Associate Professor of English
- Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
- M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
- B.A., University of Wyoming
Areas of Interest:
- Early modern gardening
- Women's writing
- Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton
- Literary criticism
- Gender and Film
Gender and the Garden in Early Modern English Literature. Ashgate Press, 2007.
Making Gardens of Their Own: Gardening Manuals For Women, 1500-1750. Series III, Early Englishwomen in Print. Series editors Betty Travitsky and Anne Prescott. Ashgate Press, 2006
“It’s all about the gillyvors: Engendering Art and Nature in Shakespeare’s The Winter’sTale.” Forthcoming in Ecocritical Shakespeare. Ed. Lynne Bruckner and Daniel Brayton. Ashgate, 2010.
“’My innocent diversion of gardening’: Mary Somerset’s Plants.” Forthcoming in Renaissance Studies (2010).
(with Kirk Melnikoff) "Seasoning the Sonnet, Playing Poets: The Sonnet Slam as Extrapedagogical Event." Pedagogy. 7.2 (2007): 251-7.
"Gender, Class, and the Art of Gardening." Prose Studies. Fall 2006.
---."'In this strang labourinth how shall I turne?': Gardening, Needlework, and Writing in Mary Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature. 24.1 (2005): 35-55.
(M)Others of Science: Women, Nature, and the Development of Scientific Discourse in Seventeenth-Century England. A full-length monograph that examines the gendering of early scientific discourse in seventeenth-century England. (In preparation.)
In Dialogue with Nature: New Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modern Literature. Collection of essays about gender and plants in the early modern world (England, the continent, and transatlantic) (Co-edited with Rebecca Laroche).
"First ‘Mother of Science’: Milton’s Eve, Knowledge, and Nature” In In Dialogue with Nature: New Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modern Literature. (Co-edited with Rebecca Laroche).
- ENGL 6070: Early Modern Women Writers
- ENGL 4050/4050: Sex and the Silver Screen
- ENGL 3050: Gender and Film
- English 3100: Approaches to Literature
- English 3301: Survey of British Literature I
- English 4114/5114: Milton