Revised December 2016
2012– Assistant Professor of English (Tenure Track), Framingham State University
2011– Visiting Scholar, Co-Editor of the Modern American Poetry Site, Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2011–2012 National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow in Poetics, The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University
Teaching and Research Areas: modern poetry, modernism, print and media culture, digital humanities, cultural studies, poetry writing
2010 PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: English
2008 Graduate Certificate, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2005 MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: English
2002 MA, The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars: Poetry Writing (terminal degree, before conversion to the MFA)
2001 BA, University of Utah: English (Magna Cum Laude)
Study abroad at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England (1998–1999)
2017 Poetic Modernism in the Culture of Mass Print (Hopkins Studies in Modernism Series, Johns Hopkins UP; winner of the 2014 Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Book Award for a first book manuscript).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
2012 “Movies, Modernity, and All that Jazz: Langston Hughes’s Montage of a Dream Deferred,” African American Review 44.1–2 (Spring 2012): 85–96. Reprinted in Langston Hughes, New Edition, Bloom’s Modern Critical Views Series, ed. Harold Bloom (Chelsea House, 2014).
2011 “Scrapping Modernism: Marianne Moore and the Making of the Modern Collage Poem,” Modernism/modernity 18.1 (January 2011): 43–66.
2010 “A Tea-Pot Tempest: The Chap-Book and the Making of the Modern Little Magazine,” Journal of Modern Periodical Studies 1.2 (2010): 193–215.
2010 “Imitations, Manipulations and Interpretations: Creative Writing in the Critical Classroom,” Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 12/13 (Spring/Fall 2010): 158–163.
2009 “Making Modern Poetry: Format, Genre and the Invention of Imagism(e),” jml: Journal of Modern Literature 32.2 (Winter 2009): 20–40.
2015 “‘A Place Known to the World as Devonshire Street’: Modernism, Commercialism and The Poetry Bookshop” in The Rise of the Modernist Bookshop: Books and the Commerce of Culture in the Twentieth Century, edited by Huw Osborne (Ashgate, 2015).
2014 “Modern American Archives and Scrapbook Modernism,” Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry, edited by Walter Kalaidjian (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
2013 “From Close-Reading to Cross-Reading: Sacco-Vanzetti Poetry and the Politics of the New Formalism” in New Formalisms and Literary Theory, edited by Verena Theile and Linda Tredennick (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
Reviews and Short Pieces
2006 “The Art of Teaching Teaching,” review of Jay Parini’s The Art of Teaching, Pedagogy 6.1 (Winter 2006): 173–178.
2004 On “The Shield that Came Back” by N. Scott Momaday (Modern American Poetry Site). Reprinted in Bruce Ballenger, The Curious Writer, 5th Edition (Pearson, 2016).
2004 On “Ku Klux” by Langston Hughes (Modern American Poetry Site).
2016– “Text Mining Women’s Poetry in the Modern Magazines,” Women, Periodicals, and Print Culture in Britain, 1890s-1920s: The Modernist Period (Edinburgh UP; 7500 words, revision stage).
2016– “Educating the ‘Perfect Imagist’: Greek Literature and Classical Scholarship in the Poetry of H. D.,” Brill’s Companion to Classical Receptions: International Modernism and the Avant Garde, co-authored with Bryan Brinkman (Brill; 5,000 words, proof stage).
Works in Progress
2015– A digital humanities project using topic modeling, data mining, and geo-temporal mapping to argue for a much wider and more historically enmeshed understanding of modern poetry than scholars have generally acknowledged. Attention is given to how both canonical and popular poetry foreground a rapidly changing modernity increasingly marked by questions of gender, sexual, and racial identity; disputes over capital and labor; and an increasingly global consciousness crystalized in technological advancement and war.
2015– A study of how author’s houses, library reading rooms, bookstores, and literary walking tours foreground an intersection of material culture and affect in the museumization of modernism.
Edited Digital Work
2010– Modern American Poetry Site (MAPS), co-editor with Cary Nelson. A scholarly resource for the study and teaching of modern and contemporary American poetry, with materials on approximately 200 poets: www.english.illinois.edu/maps and www.modernamericanpoetry.org.
National Awards and Fellowships
2012 American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellowship (two-year postdoctoral fellowship awarded to 50 Humanities scholars in a national competition; fellowship forfeited upon being offered a tenure-track position).
2011–2012 National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Poetics, The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University.
2015 Philip Jones Fellowship from the Ephemera Society of America (funds used to study travel scrapbooks at the Yellowstone National Park Archives).
Funded Participation in Seminars and Institutes
2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, “Black Poetry after the Black Arts Movement” (two-week institute, July 2015, University of Kansas).
2014 First Book Institute, (one-week institute, June 2014, Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State University).
2011 Rare Book School (one-week course, “Digitizing the Historical Record,” July 2011, University of Virginia).
2010 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, “Magazine Modernism” (month-long seminar, July 2010, University of Tulsa).
Institutional Grants, Honors and Awards
Framingham State University
2015– Institutional Grant to support the development and maintenance of the Modern American Poetry Site ($3000).
2015 Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship and Service (CELTSS) course release.
2013 Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship and Service (CELTSS) award to fund presentation at the Modern Language Association convention.
2013 Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship and Service (CELTSS) award to fund a student hire for the Modern American Poetry Site (MAPS).
University of Illinois
2009–2010 Lauter-McDougal English Departmental Dissertation Completion Fellowship (competitive award given to one PhD candidate in English each year).
2008 Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant (Spring 2008, competitive award for archival research at multiple libraries in the United States and Britain).
2008 Gragg-Barr English Departmental Fellowship (Fall 2008, competitive course release).
2007 Gragg-Barr English Departmental Fellowship (Fall 2007, competitive course release).
2006 Summer Research Fellowship (Summer 2006, competitive award).
Johns Hopkins University
2002–2003 Elliot Coleman Writing Fellowship (academic-year, full-support teaching and writing fellowship, given to three graduating MA candidates in poetry from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University).
Selected Conference Presentations
2015 “The Imagist Revolution in the Modernist Magazines,” Modernist Studies Association convention (November 2015).
2014 “‘The Most Poetically-Effective Order’: The Golden Treasury and Modern Poetic Value,” Modernist Studies Association convention (November 2014).
2014 “A Chicago Institution: The Harriet Monroe Collection and the Rise of the Modern Poetry Archive,” Modern Language Association convention (January 2014).
2013 “Modern American Archives and Scrapbook Modernism,” Northeast Modern Language Association convention (March 2013).
2013 “Reconfiguring the Modern American Poetry Site,” Northeast Modern Language Association convention (March 2013).
2011 “Eliot as Collector,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention (November 2011).
2011 “The Power of Poetry in the Modern Age of Print” (session organizer), South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention (November 2011).
2011 “Making Modernism: International Copyright, U.S. Trade Protection, and the Rise of the House of Faber,” Modernist Studies Association conference (October 2011).
2008 “Poetry as Pedagogy: Creative Writing in the Critical Classroom,” Modern Language Association convention (December 2008).
2008 “Scrapping Modernism: The Turn-Of-The-Century Scrapbook as Model for the Modern Quoting Poem,” Lifting Belly High: Women’s Poetry Since 1900 conference (September 2008); Modernist Studies Association conference (November 2008); Midwest Modern Language Association conference (November 2007).
2007 “Presenting Poetry: The Objectification of the Poem in A Magazine of Verse,” New Directions in Textual Culture symposium, University of Stirling, Scotland (February 2007).
2014 “Charlotte Champe Stearns Eliot,” 175th Anniversary Program, Framingham State University (May and October 2014).
Framingham State University (2012-)
Studies in American Literature: Contemporary American Poetry (Fall 2014)
American Writers II (Spring 2016 [Honors], Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012)
Expository Writing (Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014 [Honors], Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012)
Literary Study (Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012)
Modern British and American Poetry (Fall 2015, Fall 2013)
Contemporary American Poetry (Fall 2014)
2012 Material Modernisms, course on modern print culture (Spring 2012)
University of Utah
2010 Gender and Contemporary Issues (Summer 2010)
2003 Introduction to Critical Theory (Summer 2003, teaching assistant)
University of Illinois (2004–2008)
Poetry Since 1940 (Spring 2008)
Chicago: Making It Modern (Spring 2008)*
Introduction to American Literature (2 sections: Fall 2007, Spring 2007)
Introduction to Literary Study for Majors (Fall 2006)*
Introduction to Composition (2 sections: Fall 2006, Fall 2003)
Introduction to Fiction (Spring 2006)
Introduction to Poetry (Fall 2005)
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (Fall 2005)
Advanced Composition (2 sections: Spring 2005)*
Ethnography of the University (3 sections: Spring 2005, Fall 2004; Spring 2004)
* Placed on university-wide list of Teachers Ranked as Excellent
Johns Hopkins University (2001–2003)
Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, Part II, creative writing course (2 sections: Spring 2003, Spring 2002)
Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, Part I, creative writing course (2 sections: Fall 2002, Fall 2001)
2015 Advisory board member, Anthology of Modern American Poetry, Second Edition (Oxford University Press, 2015).
2015– Advisory board member and manuscript reviewer, New American Notes Online (http://nanocrit.com/).
2012– Journal manuscript reviewer, PMLA, Modernism/modernity; LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory; Affirmations: Of the Modern; Journal of American Studies.
Institutional Service (Framingham State University)
2013–2016 University Curriculum Committee
Departmental Service (Framingham State University)
2012– English Departmental Curriculum Committee (Committee Chair 2014–2016)
2014– English Department Graduate Committee
2012–2014 First-Year Writing Committee
American Association of University Professors
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Modern Language Association
Modernist Studies Association
Northeast Modern Language Association
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing
2015 Programming for Humanists (Intermediate Level, Online, Spring Semester 2015)
Microsoft Office 2013
Course Management Software: Blackboard
Web Design Software: Dreamweaver, oXygen,
HTML and XML (including XML schema, XSLT, and CSS)
R Statistical Software for Humanities Applications (Topic Modeling, Text Mining)
References are available upon request.