MA and PhD English, New York University;
BA, Bard College
Assistant Professor and Co-chair of Literary StudiesProfile:
I teach a lot of unusual courses and never teach the same
course twice. Even when the title is the same, the syllabus is new. It makes my
classes a bit unpredictable, but each one has a sense of exploration.
I approach teaching as an intellectual historian and writer.
That means I put the readings in context, so students can connect them to material
from other courses. I unpack loaded words and jargon, so the class can decide
whether or not to accept undelying assumptions. Education involves thinking through
a range of perspectives, not just taking on someone else’s version of truth.
The focus and intelligence you need to read this way is hard
to achieve. And it takes years for a writer to master his/her approach to a
given form. But it’s worth it. No traditional authority wants young people to have
They’ll do something unpredictable with them.
Recent Publications:Office Location:
- Fool’s Gold (about the theme of the fool or jester in world literature)
- The Nineteenth Century Novel
- Nodes & Networks: Leather: the Meaning of Style. Spring, 2005.
- Intermediate Poetry. Fall, 2003.
- Writing Fellows: a seminar in peer-to-peer teaching.
- The Crack’d Looking Glass: Yeats, Joyce and Irish Identity. Spring, 2002.
- Action Writing. Spring-Fall 2001.
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal ArtsOffice Hours:
65 West 11th Street, Room 072
New York, NY 10011
Mon. & Wed. 12-1:50pm and by appointmentPhone Number/Extension:
212-229-5100 x3155Email:email@example.comResearch Interests:
As a poet,
I am interested in locating the points at which articulation breaks down and
gives way to the inarticulable or uknowable. On a perhaps parallel line, my research
centers on the reemergence of literary traditions (romanticism, satire) in
disguised forms on the contemporary scene. I am writing on the Black Mountain
poets, the American Jewish novel, and contemporary satiric fiction.
Awards and Honors:
- The Association of Writers and Writing Programs
- Award of Distinction for my dissertation