Assistant Professor of Humanities
BA English, University of Michigan
PhD Religion and Literature, Boston University
Teaching interests: Modernist and contemporary literature, religion and literature, the Bible, and ethics
Research interests: Twentieth-century American literature, religion and literature, and the Bible
Works in progress: After Murderous Gods: Infanticide and Atonement in Modern American Fiction. Contracted for Publication with Northwestern University Press.
“The Writer as Dervish: Sufism and Poetry in Orhan Pamuk.” Religion and Literature. Forthcoming, Summer 2014.
“Speak, Trauma: Revising Cathy Caruth.” Narrative. Forthcoming, Fall 2014.
“Signifying Moses to Death: Hurston and Reed, Disowning Exodus.” Twentieth-Century Literature. Fall 2012.
“Gnostic Mantra: Reading Religious Syncretism in Ginsberg’s ‘Plutonian Ode’.” Religion and Literature. Spring-Summer 2010.
“The Gospel of Thomas (Pynchon): Abandoning Eschatology in Gravity’s Rainbow.” Religion and the Arts. Spring 2010.
“’More Life’ and More: Harold Bloom, the J Writer, and the Archaic Judaism of Angels in America.” Contemporary Literature. Fall 2009.
“Building the Aural Stage: Beckett’s Embers and Visual Radio.” In Making the Stage: Essays on the Changing Concept of Theatre, Drama, and Performance. Ann C. Hall, editor. (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).
Other professional activity and/or awards:
Humanities Foundation Fellowship, Boston University, 2008.