DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH FACULTY
LIT 105 & ENGL 102: Rock & Roll (Learning Community)
LIT 115: Fiction
LIT 219: Children’s Lit
PhD, English, Marquette University, 2012
M.A., English, Marquette University, 2008
B.A., English, Carleton College, 2005
Contemporary American Literature
American Cultural Studies
Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction, 1950-75. NY: Bloomsbury Press, 2015.
“Up to the Nostrils in Anguish: Mailer and Bellow on Masculine Anxiety and Violent Catharsis.” The Mailer Review 9 (Fall 2015).
“Blood, Tradition, and the Distortion of Ritual in Philip Roth's Indignation.” Studies in American Jewish Literature 33.2 (Fall 2014).
“Aging, Remembrance, and Testimony in the Later Fiction of Roth & Bellow.” Critical Insights: Philip Roth. Aimee Pozorski, ed. Salem Press, 2013.
“Morality, Shame, and Masculinity in Philip Roth's My Life as a Man.” Philip Roth Studies 9.1 (Spring 2013).
“Infamy, Vitality and Performance in Sabbath's Theater.” Roth and Celebrity: An Edited Collection. Aimee Pozorski, ed. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012.
“Mailer's Modern Myth: Reexamining Violence and Masculinity in An American Dream.” The Mailer Review Vol. 6 (Fall 2012).
Review of Modern Orthodoxies: Judaic Imaginative Journeys of the Twentieth Century by Lisa Naomi Mulman (Routledge, 2012). Forthcoming in Studies in American Jewish Literature.
“Opening the Sarcophagus: Searching for the Author in Autobiography.” Review of American Authorship and Autobiographical Narrative: Mailer, Wideman, Eggers by Jonathan D'Amore. The Mailer Review 8 (Fall 2014).
“Exploring the Mystery of Marilyn.” Review of Marilyn by Norman Mailer with Bert Stern. The Mailer Review 7 (Fall 2013).
Review of Jewishness and Masculinity from the Modern to the Postmodern by Neil R. Davison. Philip Roth Studies 8.2 (Fall 2012).
Review of Contemporary American Fiction by David Brauner. Philip Roth Studies 7.2 (Fall 2011).
Selected Conference Presentations
“Teaching Prisoner of Sex in 2015“ and “Norman Mailer's Wild 90.” Conference of the Norman Mailer Society, Provincetown, MA, October 2015.
“Teaching Philip Roth: A Roundtable Discussion.” American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 2015.
“Finding Mailer in Contemporary Pop Culture.” Conference of the Norman Mailer Society, Wilkes-Barre, PA, October 2014.
“Contradictions in Queer Identity: Ambivalent Masculinities in The Professor of Desire and Indignation.” Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL, January 2014.
“The Divided Nature of Evil in The Castle in the Forest.” Conference of the Norman Mailer Society, Sarasota, FL, October 2013.
“Tragic Farce and Comedic Range in The Great American Novel and American Pastoral.” Roth @ 80 Conference, Newark, NJ, March 2013.
“The Paradoxical Protagonist in The Gospel According to the Son.” Conference of the Norman Mailer Society, Provincetown, MA, October 2012.
“Letting Go Turns 50: A Roundtable Discussion.” Sponsored by the Philip Roth Society. American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 2012.
“Blood, History, and the Distortion of Ritual in Philip Roth's Indignation.” Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium, South Beach, FL, November 2011.
“Violence, Ambivalence, and Masculinity in American Psycho and Darkly Dreaming Dexter.” Midwest Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI, October 2011.
“Existential Violence and the Formation of Masculinity in Richard Wright’s The Outsider.” Humanities & Education Research Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 2011.
“Holocaust Memory and Masculine Identity in Roth’s Fiction.” Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium, South Beach, FL, November 2010.
“Postmemory, Shame, and Ongoing Testimony in Roth’s Holocaust Fiction.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2010.