|Ph.D.||University of Notre Dame|
My Siena Experience
My Teaching Philosophy
In Philosophy, there is the idea of a tabula rasa, or empty slate. That idea made its way into theories of teaching long ago--that students came to teachers as empty slates to be "written upon." I think, however, that in good classes, we all bring our chalk to do writing on slates that already have writing on them. We can erase, rephrase, and add a good deal to each other in the course of our time together.
What I Love About Siena
I love the size of Siena. On one hand, I get to see and work with students from their beginning courses through to their senior year. It's an amazing experience to watch and help them grow for four years. That is not something I could say about bigger schools where I've worked. On the other, the school is big enough that I am constantly meeting new faces and hopefully making connections with students who might want to take another of my classes.
My Favorite Courses to Teach
I think all the courses I teach at Siena are my favorites. I get as much joy out of explaining the importance of writing and analyzing literature in English 011 as I do in my upper-level classes about film or contemporary British narrative.
My Professional Experience
|2016 - Now||Professor of English and Film Studies||Siena College|
|2012 - Now||Associate Professor of English||Siena College|
|2006 - 2012||Assistant Professor||Siena College|
Articles & Book Reviews
- "The Gender of Form and British Modernism: Rebecca West's Vorticism and BLAST"
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
- "The Invasion of the Homeland: Duncan McLean and Global Capital"
Scottish Literary Journal
- "Disruptive Testimonies: The Stakes of Surrealist Experience in Breton and Carrington"
Symposium: A Quarterly Journal of Modern Literatures
Books & Book Chapters
- The Arena Concert
- Modernism and Close Reading
- Write in Tune: Contemporary Music and Fiction
- Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music
- The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop
- Adorno and the Noise of Technological Reproduction
Modernist Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Broadcast Traces/Tracing Broadcasting in Modernity
Modernist Studies Association Conference, Buffalo, New York
- Form After Adorno
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Montreal, Canada
- The Anxiety of Authenticity in Post-Punk British Films
Sight and Sound Conference, Manchester, Great Britain
- The Broken Home/land in Contemporary Scottish Fiction
Northeast Modern Language Associatio, Boston, Massachusetts
- The Politics of New Formalism
Modernist Studies Association in Montreal, Montreal, Canada
- Barnes and Love at the End of Postmodernism
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Buffalo, New York
- Before the End: Romantic Irony and Aesthetic Experience in Late Modernism and Surrealism
Modernist Studies Association Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
- After the Scottish Devolution: The Contemporary Novel
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Modernism and the State: New Reflections on Art and Ideology
Modernist Studies Association at University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma