B.A., College of the Holy Cross
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Delaware
Office: Starbuck 201B
Teaching and Research Interests:
- Modern American Literature and Culture
- Ideologies of Class and Gender
- History and Theory of Leftist Literature
- Middlebrow Modernisms
- SP 100: Human Dilemmas
- EN 105: Class Matters
- EN 110: Introduction to Literary Studies
- EN 227: Introduction to African American Literature
- EN 323: American Literary Realism
- EN 324: American Fictions
- EN 325: American Modernisms
- EN 363: Literature, Class, and Culture
- AM 260: American Bestsellers and Popular Culture
- AM 376: Magazines and Modernity
- A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America (Oxford University Press, 2009).
- Dos Passos and the Ideology of the Feminine (Cambridge UP, 1998).
- (Ed.) The Novel and the American Left: Critical Essays on Depression-Era Fiction (Iowa UP, 2004).
- "Canon Issues and Class Contexts: Teaching American Literature from a Market Perspective." Forthcoming in Radical Teacher.
- "Dis/Locating the Radical in The Grapes of Wrath." Dialogue: The Grapes of Wrath, ed. Michael Meyer. Rodopi Press, 2009.
- "Reviving the Thirties: The Case for Teaching Proletarian Fiction in the Undergraduate American Literature Classroom." College English 70.3 (2008): 233-48.
- "Diversity, Discourse, and the Working-Class Student." Academe 91.4 (July-August 2005): 33-6.
- "Farm Women, Letters to the Editor, and the Limits of Autobiography Theory." Journal of Modern Literature 28.1 (2004): 89-106.
- "'This is YOUR Magazine': Domesticity, Agrarianism, and The Farmer's Wife." American Periodicals 14.2 (2004): 179-211.