I specialize in the Victorian novel, literature and philosophy, gender and sexuality, and psychoanalysis. My first book, Bad Logic: Reasoning about Desire in the Victorian Novel, was published by Johns Hopkins UP in Spring 2018.


PhD, English, Columbia University, 2013

MA, English, University of Toronto, 2008

BA, English and Philosophy, McGill University, 2006


“Thomas Hardy’s Groundwork,” forthcoming in PMLA

“Revolutions of the Ordinary: Victorian Studies and the Turn to Ordinary Language,” Victorian Literature and Culture,” 2019

Bad Logic: Reasoning about Desire in the Victorian Novel, Johns Hopkins UP, 2018

“Let Them Be: Dickens’s Stupid Politics,” Dickens Studies Annual, 2015

“George Eliot’s Vagueness,” Victorian Studies, 2014

“Because I Do: Trollope, Tautology, and Desire,” ELH, 2013

Blog Posts


    “The Grounds of the Novel,” book manuscript in progress

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Olive Schreiner and the Underground of the Novel,” NAVSA, Oct 2019

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