Professor of English; Director of Gay and Lesbian Studies Program
|2nd Title||Program Director|
|2nd Department||GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES|
|Work Location||206 Massachusetts Hall|
Ph. D., University of California, Riverside, 1987
English romanticism and British literature, 1780-1835; English literature and social power; gay and lesbian studies; disaster; antirealist and/or uncanny literature.
English romanticism; the Gothic; secularization; the cultural consequences of anticipating climate change; queer theory; Lacanian cultural theory; the critique of economics.
In the Ruins of the Future: On Living with Climate Change.
Monstrous Society: Reciprocity, Discipline, and the Political Uncanny, c. 1780-1848. Bucknell University Press, 2009.
Wordsworthian Errancies: The Poetics of Cultural Dismemberment. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.
After the Covenant: Romanticism, Secularization, and Disastrous Transcendence. European Romantic Review 21 (2010): 345-61.
The Discipline of Death: Knowledge and Power in An Essay on the Principle of Population. European Romantic Review 18 (2007): 223-230.
"The Romance of the Impossible: William Godwin in the Empty Place of Reason".
ELH: English Literary History 70 (2003): 847-874.
"On the Modest Tone of Recent Work in Romantic Studies." College Literature 28 (2001): 207-214.
"Bentham's Auto-Icon: Utilitarianism and the Evisceration of the Common Body."
Prose Studies 23 (2000): 95-127.
"The Harsh Delights of Political Duty: Thelwall, Coleridge, Wordsworth, 1795-1799." Romantic Wars: Studies in Conflict and Culture, 1793-1822. Edited by Philip Shaw. Pages 57-79. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000.
"Coleridge Beginning a Career: Desultory Authorship in 'Religious Musings.'" ELH: English Literary History 58 (1991): 167-193.