jazz studies music & literature African American Studies
My teaching centers upon English literature of the 16th and 17th century, especially the drama of Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson and the poetry of Spenser and Milton, but I also frequently teach the intersection of that literary archive with political philosophy, metaphysics, medical writing, affect theory, eco-materialism, queer theory and psychoanalysis. In a separate stream of writing and thinking, I work on musical subculture and performance. When I’m not doing those things, I also make electronic music with my partner in a group called Matmos and by myself as The Soft Pink Truth.
African American Literature, American Literatures, Chicana/o Literature, Film and Jazz, LGBTQ* Literature, Migrant Literature, and Southwestern Literature.
Professor, Teacher, and Scholar dedicated to interrogating the profession of authorship, print & publishing culture, and editorial process in 19th-20th century American literature, as well as the works of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
French Studies, Francophone Studies
Film History, Visual Culture, Trauma/Collective Memory Studies, Violence, Witness Literature, Childhood Studies
French Literature, Renaissance Studies, Ecocriticism, Environmental Humanities
Medical Humanities, Illness Narratives, Disability Studies, Cinema Studies, Comparative Literature, Critical Caribbean Studies, Phenomenology