Recipient, 2012 State Council of Higher Education for Virginia's "Rising Star" Award
Educational Background:B.A., English, University of Notre DameJ.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPh.D., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Recent courses:FYEC 190 Moonlight, Magnolias, and Militias: The South in Fact and FictionENGL 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:
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.
Manuscript under development: Ernest Hemingway, Counting the Costs.
“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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