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Distinguished University Professor and Chair of English, Widener University

Editor, The Space Between:  Literature and Culture, 1914–1945

Modernism, Narrative, Narrative Theory, Life Writing, Gender, Sexuality, Women’s Studies, Mentoring, Pedagogy, Scholarly Communication / Publishing


PhD, English and 20th Century Studies, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2003


Engagements with Narrative (2015, Routledge); James Joyce and the Revolt of Love: Marriage, Adultery, Desire (2010, Palgrave Macmillan); articles in Journal of Modern Literature, Life Writing, College Literature, James Joyce Quarterly.

Under contract:  “Literary Couples and 20th Century Life Writing” (Bloomsbury Academic); “Options for Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing” (MLA); “The Comics of Alison Bechdel” (U of Mississippi P).


Modern Language Association

Modernist Studies Association

The Space Between Society

International Society for the Study of Narrative

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