Educational Background:A.B., English and American Literature and Language, Harvard UniversityPh.D., English and American Literature, University of Virginia
Recent courses:ENGL 336 Post-World War II American FictionENGL 331 Apocalypse Now: The Romantic Movement in American WritingENGL 375 Grammar for Readers, Writers, and TeachersENGL 361 Twentieth-Century British LiteratureENGL 364 The Novel in the Twentieth Century
Recent publications and presentations:
Book in progress: "The Silent Revolution: Secularism and
Spontaneous Order in Classic American Literature."
“Mark Twain, Immigration, and the American Narrative.” ELH (forthcoming).
“Immigrant and Jew in No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger.” American Humor Studies Association, Mark Twain Circle Quadrennial Conference. San Diego, CA. Dec. 2010.
“‘William Wilson’ and the Nightmare of Equality.” The Explicator 68 (2010): 101-103.
"The Princess Casamassima and the Theatrical Cosmopolis." American Literary Realism 42 (2010): 95-113.
“Capitalist Vistas: Walt Whitman and Spontaneous Order.” Literature and the Economics of Liberty: Spontaneous Order in Culture. Eds. Paul Cantor and Stephen Cox. Auburn, AL: LvMI, 2010. 263-292.
"Planning Utopia." Blackwell Companion to American Fiction, 1865-1914. Eds. Robert Paul Lamb and G.R. Thompson. Oxford and Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2005. 411-427.
W.W. Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2000.
"How Global Is It: Walter Abish and the Fiction of Globalization." Contemporary Literature 40 (1999): 240-262.
Utopia and Cosmopolis: Globalization in the Era of American Literary Realism. Durham: Duke University Press, 1998.
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