Her teaching and research interests center on the eighteenth-century. She is particularly interested in the "conversational" aspects of literary works, including notions of adaptation, print culture, book history, correspondence, education, reading practice, and the interaction between performance and prose. Her current research attempts to understand constructions of (and resistance to) ending and closure in the eighteenth century.
"Very long" eighteenth century (1660-1835), history of the book, print and manuscript culture, adaptation, closure and endings, correspondence, narrative theory, trans-generic interactions (particularly the drama and the novel). Also, olfactory language and spaces, in the 18th century and today.