Publications and Scholarly Activity

Academic Articles and Book Chapters

“Necessary Murder: Eating Meat against Fascism in Orwell and Auden.” Chapter forthcoming in Literature and Meat since 1900 (Palgrave, 2019).

“The Animal Novel as Biopolitical Critique: Henry Williamson’s Tarka the Otter.” Article forthcoming in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, 2019 issue TBD.

“‘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.

 

Reviews

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Disavowal of the Human Animal.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, 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, February 2014

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

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

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

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