Title: Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Writing, and Special Assistant to the Dean
Office: 206 Warren Center
- B.A., Samford University
- M.A, Ph.D, Vanderbilt University
- Renaissance Literature
- The English Reformation
- Religion and Literature
- Seventeenth-Century Prose
- "Bare Ruined Choirs: The Cloister and the English Imagination from the Reformation to Romanticism" (book project)
- "Robert Burton in the Cloister: Monasticism and 'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (in progress)
- English 208A.01, "Representative British Writers to 1660"
- Modern Language Association
- American Academy of Religion
- Sixteenth-Century Studies Society
- Ernest A. Jones Faculty Adviser Award, College of Arts and Science, 2008
- Harriet S. Gilliam Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Arts and Science, 2003
- Fellow, 2011-2012 Faculty Fellows Program, "Sacred Ecology: Landscape Transformations for Ritual Practice," Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities
- Fellow, "Divine Art/Infernal Machine: Attitudes Toward Printing in the Age of the Hand Press," Folger Shakespeare Library seminar, Fall 1999
- Fellow, NEH Summer Seminar, "The English Reformation: Literature, History, Art", Ohio State University, 1999
- RECENT ARTICLES
- "The Hidden History of 'Northanger Abbey': Jane Austen and the Dissolution of the Monasteries" Religion and Literature 43.1 (Spring 2011): 55-80.
- "Sir Philip Sidney’s Defense of Prophesying." SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, 50.1 (Winter 2010): 35-62.
- "Quaker Writing in the Seventeenth-Century." in Teaching Early-Modern Prose. Eds. Margaret E. Ferguson and Susannah Monta. New York: MLA Press, 2010. 132-142.
- "Religion." A Companion to Jane Austen. Eds. Claudia L. Johnson and Clara Tuite. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 314-322.
- "'I'll rouse my senses, and awake myself': Marlowe's The Jew of Malta and the Renaissance Gnostic Tradition." Religion and Literature 37.3 (2005): 37-58.
- "The Spirit and the Letter: Marlowe's Tamburlaine and Elizabethan Religious Radicalism." Studies in Philology 99 (2002): 123-151.