I study nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American literature and intellectual history, and I am also interested in the intersections of literature, music, and the visual arts throughout American literature. My dissertation examines the relationship between museums and American literature in the period between the Civil War and World War I. You can view my CV here.
PhD in English, Boston University, expected 2016
MA in English, Boston University, 2011
AB in English, Harvard University, 2009
“Representative Models: Collection and the U.S. Patent Office.” American Comparative Literature Association. New York, NY (March 20-23, 2014).
“Walt Whitman’s ‘Gallery’: Collection and Invention in the ‘Patent Office Hospital.’” C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Chapel Hill, NC (March 13-16, 2014).
“Portraiture and Preservation in Peale’s Philadelphia Museum.” States of Suspension Graduate Conference, University of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois (November 15-16, 2012).
“Miniatures and Museums: Philanthropy, Cultural Institutions, and Edith Wharton’s Tableau Vivant.” Networked New York Conference, New York University. New York, New York (March 9, 2012).
EN 120 – Freshman Seminar: Science and Invention in American Literature (Fall 2014)
EN 127 – Art, Reform, and Protest in American Literature (Fall 2013)
WR 150 – Museums and American Literature (Boston University, Spring 2013)
WR 100 – Museums and American Literature (Boston University, Fall 2012)
EN 121 – World Literature (Boston University, Fall 2011)
EN 375 – Questions of “the Real” in Film and Fiction (with Prof. Julia Brown, Boston University, Spring 2012)