Areas of Interest
Selected Publications and Presentations
Reading Victorian Schoolrooms: Childhood and Education in Nineteenth-Century Fiction. New York: Routledge. Forthcoming Fall 2007
“The Masquerader in the Garden: Gender and the Body in Angela Carter’s The Magic Toyshop.” Women’s Studies 36 (2007): 1-22.
“English ‘Sheiks’ and Arab Stereotypes: E. M. Hull, T. E. Lawrence, and the Imperial Masquerade.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 48:2 (Summer 2006): 170-185.
“Oral Narrative and Ojibwa Story Cycles in Louise Erdrich’s The Birchbark House and The Game of Silence.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 31:1(Spring 2006): 27-39.
“Death by Learning: Zymosis and the Perils of School in E. J. May’s Dashwood Priory.” Children’s Literature. 33 (2005): 1-19.
“The Education of Bronte’s New Nouvelle Heloise in Shirley.” SEL: Studies in English Literature 44: 4 (Autumn 2004): 779-803.
“Distraction and Destruction in Back to Baghdad: Images of Iraq in a Current Videogame.” The Children’s Literature Association Conference, Newport News, VA, June 16, 2007.
“The Schoolmaster’s Nightmare: Linear and Errant Trains of Thought in Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend.” The Northeastern Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA, March 4, 2006.
“Reading the Labyrinth: Anonymity and the Urban Professional in The Sign of the Four.” The Northeastern Modern Language Association Convention, Cambridge, MA, March 31-April 2, 2005.