Associate Professor of Rhetoric
BA English, Coe College
PhD English, Emory University
Teaching interests: War, literature and the arts
Research interests: Film and literature of war
Modernism and Tradition in Ernest Hemingway’s In Our Time: A Guide for Students and Readers. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, Boydell & Brewer and Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2001.
“Why Does Mother Elliot Cry? Cornelia’s Sexuality in ‘Mr. and Mrs. Elliot’.” The Hemingway Review 24.1 (Fall 2004): 81-89.
“It Was All a Pleasant Business: The Historical Context of ‘On the Quai at Smyrna’.” The Hemingway Review 23.1 (Fall 2003): 58-71.
“Great War History, Great War Myth: Brian Bond’s Unquiet Western Front and the Role of Literature and Film.” War, Literature and the Arts 15.1 & 2 (2003): 345-53. Also printed as an “Essay review of The Unquiet Western Front: Britain’s Role in Literature and History.” Brian Bond. New York: Oxford UP, 2002. In Krieg und Literature/War and Literature 8 (2002): 115-22.
“Realism, Verisimilitude and the Depiction of Vietnam Veterans in In Country.” Fourteen Landing Zones: Approaches to Vietnam War Literature. Ed. Philip K. Jason. Iowa City: University of Iowa, 1991, 166-79. Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism vol. 154 (2002): 247-52. Gale.
Other professional activity and/or awards:
Member, Board of Advisory Editors for College Literature, 2002-2007.
Peyton Richter Award, Boston University, 2003.