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.

Past Affiliations

Instructor, Department of English, College of Arts and Science, University of Missouri-Columbia (past)

Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University
2009 - 2015

Women's Studies, English
PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia, English, 2009
MA, University of York, Writing Women in Great Britain and North America, 2006
BA, Bryn Mawr College, English, 2003
manuscript studies novel studies book history theatre or film criticism british history seventeenth and eighteenth century studies english language or literature olfaction or smell
English, French, Latin, Spanish
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Modern Language Association