I study eighteenth and nineteenth-century British literature, with a specialization in novel theory. My dissertation, “More Than a Feeling: How the Nineteenth-Century Novel Reformed the Passions,” shows how the Victorian novel repurposed outworn notions of friendship, love, sexual attraction, and antagonism as the means of forming new social ties that could, in equal parts, resist and accommodate the economic pressures and social priorities of an industrial nation.
I am currently a seventh-year PhD English candidate at Duke University. While at Duke, I have taught courses in writing, mystery fiction, and the nineteenth-century British novel. Currently, I serve as Novel: A Forum on Fiction‘s multimedia editorial assistant and am a Bass Digital Education Fellow at Duke University. I am the co-host of Voxpopcast, a hybrid blog/podcast devoted to pop culture criticism. I received my MA in English from Duke in 2016, and my BA in English and Communication from Mississippi State University in 2013.
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