Graduate Teaching Assistant
M.A., English, Ohio University, 2012.
B.A., English literature, History, & Philosophy, Concord University, 2012.
Research Interests:Early American literature, the American West, Ecocriticism, John Steinbeck
Secondary Research Interests:American Modernism, Dark Romanticism, Film, Herman Melville, Cormac McCarthy
Selected articles:“The Social Mind: John Elof Boodin’s Influence on John Steinbeck’s Phalanx Fiction: 1935-1942.” The Steinbeck Review 10.1 (Spring 2013): Upcoming.
“How This World is Given to Lying!”: Orson Welles’s Deconstruction of Traditional Historiographies in Chimes at Midnight. Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference 4 (2013): 80-94.
Selected Conference Presentations:Waiting for Lefty: Re-Reading In Dubious Battle through Clifford Odets’s Drama.” The International Steinbeck Conference, San Jose, CA. May 2, 2013.
“’All the Horses Share a Common Soul’: Myth, Identity, & Deep Ecology in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses and John Steinbeck’s To a God Unknown. All the Pretty Horses: the Cormac McCarthy Society’s 20th Anniversary Conference. Berea, KY. March 7, 2013.
“’’How this World is Given to Lying!’: Orson Welles’s Deconstruction of Traditional Historiographies in Chimes at Midnight.” Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference. Michigan State University. November 1, 2011.
“A New World Order: Nihilism and Cultural Politics in Grigori Kosintsev’s Korol Lir.” Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Athens, OH, October 2009.
WVU Courses Taught:English 101: Composition & Rhetoric 1
English 102: Composition & Rhetoric 2
Professional Memberships:The John Steinbeck Society of America
The Cormac McCarthy Society