Office: Morrill 411
Education: PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- 18th-century British Literature
- Renaissance Literature
- Conversation and dialogue in literature (especially short stories)
- Classical and biblical influences on 19th- and 20th-century literature
- Religion, theology, and literature
“The Search for Sunday: Liturgical Elements in The Man Who Was Thursday.” Religion and Literature (forthcoming, 2021)
“Jefferson as Reader and Writer.” In Thomas Jefferson: Critical Insights. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Pasadena, Salem Press. 2020. 21-32.
“‘We are perpetually moralists’: Samuel Johnson and Renaissance Epistemology.” Quidditas 20 (2019): 220-49.
“‘Even to the edge of doom’: The Power of Desdemona’s Love in Othello.” In Sing Goddess: Essays in 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 working on an essay exploring the influence of Dante’s Divine Comedy on Coventry Patmore’s The Unknown Eros. Other works include an essay on the Trinitarian nature of conversation in Hannah More’s The Bas Bleu, or Conversation and an essay on Samuel Johnson’s Easter meditations.