- Eighteenth-century British literature
- Poetry and poetics
- Cognitive approaches to literature
British Literature of the Long 18th Century, Poetry and Poetics, Satire and Comedy, Cognitive Approaches to Literature.
My book Poetry of Attention in the Eighteenth Century
was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012. I've published essays in Modern Philology
, Studies in English Literature
, and the Blackwell Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry
. I am currently working on a new project about science and poetry.
Recent or new topical courses: "
Literature and Empire in the British 18th Century," "The Invention of the Tourist in 18th-Century Travel Writing," and "Masquerade, Madness, and the Modern Self"
Senior project interests:
I'm happy to direct or read for projects on any aspect of 18th-century literature as well as projects that focus more broadly on poetry and poetics; the history of the novel; satire; comedy; early women and laboring-class writers; cognitive or other psychological perspectives on literature; science and literature; writing in the disciplines; Britain and British-ness