I teach, and write about, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and Canadian literature and culture.
A long-standing interest of mine is ecocriticism, specifically early American nature writing—hence my book on The Poetics of Natural History, my edition of the writings of John James Audubon, and the ecocritical anthology, A Keener Perception, which I co-edited with the art historian Alan Braddock (College of William and Mary).
Research: Ecocriticism; American nature writing; 19th Century American poetry;
- Human Environment Interaction and Sustainability
- Environment in the Arts and Humanities
Research Interests: nineteenth-century American and Canadian literature and culture