Associate Professor (Ph.D. Rutgers)
Office: Humanities, 210 B
TEACHING AND INTERESTS
Poetry and poetics, African-American literature, ethnic literatures of the United States, modernism, environmental writing and ecoliterature, and stylistics/grammar.
“The Ecologies of African-American Poetry Collections,” Comparative American Studies, (7)2, June 2009.
"'Sprung from American Soil': the "Nature" of Africa in the Poetry of Helene Johnson," Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, (16)3, Summer 2009.
"'A Real Honest-to-Cripe Jungle': Contested Authenticities in Helene Johnson's 'Bottled'":Modernism/Modernity (14)3, September 2007. Her article is part of a cluster of papers on "Modernist Authenticities," and is based on scholarly conversations that took place at the annual meeting of the Modernist Studies Association.
"Quattro poesie di Jimmy Santiago Baca." Acoma 25. (Rome) Winter 2003. 73-79. Translation Sonia Di Loreto.