Office: Morril 314
Education: PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Early modern literature
- Eighteenth-century literature (Samuel Johnson)
- The role of conversation in literature
- Classical and religious influences in literature
“The Eighth Day: Liturgical Elements in G. K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday.” Religion and Literature 54.1 (2022). (Forthcoming)
“The Conversation of Friendship in Julius Caesar.” In Critical Insights: Julius Caesar. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2022. (forthcoming)
“Coventry Patmore’s Divine Comedy: The Unknown Eros.” In Literature and Catholicism in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Vol. 2. Ed. David Torevell and Paul Rowan. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2022. (forthcoming)
“Dulce Domum: Conversation about Home and Homeland in The Wind in the Willows.” In Critical Insights: Patriotism. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2021. 160-78.
“Beauty in Shakespeare’s Othello.” In Critical Insights: Othello. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2021. 158-74.
“Learning in Wartime: Samuel Johnson and Spiritual Transcendence in The Vanity of Human Wishes.” In Critical Insights: Literature in Times of Crises. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2021. 62-79.
“‘We are perpetually moralists’: Samuel Johnson and Renaissance Epistemology.” Quidditas 40 (2019): 220–49.
“‘Even to the edge of doom’: The Power of Desdemona’s Love in Othello.” In Sing, Goddess: Essays on World Literature. Ed. Jarret Keene. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019. 63–69.
“Ben Jonson.” In Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature. Ed. Andrew Hadfield. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Selected Conference Presentations
“Talking Above the World: Samuel Johnson and the Conversation of Prayer.” Western Society of Eighteenth-century Studies. Tempe, AZ. 2019.
“‘Every man was more himself’: John Henry Newman, G. K. Chesterton, and the Grammar of Conversation.” Newman Association of America Conference. Atchison, KS. 2018
Managing Editor, The Ben Jonson Journal, 2016–Present
I am currently preparing a monograph tracing the role of conversation and dialogue in literary works spanning from the early modern period through the works of Jane Austen.