Professor of English
205 Pardee Hall


  • Ph.D., Indiana

Teaching and research interests: Environmental humanities, including animal studies, performance, modernism, critical theory, and posthumanism.

Recent Publications (complete list here):


Choreographies of the Living: Bioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Stalking the Subject: Modernism and the Animal. New York: Columbia UP, 2009.

Articles and Chapters

“Modernist Animals and Bioaesthetics.” Palgrave Handbook of Animals and Literature. Ed. Susan McHugh, Robert McKay, John Miller. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan. Forthcoming, 2019.

“Ecology.” D. H. Lawrence in Context. Ed. Andrew Harrison. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, 2018.

“Curly Tails and Flying Dogs: Structures of Affect in Nick Abadzis’s Laika.” Animal Comics: Multispecies Storyworlds in Graphic Narratives. Ed. David Herman. London: Bloomsbury, 2018: pp. 119-138.

“Nude Vibrations: Isadora Duncan’s Creatural Aesthetic.” Modernism/modernity. 2.3 (September, 2017).

“Animals.” Literature Now: Key Terms and Methods for Literary History. Ed. Sascha Bru, Ben de Bruyn, Michel Delville. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2016: pp. 98-109.

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