I am a scholar of contemporary literature, queer studies, affect, and experimental writing. Currently, I am Assistant Professor of English and Graduate Coordinator at SUNY Cortland. I am the author of Queer Experimental Literature: The Affective Politics of Bad Reading
(Palgrave, 2017) and co-editor of After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory, and Sexuality in the 21st Century
(Cambridge, 2019). I guest edited “Lively Words: The Politics and Poetics of Experimental Writing,” a special issue College Literature
46.1 (2019). My work has appeared or are forthcoming in venues such as GLQ, Mosaic, American Literature in Transition, 1980-1990, Postmodern Culture, Stanford Arcade,
and The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In
Queer Experimental Literature: The Affective Politics of Bad Reading
. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Published in the Palgrave Studies in Affect Theory and Literary Criticism Series
, edited by Adam Frank and Joel Faflak. Paperback edition published in 2019.
After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory, and Sexuality in the 21st Century,
- To download the Preface and Introduction to Queer Experimental Literature, click here.
co-edited with E.L. McCallum, Cambridge University Press, 2019.
“Lively Words: The Politics and Poetics of Experimental Writing,”
special issue of College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
vol. 46, no. 1, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.
Articles and Essays
“Inchoate Kinship: Psychoanalytic Narrative and Queer Relationality in Are You My Mother?
” The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In,
edited by Janine Utell, University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming.
“The Promise of Experimental Writing,” College Literature
vol. 46, no. 1, 2019, 1-31.
“The Sonic Politics of Black Experimentalism: Critical Forum Introduction,
” College Literature
vol. 46, no. 1,
“Thinking Sideways, or An Untoward Genealogy of Queer Reading,” with E.L. McCallum. After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory, and Sexuality in the 21st Century
, Cambridge University Press, 2019.
“Bad Reading: The Affective Relations of Queer Experimental Literature After AIDS,
” Queers Read This: LGBTQ Literature Now,
a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
, edited by Ramzi Fawaz and Shante Paradigm Smalls,
vol. 23, no. 2-3, 2018, pp. 189-212.
“Literature in an Age of Plague: The AIDS Epidemic.” American Literature in Transition, 1980-1990
, edited by D. Quentin Miller, Cambridge University Press, 2017, pp. 239-55.
“Queer Exuberance: The Politics of Affect in Jeanette Winterson’s Visceral Fiction,” Mosaic
, vol. 48, no. 1, 2015, pp. 183-200.
“Critical Immodesty and Other Grammars for Aesthetic Agency,” We, Reading, Now
, a special colloquy of Stanford Arcade
, edited by Julie Orlemanski and Dalglish Chew, 2015.
“Permeable We!”: Affect and the Ethics of Intersubjectivity in Eve Sedgwick’s A Dialogue on Love.”
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, vol. 19, no. 1, 2012, pp. 79-110.
Review of Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission
by Kevin Ohi, Journal of the History of Sexuality
, vol. 27, no. 1, 2018, pp. 178-80.
Review of Education Out of Bounds: Reimagining Cultural Studies in a Posthuman Age
by Tyson E. Lewis and Richard Kahn, symplokē,
vol. 19, vol.
1-2, 2012, pp. 392-395.
“How to Do History with Pleasure.”
Review of Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories
by Elizabeth Freeman, Postmodern Culture,
vol. 22, no. 1, 2011.
Review of Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality
by Dwight A. McBride, College Literature,
vol. 33, no. 4, 2006, pp. 223-25.