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 and have forthcoming work on exhausting landscapes, The Book of Mormon (1830) and early LDS writings, and digital pedagogy. I am a former First Book Institute fellow at the Center for American Literary Studies at Pennsylvania State University and am currently working on my manuscript "Mourning the Nation to Come: The Scryptural Economy of Post-Revolutionary American Literatures," a comparative study of early national romances in North and South America.

research

"A loom in the Musée du Textile in Cholet, France." by sethoscope

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 current book manuscript "Mourning the Nation to Come: The Scryptural Economy of Post-Revolutionary American Literatures" focuses on the early national period in American letters, using a comparative scope that considers how literature participated in or responded to the shifting political affiliations in both North and South America. I have published in Papers of the James Fenimore Cooper Society, and have forthcoming chapters in Lone Star Rhetoric (University of Illinois Press), Americanist Approaches to the Book of Mormon (Oxford University Press), and Networked Humanities (Parlor Press).

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

teaching

"relation" by Chris Marquardt

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.

Upcoming courses, Fall 2017

Women and Speculative Fiction, a study of the ways in which speculative genres such as fantasy, utopian and dystopian literature, and science fiction have taken as their focus gender identity and in particular the construction and policing of the idea of femininity or womanhood.
My Favorite Books, a senior capstone course in which students will think critically about their relationship to literature and the work of reading. Students will curate their own reading list out of their favorite books across a variety of genres. As we work through these books we will be thinking about popular genres and pleasure, as well as building a critical vocabulary connecting the things we do to the things we like to do.

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