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. My goal is to help students become critically aware readers and citizens by confronting the multiple histories that led to the present moment.