• Elliott Professor of English

    Morton 115
    (434) 223-6245



Ph.D., Indiana University, 1999
M.A., Indiana University, 1993
B.A., Williams College, 1989

Teaching Interests

The History of Authorship and Book History

The English Novel

Jonathan Swift

British Literature, especially 1700-1900

Religion and Literature

Most Recent Publications

Robinson Crusoe, ed. Broadview Press: 2010. (Modernized edition, 2014).
"Pope's Phantom Moore: Plagiarism and the Pseudonymous Imprint." Producing the Eighteenth-Century Book: Writers and Publishers in England, 1650-1800. Ed. Laura L. Runge and Pat Rogers. University of Delaware Press. 2010

"Philip Larkin: 'This Be the Verse.'" The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Present. New York: Facts on File, Ed. James Persoon and Robert R. Watson. 2009

"The Injured Lady, the Deluded Man, and the Infamous Creature: Swift and the 1707 Act of Union." Anglo-Irish Identities, 1571-1845. Ed. Jill Bradbury and David Valone. Bucknell University Press, 2008

"A Just and Authentic Relation: Solitude, Sodomy, and Print Culture in the Narrative of the Marooned Dutchman." The Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation. Summer 2004

"Teaching in the Space of Blackboard."  Co-authored with Sarah Hardy. Computers and Composition On-line. Spring 2003

Books in Progress

Eighteenth-Century Satire: An Anthology. Co-edited with Nicholas Nace. Under contract with Broadview Press.

Teaching Modern British and American Satire. Co-edited with Nicholas Nace. Under development with the Modern Language Association.

Honors & Awards

Mayers Fellowship, The Huntington Library, July 2014

Elliott Associate Professorship, 2008-2011

The Cabell Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2011

The Bortz Award for Teaching with Technology, 2004 

Clark Library/Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies Short-Term Fellowship, The William Andrews Clark Library, June 2005

American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Fellowship, The Newberry Library, November 2004

Mayers Fellowship, The Huntington Library, May-July 2004

NEH Summer Seminar Fellowship. "Anglo-Irish Identities, 1600-1800." Directed by Christopher Fox. Notre Dame Keough Center for Irish Studies. June-July 2003

Indiana University Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship, 1997-1998


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