Department of English
L&L Bldg., 423
I grew up near Portland, Oregon, earning my B.A. at Portland State University and M.A. at the the University of Oregon. During a 12-year hiatus from academics, I ran a family-owned advertising agency. After deciding I'd rather read books for a living, I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Washington. I have taught at CWU since 1998, specializing in eighteenth-century and Romantic period British literature, the novel, poetry, and literary theory. My current scholarly interests include narratology, space in literature, and the representation of embodied thinking in the novel. In my spare time I enjoy watching birds, peering through a telescope at faint nebulae, and suffering defeat from my more skilled colleagues at ping pong.
Recent Conference Papers
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