Assistant Professor of English
Geraldine Lyon Owen Professor
Chair of the English Department
- 2019-present: Assistant Professor of English, University of Lynchburg
- 2017-2019: Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- 2006-2009: Adjunct English Instructor, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
- PhD, English, Post-1900 British and Anglophone Literature, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2017
- MA, English, Wake Forest University, 2006
- BA, Literature, UNC Asheville, 2003
Research and Teaching Interests
- British and global modernisms, interdisciplinary modernisms (specifically the visual and performing arts)
- Irish studies, contemporary Irish poetry, women’s and gender studies, textual studies, and writing in the disciplines
- “W. B. Yeat’s Unexpected Bergsonian Vision.” Under Review at New Hibernia Review. (Solicited by founding editor)
- “Strategies for Active Reading,” Rhetorical Approaches to College Writing. Eds. Lilly Berberyan, Kristie Ellison, and Alicia Beeson. Hayden-McNeil, 2017, pp. 57-68.
- “Allusion,” Lenses: Perspectives on Literature. 2nd ed. Eds. Abigail Browning and Melissa Ridley Elmes. HaydenMcNeil, 2015, pp. 153-157.
- “New Historicism,” Lenses: Perspectives on Literature. 2nd ed. Eds. Abigail Browning and Melissa Ridley Elmes. Hayden-McNeil, 2015, pp. 171-178.
Awards and Honors
- Pierce Loughran Memorial Scholarship, Summer 2015
- Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, UNCG English Department, 2015-2016
- Graduate Summer Research Assistantship, UNCG, 2015
- Richter Scholarship for Graduate Research Abroad, Wake Forest University, 2005
- “W.B. Yeats’s Unexpected Bergsonian Vision,” Annual International American Conference for Irish Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, March 2017.
- “Locating Class and the Poet in Rita Ann Higgins’s Witch in the Bushes,” The Power of Place, 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, UNCG, Greensboro, March 2015.
- “Rhetorical Oscillations: The Function of Maritime Imagery in Charlotte Smith’s The Emigrants,” 38th Annual Conference for the Philological Association of the Carolinas, Myrtle Beach, March 2014.
- “The ‘delirium of loss’: Consumption and Agency in Maeve Brennan’s ‘An Attack of Hunger,’” Irish Transnationalism and Globalism, Southern Regional American Conference for Irish Studies, Decatur, February 2013.
- “The Female Body and the Nation in the Poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill,” Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile, South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Research Triangle, November 2012.
- “Confronting Cathleen: The Reimagined and Reclaimed Female Voice in the Poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill,” Ireland: Layers and Laminates, Southern Regional American Conference for Irish Studies, Georgia Southern University, Savannah, February 2011.
- “‘the walk of a queen’: The Cultural Ideal Employed in Yeats’s Cathleen Ni Houlihan,” Southern Regional American Conference for Irish Studies, University of South Carolina, Columbia, February 2006.
Invited Talks, Lectures, and Workshops
- Workshop leader, “Grading and Responding to Student Work,” Teaching Writing Orientation, Department of English, UNCG, August 3, 2018.
- Presenter, “Designing Assignments,” Teaching Literature Workshop: For new TAs and Lecturers in the English Department at UNCG, August 8, 2017.
- Presenter, “Bergsonian Philosophy in the Modernist Works of Yeats and Woolf,” Brown Bag Lunch Presentation, English Department, UNCG, April 12, 2017.
- Guest speaker, “Incorporating Interdisciplinary and Multimodal Assignments into the Composition and Literature Classroom,” For English Graduate students and incoming TAs enrolled in the Teaching College Writing course, UNCG, October 21, 2015.