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- PhD, Queen's University (2003)
- MA, Queen's University (1994)
- BA (with distinction), University of Victoria (1993)
Key Research Interests
- 19th-Century American Literature and Culture
- Comics Studies
- Popular Culture
- 'Somewhat on the Community-System': Fourierism in the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Routledge, 2005.
Articles and Book Chapters
- "Rubber." Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment. Ed. Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel, and Patricia Yaeger. Fordham UP, 2017.
- "The Devil in the Slum: American Urban Gothic." American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion. Ed. Joel Faflak and Jason Haslam. Edinburgh UP, 2016.
- "'More than a Parchment Three-Pence': Crises of Value in Hawthorne's 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux." PMLA 126.2 (2011).
- “The Sea Cook’s Wife: Evocations of Slavery in Treasure Island.” Children’s Literature 38 (2010).
- "'That Mouse's Shadow': The Canonization of Spiegelman's Maus." The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts. Ed. Paul Williams and James Lyons. UP of Mississippi, 2010.
- "Cosmopolitan Detachment in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘Prophetic Pictures.’” ESQ 53:1 (2007).
- “‘Well Intended Liberal Slop’: Allegories of Race in Art Spiegelman’s Maus.” Journal of American Studies 40:3 (2006).
- "Mike Harris Saved From Drowning." Exile: The Literary Quarterly 22:3 (Fall 1998).
Current and Recent Courses
- English 4251: American Literature to 1880
- English 4101: Critical Theory II
- English 3843: Introduction to Comics
- English 3260: American Drama
- English 2850: What is Film?
- English 2216: American Literature, 1776-1865
- English 2214: 19th-Century American Fiction
- Communication Studies 2000: Critical Approaches to Popular Culture
- English 1101: Critical Reading and Writing (Fiction)
- English 7063: Chasing His Hat: The Films of the Coen Brothers
- English 7061: Art in the Whirlwind: Literary and Cultural Representations of Catastrophe
- English 7058: Representations of the American City, 1790-1915
- English 7062: Studies in Graphic Narrative
- English 7060: Nineteenth-Century American Literary “Classics” on Film