Professor; Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, 2009-Present; Ph.D. Yale University
Research areas and interests
American literature, women writers, gay and lesbian cultural studies, transatlantic romanticisms
From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry. Princeton University Press, 2004.
Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1991.
–Chapter 3 reprinted as “Violence and the Other(s) of Identity: Dickinson and the Imaginary of Women’s Literary Tradition,” in Emily Dickinson: Critical Assessments, Vol. 4, 1980s-1990s, ed. Graham Clarke. Sussex, UK: Helm Information Ltd., 2003.
–Excerpt from Chapter 3 reprinted in Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism: A Norton Reader, ed. Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007.
With Martha Nell Smith, A Companion to Emily Dickinson. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
The Norton Anthology of American Literature, volume D, “Between the Wars.” New York: W. W. Norton, 7th ed., 2007.
————-. 8th edition, 2011.