Recipient, 2012 State Council of Higher Education for Virginia's "Rising Star" Award
B.A., English, University of Notre Dame
J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
HONR 290 Cormac Country
ENGL 252 Introduction to American Literature (20th C)
ENGL 365 Literature of the American South
ENGL 381 Special Topics: Native American Literature
Recent publications and presentations:
Irish Catholic Writers and the Invention of the American South.
LSU Press, 2013.
Rethinking the Irish in the American South: Beyond Rounders and Reelers. Editor.
UP of Mississippi, 2013.
Poet of the Lost Cause: A Life of Father Ryan. With Don Beagle. University
of Tennessee Press, 2008.
Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary. With Joseph Flora and Amber
Vogel, eds. LSU Press, 2006.
Manuscripts under development: Ernest Hemingway, Counting the Costs, and a new edition
of E.P. O'Donnell's The Great Big Doorstep.
“The Junebug Crisis," book chapter, Southerners on Film: Essays on Hollywood Portrayals
Since the 1970s. (McFarland Press, 2011): 147-160.
"The French Connection: Some Visual and Literary Sources for 'The Light of the World,'"
Hemingway Review 30.1 (Fall 2010): 83-102.
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