Department : English
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Phone : 718-862-7369
Office : MEM 420
PHD, Tufts University
MA, Boston College
BA, College of Wooster
Research and teaching interests:
- Late 19th and 20th c. U.S. Literature & Visual Culture
- Race, Gender, and Imperialism in U.S. Literature
- Film Studies
- Multiethnic U.S. Literature
- Material Culture
- New Modernist Studies
- Assistant Professor, Manhattan College (2008-2014)
- Associate Professor, Manhattan College (2014-present)
- The Society for the Study of American Women Writers
- MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.)
- The Edith Wharton Society
- The Literature/Film Association
Publications & Professional Activities
- "Seeing Edith Wharton's Ghosts: The Alternative Gaze on Page and Screen." Journal of Narrative Theory. Accepted/Forthcoming
- "Orientalism, Modernism, and Gender in Edith Wharton's Late Novels." Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism. Ed. Meredith Goldsmith and Emily Orlando. Gainsville, FL: UP of Florida, 2016.
- "Memento's Postmodern Noir Fantasy: Place, Domesticity and Gender Identity." The Cinema of Chrisopher Nolan: Imagining the Impossible. Ed. Jacqueline Furby and Stuart Joy. New York: Columbia UP, 2015.
- "Shaping Modern Bodies: Edith Wharton on Dieting, Weight, and Visual Media." Modern Fiction Studies 60.4 (Winter 2014): 711-739.
- "María Cristina Mena, Transnationalism, and Mass Media: Untold Stories in the Archive." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 30.2 (December 2013): 331-354.
- Introduction and Edition of "My Protocol for Our Sister Americas" (1943) by María Cristina Chambers (née Mena). Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 30.2 (December 2013): 355-360.
- "Staged Bodies: Passing, Performance, and Masquerade in Charles W. Chesnutt's The House Behind the Cedars." MELUS 37.4 (Winter 2012): 69-91.
- "Race and Imperialism." Edith Wharton In Context. Ed. Laura Rattray. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012.
- “Framing the Body: Imperialism and Visual Discourse in María Cristina Mena’s Short Fiction.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 26.1 (2009): 92-118.
- “Decolonizing Pedagogy: Teaching Louise Erdrich’s The Bingo Palace.” Studies in American Indian Literatures 19.1 (Spring, 2007): 91-116.
Select Conference Papers:
- June 2016, "Modern Visions: Clairvoyance in Wharton's Post-War Literature." Edith Wharton in Washington, Washington, D.C.
- May 2016, "Staging Spirituality: Wharton and Orientalist Material Culture." Edith Wharton Society Panel. The American Literature Association, San Francisco
- November 2015, "Seeing Edith Wharton's Ghosts: The Threshold of Adaptation." The Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia
- October 2014, "Adapting Geography: Place, Land, and the Industrial Frontier in Oil! and There Will Be Blood." The Literature/Film Association, Missoula, MT
- June 2014, "Authorial Reinvention: María Cristina Mena and Middlebrow Writing." Inventing the Middlebrow, St. Paul
- October 2012, "Writing, Revising, Belonging: María Cristina Mena and Authorship." The Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Denver
- June 2012, "Edith Wharton and Orientalism." Edith Wharton in Florence: A Sesquicentennial Conference, Florence, Italy
- November 2010, “Visual Media and African-American Modernism.” MELUS Panel. SAMLA, Atlanta
- October 2009, “Diets, Corsets, and the Technologically-Produced Image: Wharton and Women’s Visual Cultures.” Edith Wharton Society Panel. Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia
- June 2009, Invited Talk. “Seeing (And Not Believing) Archival Sources: Photography and Film of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition’s Midway.” Photography & Visual Culture Panel. Maine Women Writers Collection 50th Anniversary Symposium (Women in the Archives), Portland, ME
- November 2006, “Framing the Body: Imperialism, Photography, and Visual Discourse in The Collected Stories of María Cristina Mena.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia
- July 2003 “The Cannibal at Home: Wharton’s The House of Mirth.” The Edith Wharton Society International Conference, London
Honors & Awards
- Sabbatical Leave, 2015-2016
- Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship, Lilly Library, Indiana University, 2016
- Winterthur Short-Term Residential Fellowship, 2016
- Summer Research Grant, Manhattan College, 2015
- Summer Research Grant, Manhattan College, 2012
- Tournées Film Festival Grant, 2010-2011
ENGL 110 College Writing
ENGL 150 Roots of Literature: Crimes and Punishments
ENGL 255 Elements of the Film
ENGL 256 Types of Film Experience: Film Noir
ENGL 306 Introduction to Literary Study
ENGL 372 American Literature to 1914
ENGL 380 Ethnic American Literature
ENGL385 Film Narrative