Princeton University. Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 1982
Princeton University. M.A., Comparative Literature, 1979
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. B.A., History. Phi Beta Kappa. Magna cum laude. 1971
TEACHING / PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE- Professor of English, 1995-date
SELECTED COURSES TAUGHT AT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
New York City in Literature and Art; Contemporary International Writers; Modern Poetry; Contemporary Poetry; Modernism and Modern Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Modern Irish Literature and Culture; Recent Writing from Ireland and Scotland; 20th-Century Women Writers; Virginia Woolf seminars; Introduction to Gender Studies
SELECTED PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS
"'The Terror of the Real': Harold Nicolson's War Diaries and the Sense of Place." Paper presented at the Literary London Conference, London, England, 2013.
"'Oh, BUT Virginia...': Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West, and the Dream of Peace." Paper presented the 21st Annual International Virginia Woolf Studies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 2011.
"'The Strangled, Difficult Music of the Present.'" In Virginia Woolf: Voyages Out, Voyages Home. Ed. Jane de Gay and Marion Dell. Clemson University Press, 2010.
"The New Ireland: Surveying the Surveyors." Paper presented at the SEMLA Convention, San Antonio,Texas, 2008.
"Framing DeLillo's Falling Man." Paper presented at The Novel and Its Borders Conference, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 2008.
"The Making of Woolf's America." In Virginia Woolf and the Art of Exploration. Ed. Helen Southworth and Elisa K. Sparks. Clemson University Press, 2006.
"Woolf and the American Imaginary." In Woolf and the Real World. Ed. Karen V. Kukil. Clemson University Press, 2005.
"'The Burning Ground of the Present: Woolf and Her Contemporaries." In Virginia Woolf and the Essay. Eds. Beth Rosenberg and Jeanne Dubino. NY: St. Martin's Press, 1997. 117-36.
"Reading Proust: Woolf and the Painter's Perspective." In The Multiple Muses of Virginia Woolf, ed. Diane Gillespie. (Expanded version of 1989 article.) University of Missouri Press, 1993. 58-89.
"The Making of Woolf's America." Paper presented at the 15th Annual International Virginia Woolf Studies Conference, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, 2005.
"Woolf and the American Imaginary." Paper presented at the 13th Annual International Virginia Woolf Studies Conference, Smith College, Northampton, Mass., 2003.
"'The Strangled, Difficult Music of the Present': Woolf on Identity and Difference." Paper presented at the 11th Annual International Virginia Woolf Studies Conference, University of Bangor, Wales, 2001.
Outside Reader for Blackwell's of England, 1999.
"Beauty and the Beast: Assessing Pat Barker's Great War Trilogy." Paper presented at the 1997 Great War Symposium, University of South Carolina.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Seminar on Literature and Globalization. West Virginia University. Seminar Director, Rebecca Walkowit, 2010
Chaired session on Woolf and the Visual Arts at the 19th Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference,
"The Celtic Tiger Revisited." CIEE Faculty Seminar. Dublin, 2008
Chaired session on War Trauma, the Novel, and the Holocaust at the Novel and Its Borders conference,
Chaired session on Re-envisioning Woolf with (Other) Modernist Writers at the 18th Annual International
"A New Britain: The Disunited Queendom." CIEE Faculty Seminar. London, 2006
15th Annual International Virginia Woolf Studies Conference, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, 2005
MLA Convention, Philadelphia, 2004
"Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland." CIEE Faculty Seminar. University of Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 2003
13th Annual International Virginia Woolf Studies Conference, Smith College, Northampton, Mass., 2003
Computer Technology Workshops (Dreamweaver II; Power Point), Sweet Briar College, 2002
MLA Convention, New York City, 2002
MLA Convention, New Orleans, 2001
Research at National Library in Dublin, Ireland, 2001
11th Annual International Virginia Woolf Studies Conference, University of Bangor, Wales, 2001
MLA Convention, Washington, D.C., 2000
Summer Study at Oxford University with the University of California, Berkeley Program, 2000
NCTE Summer Institute - "African American Autobiography," Karla Holloway, et al., Seminar Leaders, 2000
10th Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, University of Maryland, 2000
Southern Circuit Screening Sessions, Columbia, S.C., 1999
Logic Workshop, Margaret Hartman, Director, Sweet Briar College, August 1999
Culpeper Advanced Faculty Technology Workshop, Sweet Briar College, January, May 1999; Culpeper Computer Technology Workshop, Randolph Macon Women's College, January 1998
Designed English Department website, with Elizabeth Botea, 1998; maintain site with student assistants, 1998-present
SELECTED AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND GRANTS
Louise Garrard Davis Blanchard Memorial Fund award for Summer Study at Oxford University, 2000
NCTE Summer Institute: African-American Autobiography, Gilpin Grant, Faculty Grants Committtee, 2000
Special Curriculum Initiative Grant, Faculty Grants Committee, 1998