European culture and literature, 17th through 19th centuries. Narrative theory and the novel. Women writers. Women's studies and sexuality studies. French Revolution.
University of Wisconsin, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin, M.A.
Marquette University, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Co-Director, Radcliffe Institute Workshop, "Writing Lesbianism into History and Representation" (with Valerie Traub) (2013)
President-Elect (Currently Second Vice-President), International Society for the Study of Narrative (2013)
Co-Director, Mellon Sawyer Seminar on the Age of Revolution (2012)
Great Teachers Honoree, Shirley Bill Fund, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2012)
Innovative Course Design Award, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2012)
Augustus Anson Whitney Scholar, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study (2004)
Graduate English Organization Faculty Service Award, University of Maryland (1999 - 2000)
Folger Institute Fellowship (1998 - 1999)
Graduate English Organization Faculty Mentor Award, University of Maryland (1997)
Citation for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland (1996)
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, University of Maryland (1994)
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (1987)
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (1981)
|COML||115b||Fictions of Liberty: Europe in a Revolutionary Age|
|ENG||1a||Introduction to Literary Studies|
|ENG||111a||How Fiction Works: Narrative in Theory and Practice|
|ENG||145b||Just Jane Austen: Gender, Justice, and the Art of Fiction|
|ENG||200a||Methods of Literary Study|
|ENG||220b||A Novel Nation: The Making of English Fiction|
|ENG||254a||Gender and the Genealogy of the Novel: 1680-1800|
|ENG/HIST||118b||London from Restoration to Regency: People, Culture, City|
|GSAS||250c||Rethinking the Age of Revolution|
|WMGS||198a||Women's and Gender Studies Research Seminar|