AboutProfessor, Teacher, and Scholar dedicated to interrogating the profession of authorship, print & publishing culture, and editorial process in 19th-20th century American literature, as well as the works of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
EducationPh.D. Kent State University, English, 2015
Kenneth R. Pringle Dissertation Fellow
Primary Field: American Literature after 1900
Secondary Fields: Book History, Textual Editing, and Print Culture
M.A. Montana State University, English, 2010
B.A. Montana State University, English, 2008
summa cum laude
Work Shared in CORE
2019 “I’m Inclined to Believe: Editing Uncertainty in the Ending(s) to Nella Larsen’s Passing
.” South Atlantic Review
2017 “Alone and Alone: Defense, Justification, and Apology in Fitzgerald’s Late Prefaces.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Review
, vol. 15, pp. 51–71.
2017 “Breaking Forelegs: Hemingway’s Early Prefaces.” Hemingway Review
, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 65–82.
2017 “Nothing is Left but the Sky: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Booth Tarkington, and Midwestern Influence.” Midwestern Miscellany
vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 12–25.
2016 “Refusing the Serious: Authorial Resistance in Ring Lardner’s Prefaces for Scribner’s.” Authorship
, vol. 5, no. 2, 11pp. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21825/aj.v5i2.3877
2016 “‘At Last Everyone Had Something to Talk About’: Gloria’s War in Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned
.” Midwestern Miscellany
, vol. 44,
2015 “My Own Personal Public: Fitzgerald’s Table of Contents in Tales of the Jazz Age
.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Review
vol. 13, pp. 130–145.
2015 “Excuse the Preface: Hemingway’s Introductions for Other Writers.” Hemingway Review
, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 72–90.
2014 “Designed to Amuse: Hemingway’s The Torrents of Spring
and Intertextual Comedy.” MidAmerica
, vol. 41, pp. 11–22.
A Most Pleasant Business: Authorial Prefaces and American Writers since 1900
Upcoming Talks and Conferences2019 “That Memory: Textual (Dis)location in Bonnie Jo Campbell’s ‘Winter Life.’” Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL (January 3–6)
2018 “Foreign Born: Discovering John Herrmann’s Unpublished World War I Home Front Novel.” Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, East Lansing, MI (May 17–19), w/ Sara A. Kosiba, Steven Trout, and Patricia Oman
2018 “‘You better not think about it’: Hemingway’s Michigan Battleground.” Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Conference, East Lansing, MI (May 17–19)
MembershipsModern Language Association
American Literature Association
Ernest Hemingway Foundation & Society
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing