Associate Professor of English; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Faculty, University of Toronto Scarborough
Office Phone: 416-287-7147
UTSC Office Location: University of Toronto Scarborough, H317
Office Location and/or Leave Status: On leave July 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019.
Teaching and Research Interests: Nineteenth-Century American Literature; Ethnicity in American Literature; Liberalism; Romanticism; Lyric Poetry; Social Class in literature and literary criticism.
B.A. Yale 1986; Ph.D. Harvard 1999
“Introduction” and “Chronology”, Volume 4, The Cambridge History of American Literature: Nineteenth Century Poetry 1800 - 1910, Sacvan Bercovitch ed. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004)
“Shylock in Love: Economic Metaphors in Shakespeare’s Sonnets,” Raritan Fall 2002
“The Irish-American Ascendancy,” review essay, Robert A. Slayton, Empire Statesman: The Rise and Redemption of Al Smith (New York: The Free Press, 2001); Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor, American Pharoah: Mayor Richard J. Daley: His Battle for Chicago and the Nation (Boston: Little, Brown, 2000); John A. Farrell, Tip O’Neill and the Democratic Century (Boston: Little, Brown, 2001). Commonwealth (Fall 2001)
“Bocce Alone,” editorial, Commonwealth (Winter 2001) 94-5
“The Suburban Village,” review essay, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck, Suburban Nation (New York: North Point Press, 2000); Rosalyn Baxandall and Elizabeth Ewen, Picture Windows (New York: Basic Books, 2000). Commonwealth (Summer 2000) 82-5
Review of Andre Dubus, Dancing After Hours: Stories (New York: Knopf, 1996) Commonwealth, May 17, (1996) 24-6
Just completed Emerson's Liberalism, a book-length study of the role of liberal ideas, values, and narratives in the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson from his earliest notebooks through the antislavery writings, The Conduct of Life (1860), and "The Fortune of the Republic."