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. My book Mourning the Nation to Come, a comparative study of early national romances in North and South America, was published in 2019 by LSU Press. I have published on translation in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Prairie, the exhausting landscape of West Texas, the necropolitics of nationalism in North and South America, and the messianic national histories in The Book of Mormon (1830) and early LDS writings. I have two forthcoming essays, one on animal companionality in American frontier narratives that will appear in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment and another on teaching translation via videogames that is part of Teaching Games and Game Studies in the Literature Classroom.

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 (LSU, 2019) 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, Americanist Approaches to the Book of Mormon, and Papers of the James Fenimore Cooper Society. I also have forthcoming essays in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment and Teaching Games and Game Studies in the Literature Classroom.

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

Introduction to English Studies, an undergraduate course that provides an overview of the areas of study gathered together in the Rutgers-Camden Department of English and Communication. Students learn about the history, theory, and methods of literary analysis, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, communication, creative writing, film and digital studies. Assignments include short writings and exercises as well as exams.

Horror and Literature and Theory, a graduate seminar that examines a broad range of literary and cultural artifacts in an attempt to better understand how their authors use horror to explore their world or to imagine others. Students unpack the work of horror itself, its conventions, tropes, as well its intersection with theories of affect, gender and sexuality, race and indigeneity. The course focuses on the ways in which horror is deployed to manage threats of difference and disorder, an abjection of otherness that has served structures of discrimination as well as social critique.

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