Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Office Hours Wednesday 10-12 and by appointment

Ph.D. Yale University



Areas of Specialty:

  • 20th century American Literature
  • World War I
  • Film
  • American Modernism
  • Visual Culture/Propaganda Posters
  • Gender Studies
Selected Publications: 
  • The New Death: American Modernism and World War I (University of Virginia, 2013).
  • Picture This!  World War I Posters and Visual Culture, ed. Pearl
    James, University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
  • "The Great Gatsby and the Context of World War I," in Approaches to Teaching The Great Gatsby, ed. Jackson Bryer and Nancy VanArsdale (NY: MLA, 2009)
  • "The Failure to Mourn in Faulkner’s Sartoris," in Modernism and Mourning, ed. Patricia Rae (Bucknell University Press, 2007): 168-184.
  • "'The Enid Problem': Dangerous Modernity in One of Ours," in Cather Studies, vol. 6: History, Memory, and War, ed. by Steven Trout (Lincoln: U Nebraska Press, 2006): 92-128.
  • "History and Masculinity in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise." Modern Fiction Studies 51.1 (2005): 1-33.
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Office Hours: Wednesdays 10-12 and by appointment in Patterson Office Tower 1227

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