My primary research interest is the Romantic novel, particularly as it developed in Scotland and Ireland in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. I am also interested in 19th century women's writing; to me, the "outsider" status both of women and of colonial subjects provides a useful lens for redacting Romanticism. How does this aspect of the canon change when we examine its manifestation in non-canonical writing? This attempt to expand the canon in order to understand it more fully has pushed my work across traditional national boundaries, giving a transatlantic focus to my dissertation, and, hopefully, to my future work.
"Enriched Classics Curriculum Guide to Wuthering Heights." New York: Simon & Schuster. 2004.
B.A., M.A. The University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin