Dean, College of Humanities, Sciences, & Business, Converse University (Formerly Converse College), 2019-Present
Professor of English, Converse College, 2019-Present
Anne Morrison Chapman Distinguished Professor of International Study, Converse College, 2011-2019
Associate Professor of English, Converse College, 2012-2019
Assistant Professor of English, Converse College, 2007-2012
Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006-2007
Ph. D. in English, The University of California, Los Angeles, 2006.
M. A. in English, The Pennsylvania State University, 1998.
B.A. in English, The Pennsylvania State University, 1995.
“‘I Was Gone Again’: Disintegration, Fragmentation, and the Recovery of Nicole Warren Diver in Tender Is the Night” in The New Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Edited by Michael Nowlin. New York: Cambridge UP, forthcoming 2022.
“Introduction.” Save Me the Waltz, by Zelda Fitzgerald. Edited by Kate MacDonald. London: Handheld Press, 2019. Vii-xxviii.
“Reading The Waste Land with the #MeToo Generation: Boundaries,” Edited by Megan Quigley. Modernism/modernity vol. 4, cycle 1, March 4, 2019.
“Paterson: An Epic in Four or Five or Six Parts” in The Cambridge Companion to William Carlos Williams. Edited by Christopher MacGowan. New York: Cambridge UP, 2016. 101-114.
“‘For Having Slept Much the Dead Have Grown Strong’: Emanuel Carnevali and William Carlos Williams,” William Carlos Williams Review vol. 30, No. 1-2, Spring-Fall 2013. 137-158.
“‘The eternal bride and father—quid pro quo’: William Carlos Williams, Marcia Nardi and Paterson,” The Heritages of William Carlos Williams: Points of Contact. Edited by Ian D. Copestake. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007. 80-100.
“‘Dear EzzROAR,’ ‘Dear Anthill’: Ezra Pound, George Antheil and the Complications of Patronage,” in Music and Literary Modernism—Critical Essays and Comparative Studies. Edited by Robert McParland. New York: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006. 66-86.
Reference Articles, Review Essays, and Other Writing
“Elizabeth Warren Was the Ideal Candidate” The Guardian, Sunday, March 8, 2020.
Rev. of Scholarly Adventures in Digital Humanities: The Making of the Modernist Archives Publishing Project by Claire Battershill, Helen Southworth, Alice Staveley, Michael Widner, Elizabeth Willson Gordon, and Nicola Wilson (Springer, 2017): The Space Between vol 14, 2018.
“Donna Tartt (1963 – ).” Dictionary of Literary Biography. Edited by George Parker Anderson. Vol 382, Gale (2018), 286-293.
Contributing editor for Contemporary Literary Criticism Yearbook 2014. Gale: New York, 2015.
Rev. of Holding On Upside Down by Linda Leavell (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013): The Antioch Review, Spring 2015.
“George Antheil.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Ed. Stephen Ross. New York: Routledge, 2016.
“The Cantos by Ezra Pound.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Ed. Stephen Ross. New York: Routledge, 2016.
“T. S. Eliot.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Ed. Stephen Ross. New York: Routledge, 2016.
“F. Scott Fitzgerald.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Ed. Stephen Ross. New York: Routledge, 2016.
“Zelda Fitzgerald.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Ed. Stephen Ross. New York: Routledge, 2016.
“Ezra Pound.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Ed. Stephen Ross. New York: Routledge, 2016.
“The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Ed. Stephen Ross. New York: Routledge, 2016.
“Walt Whitman.” Encyclopedia of Populism. Edited by Elizabeth Demers and Alexandra Kimbrell. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2014, vol 2 804–807.
Rev. of The Cambridge Introduction to Ezra Pound by Ira B. Nadel (Cambridge UP, 2007) The William Carlos Williams Review vol 29 no2 (Fall 2009) 208-210.
Rev. of Pop Modernism: Noise and the Reinvention of the Everydayby Juan A. Suarez (University of Illinois Press, 2007): Time Present: The Newsletter of the T. S. Eliot Society, 67 (Spring 2009).
Rev. of Wisdom of Two: The Spiritual and Literary Collaboration of George and W. B Yeats, by Margaret Mills Harper (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006): Women’s Studies, 37.3 (2008).
“The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner.” Literature and Its Times 6. Edited by Joyce Moss. Detroit: Gale Group, 2002, 417-428.
“The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.” Literature and Its Times 6. Edited by Joyce Moss. Detroit: Gale Group, 2002, 439-447.
“The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot.” World Literature and Its Times 4: British and Irish Literature and Its Times. Edited by Joyce Moss. Detroit: Gale Group, 2001, 529-540.
Rev. of “James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’: A Musical.” Echo: A Music-Centered Journal vol.2, No.2, Fall 2000 www.echo.ucla.edu [Review of the Tony-nominated Broadway adaptation of Joyce’s short story].
Interviews & Public Professoriate
Interview with Michael Farris Smith, Nick, Hub-City Book Store 10 June 2021.
Interview with Denise Kiernan, We Gather Together, Hub-City Book Store 1 Dec 2020.
Interview with Denise Kieran, Hub-City Book Store event for The Last Castle, 3 October 2017.
Interview with Naomi Novik, Spartanburg Public Library, SpartanCon. 16 September 2017.
Interview with Sandra Brown, Spartanburg Public Library, 16 August 2017.
“Writers at Work: An evening with Denise Kiernan & Joe D’Agnese,” Discussion moderator & facilitator, The Writing Show. 2 March 2016.
Interview with Scott Hawkins, Spartanburg Public Library, SpartanCon. 14 May 2016.
“The Art of the Short Story,” Discussion moderator & facilitator, The Writing Show. 14 January 2016.
Interview with Lisa Wingate, Spartanburg Public Library Fall for Reading series, 17 September 2015.
Interview with Pierce Brown, Spartanburg Public Library SpartanCon 2.0, 9 May 2015.
Interview with Smith Henderson, Spartanburg Public Library Fall For Reading series, 13 November 2014.
Interview with Chris Bohjalian, Spartanburg Public Library Fall for Reading series, 7 November 2013.
Parr, Chris. “Walls and Boundaries.” The Times Higher Education. 20 December 2012.
Interview with Sebastian Junger, Spartanburg Public Library Fall for Reading series, 7 November 2012.
Clark, Anna. “How Toni Morrison’s Beloved Is Taught in Schools.” The Daily Beast, 4 October 2012.
Golden, Serena. “Tweetup at the MLA.” Inside Higher Education. January 4, 2010.
Conferences & Presentations
Panelist: Tender is the Night, Fitzgerald Pandemic Series #5, Hosted by Gatsby in Connecticut, 18 September, 2020.
“Lo-Fi Modernism: Networks.” Modernist Studies Association, Toronto, ON 17-20 Oct 2019.
“Negro Mammies and Apache Invectives: Nascent (and Problematic) Transatlantic Feminism in Zelda Fitzgerald’s Save Me the Waltz.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference. Toulouse, FR 24-28 June 2019.
“Who is the Third Who Walks Always Beside You: Messy Modernism and The Waste Land.” Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Columbus OH, 8-11 Nov 2018.
“Reading The Waste Land with the #MeToo Generation” T. S. Eliot Society Conference. Atlanta, GA, 21 Sept 2018.
“Quantifying Modern Poetry: A Roundtable,” Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Amsterdam, NL 10-13 August, 2017.
“Accessibility & Digital Environments,” (week long course) Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, 13-17 June 2016, 5-9 June 2017, 11-15 June 2018, 10-14 June 2019.
“Masks, Unmaskings, and Masquerades,” Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA 17-21 November, 2016.
“Modernist Revolutions in Digital Realism,” Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA 19-22 November, 2015.
Preconference Workshop & Organizer: Accessibility in Digital Environments,” DHSI, Victoria, British Columbia, 7 June, 2015.
Preconference Workshop Organizer & Leader: “#MSA16: Modernism & Social Media,” Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA 6-9 November, 2014.
Keynote Speaker: “Veering Left: Or Practice Doesn’t Always Make Perfect,” NJEDge Faculty Best Practices Showcase, Linton, NJ, 27-28 March, 2014.
“Digital Williams: Multiplicities, composition and decomposition,” Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 9-12 January, 2014.
“Everyday Technology–Teaching Modernism and Digital Media” Roundtable presenter, Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Sussex England, 29 August-1 September, 2013.
“Making Spectacles of Ourselves: Modernism and Social Media” Roundtable organizer and presenter, Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 18-21 October 2012.
“The Erotics of Literary Collaboration” Seminar co-organized and chaired with Sam See (Yale University), Modernist Studies Association Annual Convention, Buffalo, NY, 6-9 October 2011.
The Humanities and Technology Unconference: Liberal Arts Colleges (THATCamp LAC), (Un)Conference organizer and participant, La Pere, WI, 4-5 June 2011.
“The Open Professoriate: Public Intellectuals on the Social Web,” Modern Languages Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA 6-9 January 2011.
“William Carlos Williams and the ‘Radiant Gist’ of Science,” Panel Chair and Organizer, Modern Languages Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA 6-9 January 2011.
“‘Plagiarism Begins at Home’: The Textual Intimacies of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald,” Modern Studies Association Annual Convention, Victoria, British Columbia, November 11-14, 2010.
“Who is the third who walks always beside you?”: Complexities of Authorship in The Waste Land,” T. S. Eliot Society 30th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, September 25–27, 2009.
“William Carlos Williams, the Beats and the San Francisco Scene,” Panel Chair and Organizer, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, December 27-30, 2008.
“Virgin Womb(s) of the Imagination: James Joyce and the Erotics of Authorship,” Twenty-First Annual James Joyce International Symposium, Tours, France, June 15-21, 2008.
“William Carlos Williams and Company,” Panel Chair and Organizer, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, December 27-30, 2007.
“’What is there but love that stares death in the eye?’: The Multiple Roots of Paterson’s Cress,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, December 27-30, 2006.
“‘I have mummy truths to tell’: The Yeatses’ Collaborative Vision” presented at the “Occult Modernisms” seminar; “Speed Modernism: Technology, Perception, Texts,” Panel Moderator, Modernist Studies Association 8th Annual Conference, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 19-22, 2006.
“Whither Irish Studies?” Roundtable Panelist, Southern California Irish Studies Colloquium, University of California, Irvine, October 8, 2005.
“‘The eternal bride and father—quid pro quo’: William Carlos Williams, Marcia Nardi and Paterson,” William Carlos Williams Society, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, July 27-29, 2005.
“Who is the third who walks always beside you: The Waste Land(1922),” Americanist Research Colloquium, UCLA, February 19, 2004.
“These Fragments I Have Shorn Against My Ruins: Editing The Waste Land,” Society for Textual Scholarship, City University of New York, April 18-21, 2001.
“Beyond the Pale: Corporeal Significance in Joseph Conrad’s Nigger of the Narcissus,” Southland Conference, UCLA, April 28, 2000.
“Ezra Pound, George Antheil, Mary Curtis Bok and the Politics of Patronage” The Sociomaterial Turn: Excavating Modernism, University of Tulsa, March 5-8, 1998.
English 101: Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
English 101SL: Service Learning Version of Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
English 102: Introduction to Literary Types
English 125: First Year Seminar: Women Talking, Women Writing: Contemporary American Women’s Fiction
English 125: First Year Seminar: Things That Go Bump in the Night
English 199H: Honors Directed Independent Student: James Joyce’s Ulysses
English 203: Survey of American Literature Beginnings-1865
English 204: Survey of American Literature 1865-Present
English 280: Am I Blue?
English 299H: What is Hip? The Aesthetics of Cool (team-taught w/ Dr. Christopher Vaneman, Musicology)
English 350-550: 19th Century American Literature
English 350: Transcendentalism (team-taught w/ Dr. Kevin DeLapp, Philosophy)
English 360/560: The Jazz Age & the Writings of F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald (January term)
English 360/560: 20th Century British and Anglophone Fiction
English 360-560: 20th Century American Novel
English 361/561: The Contemporary American Novel
English 365/565: 20th Century Poetry (Transatlantic)
English 365/565: 20th Century Poetry (American)
English 370/570: 20th Century Women Writers
English 370/570: Contemporary American Women’s Fiction
English 370/570: Contemporary African-American Women’s Fiction
English 380: Special Topics—Literary Cuba (Study Travel: Cuba)
English 380: Special Topics—Literary London (Study Travel: England)
English 380: Special Topics—Ecocriticism & Adventure Tourism (Study Travel: Costa Rica)
English 380/580: Special Topics—Irish Literature (Study Travel: Ireland)
English 380/580: Special Topics—Popular American Literature
Engilsh 380/580: Special Topics—Americans in Paris (Study Travel Paris)
English 380/580: Special Topics—African-American Literature
English 380/580: Special Topics—English and Economics (team-taught with Dr. Madelyn Young Economics)
English 496: Capstone Course for English Majors
Student Success Seminar 101
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (Member, 2019- ; Board of Directors, 2020-)
MSA (Member 2006- ; Executive Board Membership & Elections Chair, 2017-2020)
William Carlos Williams Society (Secretary/Treasurer 2007-09; Vice President 2009-11; President 2011-13)
T. S. Eliot Society