Prior to arriving at Boston College in 2014, I taught at Yale University while completing my doctorate.
In my teaching, I aim to bring literature to life through formal and historical analysis. A significant linguistic and cultural distance separates us from premodern Britain. I lead students to close that distance through comparisons to modern literature and then reopen it with their newfound expertise. I present historical study as a dialectical process of identification and estrangement. Two foci of my teaching and course design are literary genre and social placement. My goal is to help students become critically aware readers and citizens by confronting the multiple histories that led to the present moment.