I am an Associate Professor of English, specializing in medieval literature, at the College of Charleston.
In Fall 2012, I taught ENGL 201 (British Literature to 1800) and ENGL 309 (English Language: Grammar and History).
In Fall 2011, I taught ENGL 299 (Introduction to English Studies) and ENGL 395 (Making Matter Matter in Premodern England).
I have three recent and forthcoming publications.
Recently published with punctum books is a collection I co-edited, called Dark Chaucer. (This, like all punctum books publications, is available for free as an electronic download, and you may also purchase a print-on-demand copy for just $15.) In it, I have an essay called “Disconsolate Poetics.”
In December 2011 appeared the essay “Late-Medieval Conduct Literature” in the History of British Women’s Writing, 700-1500 (ed. Liz Herbert McAvoy and Diane Watt).
Forthcoming in Spring 2013 is a journal article based on my experiences teaching the senior seminar “Medieval Prime Time” in Spring 2011; this article is part of a special issue of the journal Pedagogy on “Teaching Off the Grid” (that is, using non-canonical texts in the medieval English literature classroom).
My academic year holds five conferences and symposia:
I am currently co-organizing a series of two symposia sponsored by the BABEL Working Group in 2013 on Critical/Liberal/Arts, hosted at the University of California at Irvine in April 2013 and by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in September 2013.
In January 2013, I participated in the Modern Language Association convention in Boston, as part of a roundtable sponsored by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals on “Inventing New Journals: The Pressures for and against New Scholarly Publications.”
In September 2012 I co-organized the BABEL Working Group’s second biennial conference in Boston. There, I presented a paper on “Medieval Drag: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the SCA” and co-organized a session on “Will It Blend? Equipping the Humanities Lab.”During summer 2012, I organized a session on “Emotional Literacy” for the New Chaucer Society congress in Portland in July, where I also presented a talk on “Reckoning with Divine Things.”
In May 2012 I attended the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, to present on “61 Reasons I Can’t Leave This Ashmole” in the “Fuck Me: On Never Letting Go” roundtable session sponsored by the BABEL Working Group; I chaired the complementary session called “Fuck This: On Finally Letting Go.” At Kalamazoo I also presented a paper on “Allied Objects in Medieval Romance” in a session on “Romance and the Material Book.”
In June 2013 I will attend the Middle Ages in the Modern World conference at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, where I will present a talk on “Representing Re-enactment.”
I am also at work on a book, Objects of Affection: The Book and the Household in Late Medieval England.
I co-edit the journal postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies.
I am co-founder and treasurer of the BABEL Working Group.
I am a member of the English Department’s Curriculum Committee.