I am assistant professor of British twentieth-century literature in the department of English and Textual Studies at Syracuse University.
My research interests are in modernism, twentieth-century British literature, and the history of obscenity. I am currently working on an book manuscript which explores the relationship between obscenity and literary value in early twentieth-century literature.
I am also interested in the effects of digitization on literary studies and scholarship more broadly—a broad swathe of things which include.
My curriculum vitae is available online or downloadable as a PDF.
Below are the projects which are available on the web and which I am currently working on (or which I will be actively working on again soon—I promise).
- The September Morn Archive: A collection of ephemra and other texts which emerged in response to a 1913 controversy surrounding French painter Paul Chabas's 1912 painting Matinée de Septembre. The controversy and subsequent explosion of material related to Chabas's academic nude offer a particularly fascinating episode in the history of obscenity and the status of the nude, as well as a case study in how images circulate and transform.
- Harlem Shadows Digital Edition: A still in progress, TEI edition of Claude McKay's 1922 collection of poems, Harlem Shadows. The goal is to provide an edition which collects all relevant materials and versions of the poems whcih appear in Harlem Shadows, while making