Ph.D., M.A. Princeton University
B.A. Middlebury College
A chance encounter in the library stacks with a bound volume of Others: A Magazine of the New Verse precipitated my career-long interest in modernist magazines. I have published books and articles on modern periodicals, poetry, and pedagogy, including The Little Magazine ‘Others' and the Renovation of Modern American Poetry (Ashgate 2006) and Little Magazines and Modernism: new approaches, co-edited with Adam McKible (Ashgate 2007). Several recent articles are products of collaborations with students at Davidson College, who also contribute to the ongoing expansion of the website, Index of Modernist Magazines.
My current scholarly projects include co-editing a special Harlem Renaissance edition of Modernism/Modernity; collaborating with students on a study of racial silencing in the little magazine Contempo; and investigating Mina Loy's migration from Italian Futurism to New York Dada.
I teach courses in modern poetry, modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, word-art, and digital writing. My pedagogy is interdisciplinary and collaborative, as reflected in my affiliations with Africana Studies, Digital Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Global Literary Theory, the Humanities Program, and the Writing Program.
WRI 101: Building Stories
ENG 110: Media & Community
HUM 161: Cultures & Civilizations
ENG 220: Literary Analysis
ENG 260: British Literature, 1800 to the present
ENG 294: Introduction to Modernism ("Modernism & the Cities" and "New York Moderns")
ENG 372: British Fiction from Dickens to the Present ("The Lyrical Novel")
ENG 373: Transatlantic Poetries
ENG 387: Modern American Poetry
ENG 393: Word-Art
ENG 473: Picturing Texts, Making Media
ENG 473: Modernism, Magazines, & Media