Graduate Program Faculty
3021 Wescoe Hall
Ph.D. (SUNY, Buffalo)
Areas of Research
U.S. writing and culture before 1900, especially late enlightenment and early national period; cultural politics of the Atlantic world during the revolutionary and Napoleonic period generally; literary theory, poststructuralism, cultural studies, cultural materialism, marxism, and world-systems theory.
Co-editor (With Elizabeh Hewitt and Mark L. Kamrath), Letters and Early Epistolary Writings, volume 1 of Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown (Bucknell University Press, 2013).
Co-editor (with Stephen Shapiro), A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Abridged, with Related Texts, by Mary Wollstonecraft (Hackett Publishing, 2013).
Co-Editor, Ormond; or The Secret Witness, with Related Texts, by Charles Brockden Brown (Hackett Publishing, 2009)
Co-editor, Wieland; or the Transformation, with Related Texts, by Charles Brockden Brown (Hackett Publishing, 2009).
Co-editor, Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793, with Related Texts, by Charles Brockden Brown. (Hackett Publishing, 2008).
Co-editor, Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker, with Related Texts, by Charles Brockden Brown (Hackett Publishing, 2006).
Co-editor (with Mark L. Kamrath and Stephen Shapiro), Revising Charles Brockden Brown: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality in the Early Republic (U of Tennessee P, 2004).
English translations and editions of Lacoue-Labarthe Nancy, The Literary Absolute (first pub. 1978; with Lester); Sollers, Writing and the Experience of Limits (first pub. 1971); Sarduy, For Voice (first pub. 1969); Guéry&DeleuleThe Productive Body (first pub. 1972; forthcoming, with Shapiro).
“SeveroSarduy’sBeach Birds.” Calque: New Translations 3 (2007), 222-230.
“Retold Legends: Washington Irving, James Kirke Paulding, and John Pendleton Kennedy.” In ShirleySamuels, ed., A Companion to American Fiction, 1780-1865. New York: Blackwell Publishing, 2004. 330-341.
“Culture and Authority in the Historical Sketches,” in Barnard, Kamrath, Shapiro, eds,
Revising Charles Brockden Brown. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2004. 310-331.
Chancellor's Club Teaching Professorship, named 2012
Big XII Faculty Fellowship, KU-U of Texas at Austin, 2011
Mabel S. Fry Graduate Teaching Award, Department of English, KU, 2010 and 1996
National Endowment for the Humanities New Editions grant for developing Volume I of The Letters of Charles Brockden Brown, 2010-12
Conger-Gabel Teaching Professor, Department of English, 2007-10
My primary interests are in the cultural politics of the Atlantic revolutionary age (1780-1830); historical materialism and "theory" since post-structuralism; and the theory and practice of translation. I am particularly interested in the novel during the revolutionary age and in US novelist Charles Brockden Brown. I have developed new editions of Brown's best-known novels working along with Stephen Shapiro (University of Warwick). I am textual editor for the Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition, an ongoing project to produce a scholarly edition of all of Brown's non-novelistic writings, and a co-editor of that project's vol. 1 (Letters and early epistolary writings) and vol. 5 (Historical Sketches and related fragments). Upcoming projects also include an English edition (translation and introduction) of François Guéry and Didier Deleule's Le corps productif, a key theoretical work first published in 1972; and an English edition of Le Comte de Haag (1872), a serial novel by US Francophone and African American writer Victor Séjour