Associate Professor of English
- Address: 347 English
- Telephone: 217-244-1470
- Email: email@example.com
Ph.D. (English Literature), Johns Hopkins University, 2004; M.Phil. (Economics and Politics), University of Cambridge
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature; history of the novel; Enlightenment thought; critical theory
Graduate Courses: Enlightenment Narratives of Education, Novel Aesthetics, George Eliot and the Contours of Realism, Modern Critical Theory
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British fiction; Enlightenment moral and political theory (especially Kant, Rousseau, and the Scottish Enlightenment); feminist theory; critical theory
- Enlightened Sentiments: Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012.
- "The Continental Eliot." A Companion to George Eliot. Ed. Amanda Anderson and Harry E. Shaw. Oxford: Blackwell, 2013.
- "Judging Clarissa's Heart." ELH 79 (2012): 85-109.
- "Facing Ethics: Narrative and Recognition from George Eliot to Judith Butler." Nineteenth-Century Contexts 33.5 (2011): 437-50.
- "The Imagination Goes Visiting: Jane Austen, Judgment, and the Social." Nineteenth-Century Literature 59.2 (2004): 145-78.
- "Philosophy in the Bedroom: Middlemarch and the Scandal of Sympathy." The Yale Journal of Criticism 15.2 (2002): 293-314.
- "Friendship, Philosophy, and Argument: An Enlightenment Narrative." Rev. of The Philosophers' Quarrel: Rousseau, Hume, and the Limits of Human Understanding, by Robert Zaretsky. The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation (2012): forthcoming.
- Rev. of Cultivating Victorians: Liberal Culture and the Aesthetic.Modern Philology 103.4 (2006): 571-75.
Works in Progress
- The Practice of Freedom: Liberalism, Education, and the Enlightenment
- Hannah Arendt's Enlightenments: Engaging Eighteenth-Century Thought and Its Critics (coedited collection)