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I am a professor of English, department chairperson, and coordinator of my institution’s certificate in Digital Studies. I am currently at work on a documentary digital edition of the works of the eighteenth-century dramatist, author, poet, and critic Charles Gildon that aims to make corrected, accurate editions of his drama, fiction, poetry, and criticism more readily available.


Ph.D. in English, University of Iowa
M.A. in English, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A. in English, University of Illinois at Chicago


Review of Irony and Earnestness in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Dimensions of Satire and Solemnity by Shane Herron. Eighteenth-Century Fiction. 35.2 (2023).

“Reason and Revelation in the Fiction of Charles Gildon.” The Ways of Fiction: New Essays on the Literary Cultures of the Eighteenth Century. Ed. Nicholas J. Crowe. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.

“20X20: Using Pecha Kucha to Teach Genre.” WIC Newsletter. Salem State University. April 25, 2017. (×20-using-pecha-kucha-to-teach-genre/)

Entries summarizing and describing the following works for the Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820 (Forthcoming in 2024)

  • Charles Gildon, The New Metamorphosis; or, the Pleasant Transformation (1708)

  • Charles Gildon, The Golden Spy: or, A Political Journal of the British Nights Entertainments of War and Politicks (1709)

  • Charles Gildon, The Post-Man Robb’d of his Mail, or the Packet Broke Open (1692-3).

  • Mary Hays, Memoirs of Emma Courtney (1796)

“Object Narratives.” Entry for The Encyclopedia of British Literature, 1660-1789. Ed. Gary Day and Jack Lynch. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell. 2015.

Review of Defoe’s Footprints: Essays in Honor of Maximillian E. Novak, ed. Robert M. Maniquis and Carl Fisher. Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries. 3.1 (2011). Web.

“Building the Wall: Crusoe and the Other.” Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries. 2.1 (2010).

“Talking Coins and Thinking Smoke-Jacks: Satirizing Materialism in Gildon and Sterne.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction. 22.2 (2009). Print

“Electronic Databases and Student Research: Opportunities and Responsibilities.” ASpect May 2009. Web.

“Unruly Things.” The Sextant 17.1 (2009): 11-16. Print.

“Materialism, Feminism, and Mary Hays’s Memoirs of Emma Courtney.” European Romantic Review 18.4 (2007): 521-540.

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