Associate Professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Faculty, University of Toronto Scarborough
Office Phone: 416-287-7187
UTSC Office Location: University of Toronto at Scarborough, HW-318
UTSG Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Room 813
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: On leave January 2019- June 2019
Teaching and Research Interests: Twentieth-Century American, Lyric Poetry.
B.A. (Duke), Ph.D. (Harvard)
Ashbery’s Forms of Attention (University of Alabama Press)
Co-editor, The Anthology of Rap (Yale UP)
Co-editor, Close Reading: The Reader (Duke UP)
“The Ironic Style of Sacvan Bercovitch,” in The Turn Around Religion in America (Ashgate)
“Melvillean Provocation and the Critical Art of Devotion,” in Melville and Aesthetics (Palgrave)
“The Trick’s Sick Songs,” in Frank Lentricchia: Essays on His Works (Guernica)
Articles and poems
in Africana, American Literary History, Cambridge History of American Literature, Explosive, Harvard Review, The Lights Are Out, South Atlantic Quarterly, and University of Toronto Quarterly.
Recent Canadian poetry; the values of Marianne Moore.