I am an Associate Professor of English at Villanova University, where I am affiliated faculty with Irish Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies and the author of Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language (Cambridge University Press, 2015). My essays have also appeared in The Cambridge Companion to European Modernism, the James Joyce Quarterly, The Journal of the T.S. Eliot Society, Modernism / modernity, Philosophy and Literature, and Poetics Today.
My work has been supported by fellowships from the Harry Ransom Center, the Huntington Library, and the Beinecke Library. In 2019-2020, I was a Visiting Fellow at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. I am a two-time lecturer at the T. S. Eliot International Summer School in London. I am at work on two new projects: one on Hilary Mantel’s connections to Virginia Woolf, and another on T. S. Eliot and the novel. With David E. Chinitz, I am editing Eliot Now (Bloomsbury 2022), a group of revisionary approaches to the works of T. S. Eliot set to appear at the centenary of The Waste Land. I spearheaded a group of essays for the print plus feature of Modernism/ modernity on reading The Waste Land with the MeToo generation. and edited and introduced a group of responses called “#MeToo and Modernism.” I received my Ph.D. from Yale in 2008.