Acting Director of University Writing
Paul E. Prosswimmer Professor of American Literature
Ph.D., Yale University
19th-Century American Literature, 20th-Century American Literature (especially poetry), Southern Gothic Fiction, American Romantic Fiction, composition, rhetoric
Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism
Harvard University Press, 2013
Turning Point Press, 2007
Selected Poems of Robert Penn Warren, editor.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Press, 2002
The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren, editor.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Press, 1998.
Work Without Hope. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Robert Penn Warren and American Idealism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988.
The Way Down. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988.
Articles and poetry in ELH, Yale Review, Poetry Miscellany, Chicago Review, Shenandoah, and other journals.
Fellowship from the Newhouse Humanities Center at Wellesley College, 2006-07
Selected Courses Taught
American Gothic & American Romance (ENG 177a)
Fiction of the American South (ENG 207b)
American Realism & Naturalism (ENG 126a)
Romanticism II: Byron, Shelley & Keats (ENG 125b)