CV

education

2013
Ph.D. English Literature. The Ohio State University

2008
M.A. English Literature. University of South Florida

2001
B.A. English Writing and History. Knox College


employment

2018–
Assistant Professor, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2015–2018
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2013–2015
Senior Lecturer, Department of English, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


publications

EDITORIAL POSITIONS
2014
Guest Editor. Special Issue on Poetry and Narrative Theory, Narrative 22.2

ESSAYS
In Progress
"Objectivist to Concrete: Transnational Literary Networks & Mid-Century Avant-Garde Journals." Narrating Nonhuman Spaces: Form, Story and Experience Beyond Anthropocentrism. Eds. Marco Caracciolo, Marlene Marcussen, David Rodriguez. Pennsylvania State UP

Forthcoming
"Lithic Time, Human Time, Lyric Space: Narrating the Anthropocene." Experiencing Nonhuman Spaces

2018
"The Middle, the East, the West of Erin: Narrative Disorientation and the Production of Space." Special issue on Geographical Narrative, Frontiers of Narrative Studies 4.2

2014
"Preface: Special Issue on Poetry and Narrative Theory." Narrative 22.2

"Narrative in Concrete / Concrete in Narrative: Visual Poetry and Narrative Theory." Narrative 22.2

"'You'll remember Mercury': The Avant-Garde Worlds of Edwin Morgan’s Science-Fiction Poetry." Science Fiction Studies 41.1

2009
"'I Am Becoming an Island Dweller': Postmodern Space-Time in J. M. Coetzee's Foe." On and Off the Page: Mapping Place in Text and Culture, edited by Matt Hackler

REVIEWS
ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES
GENERAL AUDIENCE

2017
"Zen and the Art of Unnatural Narrative." Rev. of Unnatural Narrative: Impossible Worlds in Fiction and Drama by Jan Alber, Papers on Language and Literature 53.3

2016
"Lewis Grassic Gibbon." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism

Rev. of The International Companion to Edwin Morgan edited by Alan Riach. The Bottle Imp: The Association for Scottish Literary Studies 20

2014
"Origins Top Ten: Scotland and the United Kingdom." Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective

2014
"Puppets, Pantomime, Play," Rev. of A Mind-Bending Evening of Beckett, directed by Bob Flanagan. The Beckett Circle


invited talks


2018
“Lithic Time, Lyric Space: Narrating the Anthropocene.” Department of English Seminar Series. American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2017
Keynote. "Aesthetic Time, Geologic Time: Narrative Anthropocenes." Confronting the Narratives of the Anthropocene, Tampere, Finland

"Fictionality in the Anthropocene." Centre for Fictionality Studies, Aarhus, Denmark

“Lithic Time, Human Time, Lyric Space: Narrating the Anthropocene.” Experiencing Nonhuman Spaces Workshop, Ghent, Belgium

2014
"Scottish Independence and Scottish Literature." Department of English, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH


conference
presentations

2019
“Towards a Nonscalable Narratology.” International Conference on Narrative, Pamplona, Spain

2018
“Of Ice and Octopi: Nature Poetry and Unnatural Narrative.” International Conference on Narrative, Montreal, QC

2017
"Visual Archives: Scottish Concrete Poetry and Midcentury Transatlantic Networks" World Congress of Scottish Literature, Vancouver, BC

"Lithic Time, Human Time, Lyric Space: Narrating the Poetic Anthropocene." International Conference on Narrative, Lexington, KY

2015
"From Objective to Concrete: Black Mountain, Wild Hawthorn, and Midcentury Avant-Garde Networks." Modernist Studies Association Conference, Boston, MA

"'The inexistent center of a formless place': Mindless Space in Beckett’s Late Fiction." Modern Language Association Convention, Vancouver, BC

2013
"Impossible Monuments: Imagined Space, Textual Space, and Political Power. "ASAP/5 Conference [Assoc. for the Study of the Arts of the Present], Detroit, MI

2012
"Edwin Morgan and Russian Futurism on the Red Planet." ASAP/4 Symposium, London, England

2012
"Bureaucracy and the Aftermath of Beckett’s Closed Spaces." Beckett and the ‘State’ of Ireland Conference, Dublin, Ireland

2012
"Narrative in Concrete / Concrete in Narrative: Visual Poetry and Narrative Theory." International Conference on Narrative, Las Vegas, NV

2011
"Garden Space, Textual Space, and Ian Hamilton Finlay." ASAP/3 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

2011
"'Molecular Reconstitution Is No Sinecure’: The World(s) of Science Fiction Poetry." International Conference on Narrative, St. Louis, MO

2010
"Utopian Postmodernism and Contemporary Poetry." Modernist Studies Association Conference, Victoria, BC

2010
"Ghosts and Pilgrims: Narrative Space and Poetic Form in Heaney’s 'Station Island.'" International Conference on Narrative, Cleveland, OH

2009
"'Six Planes of Solid Bone': The Dialogical Space of Samuel Beckett’s Malone Dies." International Conference on Narrative, Birmingham, England

2008
"'I Am Becoming an Island Dweller': Postmodern Narrative Space in J. M. Coetzee’s Foe." The Louisiana Conference on Language and Literature, Lafayette, LA

2007
"Futurism and Wikis: Convergence and Conflict in Online Collaborative Space." Computers and Writing: Virtual Urbanism, Detroit, MI


moderator
chair

2019
Ecology and Narrative II: Fictionality, Ethics, and Genre. Chair, International Conference on Narrative, Pamplona, Spain

2016
Ohio Energy, Ecology, Culture: A Humanities Roundtable. Ohio University, Athens, OH

2014
Poetry and Narrative Theory: Roundtable. International Conference on Narrative, Boston, MA

2013
Monuments and Commemoration. Chair, ASAP/5 Conference, Detroit, MI

2011
Nature, Environment, Art. Chair, ASAP/3 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

2010
Everyday Modernism. Chair, Modernist Studies Association Conference, Victoria, BC


fellowships
awards
grants

2019
Seed Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, American University of Sharjah

2017
Helm Fellowship. The Lilly Library, Indiana University

2016
Charles Abbott Fellowship. Humanities Institute, State University of New York at Buffalo

2012
Mary Lundie Stewart Vorman Fellowship. Department of English, The Ohio State University

2012
G. Michael Riley International Academic Award, Honorable Mention. College of Arts & Humanities, The Ohio State University

2012
Graduate Small Research Grant. College of Arts & Humanities, The Ohio State University

2012
Project Narrative Travel Grant. Department of English, The Ohio State University

2011
Mary Lundie Stewart Vorman Travel Grant. Department of English, The Ohio State University

2011
Graduate Small Research Grant. College of Arts & Humanities, The Ohio State University

2011
Project Narrative Travel Grant. Department of English, The Ohio State University

2010
Sacks Award for Best Graduate Essay in Narrative Studies, Honorable Mention. Department of English, The Ohio State University

2010
Project Narrative Travel Grant. Department of English, The Ohio State University

2009
Project Narrative Travel Grant. Department of English, The Ohio State University


teaching
experience

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Modern British Novel: Collapsing Empires and Ecologies
Autumn 2019

East Meets West: Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters
Autumn 2018

Creative Writing
Spring 2020 (Scheduled)

Introduction to Literature
Spring 2019

Senior Thesis Advising
Autumn 2019

Advanced Academic Writing
Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020 (Scheduled)

Public Speaking
Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019


OHIO UNIVERSITY
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Critical Theory II: Contemporary Poetics and Spatial Theory [Graduate]
Spring 2017

Modern and Contemporary British and Irish Poetry
Spring 2017, Spring 2018

British and Irish Literature (1900 to Present): The Literature of Four Nations
Spring 2016, Autumn 2017

Honors Tutorial: Twentieth-Century British and Irish Literature
Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018

Writing about the Environment
Spring 2018

Science Fiction and Gender
Spring 2016

Women and Writing
Autumn 2015

Introduction to Poetry and Drama
Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2018

Introduction to Fiction and Nonfiction
Autumn 2015, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017

Writing and Rhetoric I
Autumn 2016


THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
SENIOR LECTURER
Contemporary Experimental Literature
May 2015

Modern and Contemporary Scottish Narrative
Spring 2014

Twentieth-Century British Fiction
Autumn 2013

Introduction to Fiction
Spring 2015

Introduction to Poetry
Autumn 2013

Writing for English Majors
Spring 2014, Autumn 2014

First-Year English Composition: Literature Focus
Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014


OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
GRADUATE TEACHING ASSOCIATE
Selected Works of British Literature: 1800 to the Present
Winter 2011

Introduction to Fiction
Spring 2013

Introduction to Poetry
Autumn 2012

First-Year English Composition: Literature Focus
Autumn 2009, Winter 2010, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010

First-Year English Composition
Autumn 2008, Winter 2009, Spring 2009, Summer 2010.


HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
Freshman English I
Summer 2008

Freshman English II
Summer 2008


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
GRADUATE TEACHING ASSOCIATE
Composition II
Spring, 2007, Summer 2007

Composition I
Autumn 2006


service

JOURNALS/PROFESSIONAL
2019–
Sustainability Committee, International Society for the Study of Narrative

2017–
Peer Reviewer, ASAP/J

2017–
Peer Reviewer, Victorian Studies

2017–
Peer Reviewer, C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings

2017–
Peer Reviewer, Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry

2017–
Reader, New Ohio Review

2016–
Peer Reviewer, Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal

2016
Editorial Advisor, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, vol. 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond

2015–
Planning Committee, Modernist Studies Association Conference 2018. Columbus, OH

2015–
Peer Reviewer, Poetics Today

2014–
Peer Reviewer, College Literature

2013–
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Beckett Studies

2012–2013
Graduate Assistant, International James Joyce Foundation

2011–2012
Program Assistant, Project Narrative

2011–2012
Assistant to the Editor, Narrative


AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
2019–
Hiring Committee, Department of English

2018–
Curriculum and Quality Committee, Department of English.

2018–
BA Review Task and Finishing Committee, Department of English.

2018–2019
Website Steering Committee, Department of English.


OHIO UNIVERSITY
2017
Faculty Coordinator for “Literary Space/Time: A Symposium”

2016
Coordinator for Visiting Speakers Thomas S. Davis, Marguerite Shaffer, Peter Shulman, and Mary Thomas
“Ohio Energy, Ecology, Culture: A Humanities Roundtable”

2015–2016
Undergraduate Committee, Department of English


THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
2014–2015
At-Large Representative for Associated Faculty, English Department Council

2014–2015
Associated Faculty Representative, Lectures and Events Committee, Department of English

2013
Coordinator for Visiting Speakers Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle, “Beckett’s Library and Manuscripts”

2011–2012
Research Assistant to James Phelan, Distinguished University Professor of English. Ohio State University

2008–2009
Participant. Writer’s Blog Pilot Program. First-Year Writing Program


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
2007–2008
Research Assistant to Laura Runge, Professor of English and Graduate Director. University of South Florida

2007–2008
Editor. Inklinks: University of South Florida English Graduate Newsletter

2007–2008
Consultant, University of South Florida Writing Center

2008
Assistant to Department of English Graduate Recruitment Committee

2007
Coordinator. English Graduate Student Association Fall Colloquium

2006
Essay Evaluator. Cognitive Level and Quality Writing Assessment. Office of Assessment