Office location: Laurentide 3210
PhD University of Minnesota
AREAS OF TEACHING:
American literature, environmental literature / ecocriticism
Nineteenth century travel and pilgrimage narratives, architecture and the built environment, representations of the Holy Land
SELECT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS:
"The Problem of the Prodigal in The Fair Maid of the West, The Renegado, and A Christian Turned Turk" in Renascence 64.4 (Summer 2012).
"The Ecological Roots of a Religious Crisis: Melville, Twain, and the Land of Milk and Honey," presentation to the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Biennial Conference, May 2011.
Freshman English, American Environmental Literature, American Literature I, American Literature II, Literature of the Wilderness, British Literature II
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS:
Rock climbing and mountaineering, exploring Wisconsin's beautiful state and county parks, strolling through the Madison farmers' market, perusing the pastry selection at Fosdel's bakery in Stoughton (my new hometown).