Professional and Biographical Information


At Amherst, I teach survey courses on literature of the long eighteenth century, such as "Early Women Writers" and  "Making Literary Histories, 1650-1800."  These courses allow students to put British literature from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early-nineteenth centuries in conversation. I have also taught several classes on British Romantic literature, such as "Nature and Imagination," "The Wordsworths," and "Frankenstein: The Making of a Monster." I also enjoy teaching broader courses in poetics: introductory classes on “Reading Poetry” and “Amherst Poets” allow students to engage with a wide selection of forms and traditions.


Ph.D. Princeton University (2014)

M.A. Brown University (2008)

B.A. University of Cambridge, UK (2006)


Co-editor, with Joselyn M. Almeida, Romantic Antislavery Literature and its Legacies Pedagogies and Contexts, special issue in Romantic Circles Pedagogy, forthcoming Fall 2020.

Communities of Solitude: The Invention of Loneliness in British Verse (current book project).


"Wordsworth's Lucretian Fortitude," The Wordsworth Circle, forthcoming 2021.

"Robert Southey's Sailor, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Mariner, and the Cultivation of Abolitionist Guilt," for a special Issue on Poetry and Public Feeling, Eds. Lily Gurton-Wachter and Tristram Wolff. Romantic Circles, 2021.

“'Strange Shells' of Poetry: Charlotte Smith’s Echoic Poetics,” Placing Charlotte Smith, eds. Elizabeth Dolan and Jacqueline Labbe. Lehigh University Press, 2020.

“Being alone with Dr. Winnicott,” Passions: Synapsis ed. Simona Corso. Peter Lang, 2017.

“Ophelia’s Loneliness,” ELH, 82.2 (Spring 2015).

“‘Draw me a Picture: A New Approach to Teaching Poetry,” Co-written with Prof. William Gleason, The Princeton Guide to Teaching Literature. Eds. Diana Fuss and William Gleason. Princeton University Press, 2015. pp.287-290.


Awards, Honors and Fellowships

Visiting Scholar, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford (Spring 2020).

Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching (2013).

Quin Morton Fellowship, Princeton University (2012-2014).

Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2011-12).