary genres. My research focuses on narrative theory, affect, and community in American literatures. I have published on translation in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Prairie, the exhausting landscape of West Texas, and the necropolitics of nationalism in North and South America. I have forthcoming work on slow reading and literary networks in the classroom, as well as the messianic national histories in The Book of Mormon (1830) and early LDS writings. I am a former First Book Institute fellow at the Center for American Literary Studies at Pennsylvania State University. My book Mourning the Nation to Come, a comparative study of early national romances in North and South America, will be published in 2019 by LSU Press.

research

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My research interests are varied, but primarily focused at the interstices of narrative, language, affect, and translation theories. I am particularly interested in how these areas help us think through the quandary of relation, both between and within the human as well as the nonhuman, which for me includes both the world of objects as well as those whose humanity has been disavowed.

My book Mourning the Nation to Come: Creole Nativism in Nineteenth-Century American Literatures focuses on the early national period in American letters, using a comparative method that considers how the historical romance in poetry and prose participated in or responded to the shifting political affiliations in both North and South America. I have published in Early American Literature, Inventing Place: Writing Lone Star Rhetorics, Networked Humanities, and Papers of the James Fenimore Cooper Society. I also have a chapter in the forthcoming collection Americanist Approaches to the Book of Mormon (Oxford University Press, 2019)

My research languages are English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

teaching

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I teach courses on American Literature, from colonial and early national women's writings to comprehensive surveys up to the twenty-first century. I also teach what I call "affective genres," genres of writing that are defined by a provocative and intimate relation to the reader, such as horror or the fantastic.

Current Courses

American Horror Story, a seminar in the honors college at Rutgers-Camden, offers students a way to think about how horror grounds (and unsettles) ideas of self in order to understand how negative emotions like fear and disgust organize our world (even as they undermine our confidence in it). Students will be taught how to analyze and compare a diverse range of artifacts, from novels and poetry to comics and video games, using the tools of media-specific analysis.

From Posthumanism to the Nonhuman in Theory and Literature, a graduate seminar in the English MA program. Moving from theories of technological and biological hybridity to nonhuman rhetorics, this seminar studies the ways that contemporary theorists and creative writers think beyond the human. From monsters to machines to mushrooms, we will be reading and thinking with criticism and theory as well as creative work like literature and music that revise traditional notions of being and being-in-relation.

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