Publications and Scholarly Activity


The Poetics of Utopia: Shadows of Futurity in Yeats and Auden, Bloomsbury, 2023.

Academic Articles and Book Chapters

“Genres and Forms: Poetry.” The Edinburgh Companion to Vegan Literary Studies, edited by Laura Wright and Emelia Quinn, Edinburgh UP, 2022, pp. 193-202.

"Sex in a Warming World: Lady Chatterley's Lover as Fossil Fuel Fiction." Studies in the Novel, vol. 52, no. 2, 2020, pp. 288-304.

“Necessary Murder: Eating Meat against Fascism in Orwell and Auden.” Literature and Meat since 1900, edited by John Miller and Seán McCorry, Palgrave, 2019, pp. 70-90.

“The Animal Novel as Biopolitical Critique: Henry Williamson’s Tarka the Otter.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, vol. 26, no. 3, 2019, pp. 540-69.

“‘The True Struggle’: Orwell and the Specter of the Animal.” LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, vol. 28, no. 4, 2017, pp. 335-53.

“Love and Other Gods: Personification and Volition in Auden’s Poetry.” Twentieth-Century Literature, vol. 60, no. 3, 2014, pp. 367-96.

“Believing in Tigers: Anthropomorphism and Incredulity in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi.” Studies in Canadian Literature, vol. 29, no. 2, 2004, pp. 22-35.



Review of Michael Rubenstein and Justin Neuman, Modernism and Its Environments. Bloomsbury, 2020. ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, vol. 28, no. 1, 2021, pp. 394-96.

Review of Ben Hickman, John Ashbery and English Poetry. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2012. Review of English Studies, no. 264, 2012, pp. 364-65.


Conference Presentations

“Woolf’s Multispecies Streets.” Modernist Studies Association, Brooklyn, NY, forthcoming October 2023

“The Haunted and the Hunted: Foxes as Kin in D. H. Lawrence’s The Fox and David Garnett’s Lady into Fox.” Modernist Studies Association, Portland, OR, November 2022

“‘Like a little man in a cloak he is with tiny hands': On Joyce's Bats." Midwest Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, November 2019.

“‘Weird Fauna of the Coal-Seams’: Lady Chatterley’s Lover and the Misanthropocene.” Midwest Modern Language Association, Kansas City, MO, November 2018

“Animality and the Biopolitical Temporality of Brave New World.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Tempe, AZ, November 2017

“Brave New World and the Rise of the Factory Farm.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Jacksonville, FL, November 2016

“Teaching Sustainability through Dystopian Literature.” UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) Spring Conference, Green Lake, WI, April 2016

“Orwell and the Animal Proletariat.” Modernist Studies Association, Boston, MA, November 2015

“Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Disavowal of the Human Animal.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 2015

“‘There I spurred an otter’: Henry Williamson’s Tarka the Otter and the Perils of Posthumanism." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 2014

“Very Nearly a Utopia: The Possible Paradise of W.H. Auden’s ‘In Praise of Limestone’.” Society for Utopian Studies, Milwaukee, WI, November 2010

“From Innisfree to Byzantium: The Utopias of W.B. Yeats.” Explosive Past, Radiant Future Colloquium, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, March 2010

“Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg, and Geoffrey Hill’s The Triumph of Love.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, MA, March 2009

“Yeats, Auden, and the Pursuit of the ‘True Democratic Style’.” Modernist Studies Association, Nashville, TN, November 2008