I am a fourth year PhD candidate in the Victorian Studies program at Loyola University Chicago's English Department. Additionally I hold a Master's Degree in English from LUC with a concentration in Early Modern Drama and a BA in English and History from the University of Georgia.
In 2016 I co-founded The Loyola University Chicago Victorian Society (LUCVS) and its Day Conference with fellow Victorian Ph.D students in the English Department. I taught two sections of freshman Writing Comp (UCWR 110) at Loyola University Chicago in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Besides serving as the LUC Writing Center's Assistant Director in Summer-Fall 2017, I was a research assistant in Spring 2018.
Areas of interest include Creative Writing, Dickens Studies, Digital Humanities, Dramatic Theory, Early Modern Drama, Fiction, Poetry, Textual Studies, and Victorian Studies.
"The Emotive Possibilities of Sensory Disability in American Notes and “Doctor Marigold”" at the 23rd Annual Dickens Symposium in Tübingen, Germany. 1 August 2018.
"Dickens Piecemeal: Revising Authorial Biography in Oak Park Festival’s A Dickens Carol" at the 42nd Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando Florida. 7 April 2018.
"Out-Methodizing Methodists: William Apess’s Religio-Politics in A Son of the Forest" at the 59th Midwestern Modern Language Association Convention in Cincinnati, OH. 10 November 2017.
"Pickwick in the Essex Pound: Class Tensions in Wat Tyler’s County" at the 22nd Annual Dickens Symposium: Interdisciplinary Dickens, at College of General Studies, Boston University in Boston, MA. 15 July 2017.
"Silver the Parrot: Stevenson’s Marxist Allegory of Unclaimed Wealth and Class Mobility" at the conference "Robert Louis Stevenson: New Perspectives" at Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland, 6 July 2017.
"The Cockney King: Dickens’ Writerly Disdain for Italian/Irish Social Topics" at the NAVSA NYU/Purdue conference at La Pietra, NYU campus, Florence, Italy, 20 May 2017.
"Good Taste/No Taste/Creative Taste”: What to Make of Dickens’ Authorial Palate?" at the MVSA 2017 Conference "Victorian Taste" at Oberlin College & Conservatory, Oberlin, OH, 29 April 2017.
"A Second Alchemist: Jonson’s Parody of Walter Raleigh’s Imperial and Domestic Aims" at the 41st Annual Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, FL, 8 April 2017.
"Nielsen’s Hamlet: Embodying [His] and [Her] War Traumas in the Weimar Republic" at the 48th NeMLA 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 26 March 2017.
"The Juvenile and the Erudite: A Study of the Marginalia in Newberry Case Y 12.T219" at the 58th Midwestern Modern Language Association Convention in St. Louis, MO on 11 November 2016. Winner of the 2016 MMLA Graduate Student Paper Prize.
“Elusive Metonymy: Ideas for Filming Carker’s Teeth in Dombey and Son” at the 21st Annual Dickens Society Symposium at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, Iceland on 13 July 2016.
“Part of the Whole: Deciphering Elements of the Medieval Stage Through Performance” (co-authored with Rick Gilbert) at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, MI on 13 May 2016.
“ ‘Light, I say, light!’: Iago’s Distortion of Visual Perception in Othello at the 40th Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore, MD on 29 March 2016.
“Tweeting Tippins: Using Digital Media to Recreate Our Mutual Friend’s Serialization” on the Dickens Society panel at the 47th Annual NeMLA Convention in Hartford, CT on 19 March 2016.
“Water, Rain, and Fire: Element as Metaphor in Great Expectations” at the 20th Annual Dickens Symposium at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 9 July 2015.
“Politic Silence: Female Choruses in Lochhead’s Medea and Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale” at the 39th Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore, MD on 27 March 2015. Winner of the 2015 Graduate Student Paper Prize.
"The Devastating Impact of The Lord Wharton Bible Charity in Wuthering Heights" for the The Brontë Society at Brontë 200: Emily Brontë Bicentenary Conference in York, England. 9 September 2018.
“The Devastating Impact of Lord Wharton’s Bible Charity in Wuthering Heights.” Edited by Deborah Logan. Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature. (Forthcoming Fall 2018)
"The Juvenile and the Erudite: A Study of the Marginalia in Newberry Case Y 12.T219." JMMLA. Fall 2018. (Forthcoming Fall 2018)
“Tweeting Tippins: Using Digital Media to Recreate Our Mutual Friend’s Serialization." The Dickens Quarterly, vol. 35, issue 2, 2018, pp. 149-158.
"Joseph Conrad 1857–1924." The Dickens Magazine, vol. 8, iss. 2 ,, 2017, pp. 31-32.
“Misogyny or Artistry?: Revisions to Two Conrad Heroines from Serial to First Edition.” Conrad: Critical Insights. Edited by Jeremiah J. Garsha, Salem Press, 2017.
“Politic Silence: Female Choruses in Lochhead’s Medea and Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale.” Edited by Graley Herren, Text & Presentation,
Read some of my unpublished essays here!