PhD - ABD
MA in English, Brandeis University, 2012
BA in English, Harding University, 2009
20th and 21st Century American Literature
Event Narratives in American Historical Fiction and Film, 1970-2010
Professor Caren Irr
- "What is Called an Event Novel?: A Lukácsian Problem and a Badiouian Solution." Dialectical Humanities Mini-Conference, "The Natural and The Aesthetic," Harvard University. May 31, 2016.
- "Disaster Narratives After Katrina: Rethinking the Vocation of the Contemporary Catastrophe Novel." Society for Novel Studies Conference. May 13-14, 2016.
- "The Difference Between Harman's and Meillassoux's Notions of a Speculative Philosophy." ACLA Convention. March 17-20, 2016.
- "Narrative Form and the Concept of the Event in Weather Underground Novels." The Futures of American Studies Institute, Dartmouth College. June 22-28, 2015.
- "Cinéma Vérité and the Hurricane Katrina Novel." NeMLA Convention. April 30-May 3, 2015.
- "Weathering Solidarity: The Political Family in Novels of the Underground." ACLA Convention. March 26-29, 2015.
- “Autocritique in the Contemporary Weather Underground Novel.” Post45. August 2017.
- [With J. Graham, R. Fox, and R. Flynn.] "Body Language: Toward an Affective Formalism of Ulysses." In Reading Modernism with Machines: Digital Humanities and Modernist Literature. Eds. Shawna Ross and James O'Sullivan. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
- "Our Knowing Compelled to Go Back: Speculative Misreading and the Textual Identity of Blood Meridian." Forthcoming in College Literature 43.4 (Fall 2016).
- Mellon Dissertation Year Fellowship, Brandeis University, 2016-2017
- Milton Hindus Dissertation Award, Brandeis University, 2016
- Andrew Grossbardt Endowed Fellowship, Brandeis University, 2012-2016
- Summer Research Fellowship, Northeast Modern Language Association, 2015
- English Department Summer Writing Fellowship, Brandeis University, 2015
- Outstanding Teaching Award, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Brandeis University, 2015
- Frankel Fellowship, Frankel Foundation, 2014-2015
Classes Taught & Assisted
- Fictions for a Warming World (Spring 2018)
- Composition (Fall 2017)
- Technogenesis: Media Technology and Human Consciousness (Spring 2015)
- Living In The End Times (Fall 2013, Spring 2014)