Coordinator of English Honors
PhD, Vanderbilt University
Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Continental Philosophy
- Animals in Art
Recent Upper Division & Graduate Courses Taught
- Blake, Thelwall, and English Radicals
- Jack the Ripper
- Scary Novels
Fox. London: Reaktion, 2006.
"Lord Egremont's Dogs: The Cynosure of Turner's Petworth Landscapes," ELH 73 (2006) 855-883.
City of Health, Fields of Disease: Revolution in the Poetry, Philosophy, and Medicine of Romanticism. Ashgate, 2004.
Honors & Offices
- Director, English Honors Program
- Visiting Fellow, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge; Easter Term 2000
Current Research & Projects
Current research involves two related topics. The first focuses the images of dogs in literature and painting from 1670 to 1840. The second project focuses on the cultural reception of foxes in naturalist writing, myths and folklore, consumerism, and, of course, in the development of foxhunting.