Caribbean literature, Cuban studies, Venezuelan studies, critical theory, literature and science
Literature and Science
History of Ideas
History of Science
British Literature, Victorian Literature and Culture, Romanticism, South African Literature, Novel, Poetry, Literary Theory and Criticism, Philosophy, Intellectual History, Science, History of Science, Literature and Science, Mathematics and Literature, Law and Literature, Animal Studies
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
Literature and Medicine
Literature and Science
The Gothic Novel
Literature and science, 19th-century European literature, history of the life sciences, Individual ways of thinking, visual mental imagery, cognitive approaches to literature, metaphor, emotions
American Literature, Postmodern Fiction, Fiction After 9/11, Postmodern Theory, Transnational Literature and Politics, Literature and Science, Critical Theory, Poetry and Poetics, Multimodal Literature, and Literature of Immigration
Research interests include: weather and climate; early Canadian literature; 18th-century British literature; explorers’ journals; settlers’ writing; travel writing; literature and science; animal studies.
I’m a second-year PhD candidate with interests in the 20th-century American novel, science fiction, and other brands of speculative fiction. I’m also interested in the intersection of literature and science, as well as the new speculative developments in continental philosophy.In addition to my blog on science fiction and speculative theory, I also publish occasionally on my other blog: http://borrowingfromthefuture.blogspot.com/
Victorian literature, genre fiction, science in literature, science fiction, fantasy
Nineteenth-century literature and science, especially natural history and women’s writing. Currently working on the Medusa/medusa references in literature. Focusing at the moment on George Eliot and G. H. Lewes’ Sea-Side Studies and pre-Darwinian evolution. Have published an edition of Edwin Abbott’s Flatland. Also work on research methods, plagiarism and technical writing. Will be teaching a course on weeds and the ecology of vacant lots next year. And, of course, field bibliography. I index fests for MLA and some journals for ABELL. Recently, am helping editing and formatting lists for an Alice in Wonderland translation project.