I specialize in early modern English literature, with a particular emphasis on environmental and economic approaches. At Lewis-Clark State College, I teach classes in Medieval and Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, and composition. I received my Ph.D. in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Courses I Teach
English 451: Renaissance Literature
English 433: Medieval Literature
English 370: Dramatic Literature
English 320: Shakespeare
English 267: British Literature I
English 261: Mythologies
English 210: Literary Analysis
English 175: Literature and Ideas
English 102: Research Writing
English 101: College Writing
The Concept of Nature in Early Modern English Literature. Cambridge University Press, 2019
(with Scott Slovic) Nature and Literary Studies. Cambridge University Press, 2022.
"Oeconomy and Ecology in Early Modern England" PMLA 132.5 (2017)
"'Home to the slaughter': Noah's Ark and the Seventeenth-Century Country House Poem" Modern Philology 113.4 (2016): 507-529.
"Jonson's Universal Parasite: Patronage and Embodied Critique in 'To Penshurst'" Studies in Philology 111.2 (2014): 255-281
"Importing Ease: Merchant Trade in the Country House Poems of Mildmay Fane" Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 13.1 (2013): 130-150.
"Satan's Pause: Wonder and Environmental Preservation in Paradise Lost" ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 20.4 (2013): 817-836.
"Silvan Matters: Error and Instrumentality in Book 1 of The Faerie Queene" Spenser Studies 28 (2013): 119-143
"Sir Kenelm Digby's Conspicuous Revisions of 'Concerning Spencer'" Notes & Queries 58.2 (2011): 292-293.