I’ve been teaching for 13 years and counting, currently in GW’s University Writing Program (http://www.gwu.edu/~uwp/index.html) and UMBC’s English Department (http://www.umbc.edu/english/). I did my undergraduate work at the University of Delaware (English-Women’s Studies double major) and graduate work at GW. My interests include:
*19th and 20th century American literature and culture
*Film, adaptation, and intertextuality
*First-Year Writing pedagogy
Last year, I published my first book, ‘Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry’ (Ohio State UP), as well as an essay on Ralph Ellison in the collection ‘Hemingway and the Black Renaissance’ (Eds. Gary Holcomb & Charles Scruggs; Ohio State UP). Currently, I’m in the very early stages of a second book project—tentatively titled ‘Adapting Modernism’—that will explore how transmedia treatments of such works as ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ (Michael Cunningham novel), ‘The Waste Land’ (iPad app), and ‘As I Lay Dying’ (forthcoming film) employ collage, intertextuality, fluid gender constructions, and other modernist tendencies.
Speaking at the Library of Congress: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMMbj1JdXhI
Talking contingency and ‘road scholars’ on PBS NewsHour: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/jan-june13/makingsense_03-18.html