English Department Chair
Associate Professor; Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley
Research areas and interests
Victorian literature and culture, history and theory of the novel, women’s and gender studies, lesbian/gay and queer studies. Co-coordinator, Harvard Humanities Center Victorian Literature and Culture Seminar.
Educating Women: Cultural Conflict and Victorian Literature (2001)
- Margaret Oliphant (in Other Mothers:Beyond the Maternal Ideal, 2008)
- Jasper Fforde and “imaginary friendship” (Victorians Institute Journal)
- Radclyffe Hall (Twentieth Century Literature)
- George Eliot and Simone de Beauvoir (Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature).
Current book project: “Transforming Fictions: Literary Identification in the Novel of Formation” (Ohio State University Press, forthcoming).