Director of Master of Arts in Literature, Master of Arts Generalist
Office: 506S Humanities and Social Sciences BuildingOffice Phone: (724) 357-4931E-mail: email@example.com
Education: PhD, University of Illinois–Chicago, 2008
Research and Teaching Interests: Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature and culture, political satire, humor studies, hemispheric American studies, poetry and poetics, New Historicism
“The National Joker”:
Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Satire (Southern Illinois University
“‘Homespun,’ ‘Indian Corn,’ and the ‘indigestible…Stamp
Act’: An Empire of Stereotype in
Franklin’s Letters to the London Press.” Community without Consent: New Perspectives on the Stamp Act. Ed. Zach
Hutchins. (Dartmouth College Press, 2016).
“Satire in Circulation: James Russell Lowell’s ‘LETTER FROM A
VOLUNTEER IN SALTILLO.” Coedited with Jessica Showalter. Scholarly Editing 36 (2015).
“‘Satire upon all of us’: The Self-Made Man as Confidence Man in
P.T. Barnum’s America.” Nineteenth-Century
(Spring 2015): 1-30.
“From Brahmin to Biglow (and back again): James Russell Lowell as
Temporary Satirist.” ESQ: A Journal of
the American Renaissance 58.2 (2012): 155-184.
“Pedagogy of the Suppressed: Teaching Hemispheric Recovery.” (With Joseph
Morgan.) Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice 5:3/4
(Spring/Summer 2012): 29-55.
"Representative Nobodies: The Politics of Benjamin Franklin’s Satiric Personae, 1722-1757.” Early American Literature 46:3 (Fall 2011).
“Parnassus in Pillory: Satirical Verse.” Blackwell Companion to Poetic Genre.Ed. Erik Martiny. (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, in press, forthcoming 2011.)
“Slavery, Stereotypes, and Satire: Laughing Fit to Kill.” Studies in American Humor. New Series 3:20 (Fall 2009), 98-109.
ENGL 983 Seminar in American Literature: Benjamin Franklin and the Atlantic World ENGL 983 Seminar in American Literature: American Literatures: The Hemispheric Turn ENGL 983 Seminar in American Literature: Satire and Satire Theory in Early AmericaENGL 763/863 Topics in Literature after 1870: Realism, Naturalism, Local ColorENGL 762/862 Topics in Literature after 1870: Political Activism in Post-Bellum Literature and Culture ENGL 753/853 Literature as a ProfessionENGL 761/861 Topics in American Literature before 1870:Republic of Laughter: The Comic Tradition in Antebellum US LiteratureENGL 761/861 Topics in American Literature before 1870: Literatures of the US-Mexico War ENGL 761/861 Topics in American Literature before 1870: Literature and Politics in the Early American Republic ENGL 761/861 Topics in Literature before 1870: Rethinking the American RenaissanceENGL 674 Research Trends in English ENGL 212 American Literature before 1900 ENGL 121 Humanities LiteratureENGL 101 College Writing