I am currently at work on two book projects:

Unsettled Spaces, Unsettled Stories: Temporalities of Settlement in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Oceans at Home in Nineteenth-Century America




“The Times of Settler Colonialism.” Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, Forum: “Emergent Critical Analytics for Alternative Humanities.” 6:1.  Spring 2017.

“Americans Abroad: Melville and Pacific Perspectives.” New Global Studies, Special Edition, Editors’ Forum: Reimagining Transnationalism in the Global Academy. 9:3.  December 2015.

“‘Outré-mer adventures’: Caroline Kirkland’s A New Home, Who’ll Follow? and the Maritime World.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 32:2. Winter 2015.

“Mary Howard’s Mark: Children’s Literature and the Scales of Reading the Pacific.” Early American Literature 50:3. Fall 2015.  *This essay was the co-winner of the Richard Beale Davis Prize for best essay published in Early American Literature in 2015.*

“Artistic Anachronisms: Pleasure Reading the Patent Office Building.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 2:2. Fall 2014.

“Seriality and Settlement: Southworth, Lippard, and The Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley.” American Literature 86:1. March 2014.   *This essay received an honorable mention for the Norman Foerster Prize for the best essay published in American Literature in 2014.*

“The Captivity of Translation: The Legacy of William Barrett Marshall’s Personal Narrative.International Journal of Francophone Studies, special issue, “Oceanic Routes.” 11:4. 2008.

“The Art of Becoming: Sherwood Anderson, Frank Sargeson and the Grotesque Aesthetic.” Journal of New Zealand Literature 23:2. 2005.  *This essay was awarded the JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies in 2005.*

Book Chapter:

“‘You will observe…’: Letting Lippard Teach,” in Teaching Tainted Lit: Popular American Fiction in Today’s Classroom, ed. Janet G. Casey.  University of Iowa Press, 2015. 17-29.

Book Reviews:

Review of Gillian Silverman, Bodies and Books: Reading and the Fantasy of Communion in Nineteenth-Century America. Textual Practice 28:5. 2014.

Review of Trevor Bentley, Captured by Maori: White Female Captives, Sex and Racism on the Nineteenth-century New Zealand Frontier.  “The New Zealand Listener,” October 9-15, 2004.



Selected Recent and Upcoming Talks:

“‘Doubting, dreading, fretful guest’”: Transoceanic Anxieties,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Denver, CO, November 2018

“Sinking Eden: Cooper’s The Crater, Allegory, and Terraqueous America,” C19 Americanists Conference, Albuquerque, NM, March 2018

“Settler Colonialism’s Temporalities: Here,” MLA, New York, January 2018

“Stoddard and Spofford’s Oceanic Gothic,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Bordeaux, France, July 2017