AboutI am a doctoral student at Southern Methodist University (SMU). My primary focus is on nineteenth-century American/ transatlantic literature, particularly that of Emily Dickinson, transcendentalists, and American women writers. My current book project, titled “‘The Art to Stun’: Emily Dickinson in Popular Culture,” examines Dickinson, her poems, and how perceptions of both change when adapted for use in tattoo narratives, social media, pop art, and theatrical/ cinematic productions.
EducationSouthern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Doctor of Philosophy, English 2021 (expected)
The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas
Master of Arts, English 2017
Bachelor of Arts, English Major, History Minor 2015
Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas
Associate of Arts, English 2011
Work Shared in CORE
Course material or learning objects
Other Publications“The Highest Calling: The Professorship.” The Little Orange Book II: Student Voices on Excellent Teaching, Tower Books. (forthcoming)
“Teaching Thoreau and the Common Core.” Thoreau Society Bulletin, (forthcoming)
“Emily Dickinson’s ‘’Twas warm — at first — like Us—’ (Fr614),” The Explicator, vol. 75, no. 4, 2017, pp. 248-51. doi:10.1080/00144940.2017.1382439
“Emily Dickinson’s ‘I’ve known a Heaven, like a Tent –’ (Fr257),” The Explicator, vol. 75, no. 2, 2017, pp. 125-28. (with Dr. Ann Beebe)
ProjectsWorking research for a monograph–“‘The Art to Stun Myself’: Symbolic Evolutions of Emily Dickinson’s ‘I’ Poems”–and studying how EDs poetic symbols transform from symbol to signifier in pop-art, tattoo narratives, social media, and cinematic/ theatrical adaptations.
Upcoming Talks and Conferences“‘I would not paint – a picture – ’: Symbolic
Representation of Dickinson’s ‘I’ Poems.”
Emily Dickinson International Society Critical
Institute, August 2018.
“Struggle as Catalyst and Catharsis in the Fiction
of Rebecca Harding Davis,” Society for the Study
of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Triennial
Conference, November 2018.
MembershipsModern Language Association
Emily Dickinson International Society
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Sigma Tau Delta
National Council of Teachers of English