Title: Senior Lecturer
Office: Benson 422
- Ph.D., English, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
- M.A., English, Columbia University, New York, NY
- B.A., English, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
- British Literature and Culture, 1660-1840
- Critical Theory
- Literature and the philosophy of history (esp. theories of the event, universal history, catastrophe)
- I am currently working on two very different book projects. Reading across literature, visual art and the philosophy of history, "Catastrophe Enlightenment" examines the role that disaster plays in reshaping the modern conceptions of time, eschatology, and the event. As part of this research, I am also editing a new edition of Daniel Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year for Broadview Press.
- Recently I have begun a second book-length project, tentatively titled "Hospitality in the Age of Austen." The study explores the intersection of cosmopolitan hospitality, human rights discourse, and the consolidation of novel worlds during the Romantic period. A chapter of this project on Burney's novel The Wanderer recently appeared as "The Novel of Universal Peace" in Cultural Critique.
- ENGL 117W: "Theory Noir"
- ENGL 337: "Theory and Life" (graduate seminar)
- Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English, Michigan State University.
- North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
- American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies
- Modern Language Association
- American Comparative Literature Association
- SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
- "Mary Wollstonecraft's Perpetual Disaster," Romantic Circles Praxis Series (special issue on "Romanticism and Disaster," eds. Jacques Khalip and David Collings). http://www.rc.umd.edu/praxis/disaster/HTML/praxis.2012.juengel.html
- "The Novel of Universal Peace," Cultural Critique 79 (Fall 2011) 60-93.
- “The Early Novel and Catastrophe,” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 42.3 (Fall 2009; special issue on “Theories of the Novel Now”) 443-451.
- "Doing Things with Fanny Hill," ELH 76.2 (Summer 2009) 419-446.
- "Mungo Park's Artificial Skin; or, The Year the White Man Passed," The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 47.1 (Spring 2006) 19-38.
- "Of Beauty, Cruelty and Animal Life: Hogarth's Baroque," differences: a journal of feminist cultural studies 16.1 (April 2005) 24-62.
- "Benjamin's Urgency" (co-authored with Justus Nieland), CR: The New Centennial Review 5.2 (Fall 2005) 189-213.
- "Bare-Knuckle Boxing and the Pedagogy of National Manhood," Studies in Popular Culture 25.3 (April 2003) 91-110.
- "Countenancing History: Mary Wollstonecraft, Samuel Stanhope Smith, and Enlightenment Racial Science," ELH 68.4 (Winter 2001) 897-927.
- "Face, Figure, Physiognomics: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Moving Image," Novel: A Forum on Fiction 33.3 (Summer 2000) 353-376.
- "Godwin, Lavater and the Pleasures of Surface," Studies in Romanticism 35.1 (Spring 1996) 73-98.