English and Women's and Gender Studies (joint appointment).
British Romantic literature and culture; gender and sexuality studies; Feminist theory.
Office: Ellis 329
Office Phone: 593-2797
Ph.D. English, University of Georgia, 2001.
Graduate Certificate of Achievement in Women's Studies, University of Georgia, 1997.
M. A. English, University of Connecticut, 1995.
B. A. English, Boston University, 1989, Cum Laude.
Building Romanticism: Literature and Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010.
Reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement (Aug. 19 and 26, 2011): 31-32.
Edwards, Kaite, Jessica Turchik, Tina Dardis, Nicole Reynolds, Christine Gidycz. “Rape Myths: History, Individual and Institutional-Level Presence, and Implications for Change.” Sex Roles: A Journal of Research (February 12, 2011): n. pag. Web.
“Cottage Industry: The Ladies of Llangollen and the Symbolic Capital of the Cottage Ornee.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 51-2 (2010):211-227.
“The Literary Lives of Sir John Soane’s House-Museum.” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 41 (2008): 39-74.
“Phebe Gibbes, Edmund Burke, and the Trials of Empire.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 20 (Winter 2007-8): 151-176.
“Boudoir Stories: A Novel History of a Room and Its Occupants.” LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 15 (2004): 103-130.
Review of Robert Miles’s Romantic Misfits. Eighteenth-Century Fiction 23.2 (Winter 2010-11): 443-446.
Work in Progress:
“Romanticism and Suicide: The Culture of Voluntary Death in Britain, 1770-1822” (monograph).
Fellowships, Honors, and Awards:
2010: Ohio University Research Committee Award, $7,289.
2010: “Sigma Superlative” Award for Best Professor, Sigma Kappa Sorority, Ohio University.
2007: Distinguished Mentor Award, Honors Tutorial College, Ohio University.
2005: Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, University of Nebraska. Seminar Topic: “Genre, Dialogue, and Community in British Romanticism.”
2003: Colleges of Arts and Sciences Humanities Research Fund Award, Ohio University.
2003: College of Arts and Sciences course reduction for professional development, Ohio University.
2003: College of Arts and Sciences Junior Faculty Endowment Award, Ohio University.
2002: Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, University of Pennsylvania. Institute Topic: “The Indian Ocean: Cradle of Globalization.”
2000: Fellowship, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California (three-month tenure).
--”Suicide, Genre, and Genius in Herbert Croft’s Love and Madness.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Park City UT, August 2011.
--”Romanticism, Suicide, and the British Woman Writer: The Curious Case of Sati.” British Women Writers Conference, Ohio State University, April 2011.
--“Death and Debt: the Commodification of Suicide in Eighteenth-Century Britain.” East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2010.
--”Suicide and the City.” International Conference on Romanticism, New York City, November 2009.
--”Romanticism and the Culture of Self-Murder.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Duke University, May 2009.
--”Keats’s Magic Casements.” Benjamin Robert Haydon, Romanticism, and the Visual Arts: Romantic Painting, Romantic Writing. University of Cincinnati, November 2008.
--”Frances Burney’s Suicides; or, the Law of Desire.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Portland OR, March 2008.
--”Literary History, Cultural Studies, and Multidisciplinarity.” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Chicago, February 2007. Roundtable participant.
--”’in the guise of an enthusiast’: William Wordsworth, Helen Maria Williams and the Architecture of Revolution.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Purdue University, September 2006.
--”The ‘Ladies of Llangollen,’ Cultural Tourism and the ‘Woman Question’ in Nineteenth-Century Britain.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, Rutgers University, April 2006.
--”Cottage Industries.” Women and Material Culture, University of Southampton, July 2004.
--”Sir John Soane’s Gothic Follies.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, University of Iowa, April 2004.
--”Romantic Empires.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Fordham University, August 2003.
--”Phebe Gibbes, Edmund Burke, and the Rhetoric of Empire.” Women’s Writing in Britain, 1660-1830, University of Southampton, July 2003.
--”The Mysterious Boudoir.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Philadelphia, April 2000.
Reader for Studies in the Novel, 2011.
Reader for European Romantic Review, 2009.
Reader for Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, 2005, 2007.
Reader for Broadview Press. 2005.
Reader for Ohio University Press. 2004, 2009.
Seminar Participant: “Figures on the Margin: The Language of Gender in British Romanticism.” Led by Dr. Susan Wolfson. West Virginia University Summer Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies. June 2-8, 2003.
ENG 252: English Literature 1689-Present, topic: "Now Voyager."
ENG 306J: Women and Writing, topic: "'burning down the house': Jane Eyre, Bertha Mason and a Women’s Literary Tradition."
ENG 306J: Women and Writing, topic: "Twisted Sisters: Two Nineteenth-Century Women’s Novels and Their Twentieth-Century Counterparts."
ENG 299T/377T: Honors Tutorial, Eighteenth-Century English Literature, topic: "Sense, Sensibility, and Romanticism: The Cult of Feeling in Eighteenth-Century British Literature."
ENG 314: English Literature 1800-1900, topic: "Enlightenment and its Discontents."
ENG 314: English Literature 1800-1900, topic: "Romanticism and War."
ENG 325: Women and Literature, topic:"'truth[s] universally acknowledged': Jane Austen in Her Time and in Ours."
ENG 464: Major English Authors, topic: "Mary Wollstonecraft and her Circle."
ENG 512/773: Graduate Seminar in the Nineteenth-Century Novel, topic: "Jane Austen and Women's Literary Culture."
ENG 570/773: Graduate Seminar in Romantic Literature, topic: "Fighting Words: British Radicalism, 1785-1805."
ENG 570/773: Graduate Seminar in Romantic Literature, topic: "'Mad, bad, and dangerous to know': Byron, the Shelleys and their Circle."
ENG 570/773: Graduate Seminar in Romantic Literature, topic: "Romanticism and War."
ENG 570/773: Graduate Seminar in Romantic Literature, topic: "Romanticism and Suicide."
Women's and Gender Studies:
WGS 100: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies.
WGS 200: Issues in Feminism, topic: "Sex, Gender, and the Postmodern."
WGS 200: Issues in Feminism, topic: "Women and War: Gender, Sexuality, and Global Militarism."
WGS 460/560: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture.