Department of English
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0502
Fax (319) 273-5807
ACADEMIC POSITIONS HELD:
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS:
Body was not One's Own': Bodily Spectacle and Sympathy in Loyalist
Writing." Under preparation.
PUBLICATIONS -- BOOK CHAPTERS:
Crossings: The Queer Erotics
of Quaker Martyrdom in Seventeenth-Century New England.” Accepted
for Long Before Stonewall:
Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America, ed. Thomas A.
Foster (under contract with NYU Press, forthcoming 2007).
Patriarchs: Crèvecoeur and
the War of Masculinities,” Forthcoming in Feminist Interventions in
Early American Studies, ed. Mary C. Carruth (University of Alabama Press, forthcoming 2006).
Friend’: John Woolman and
Quaker Dissent,” in The Tendering Presence:
Essays on John Woolman, ed. Michael Heller (Pendle Hill Press, 2003).
"Dissent and the Frontier of Translation: Roger Williams’s A
Key into the Language of America" In Possible
Pasts: Becoming Colonial in Early America, ed. Robert Blair St. George
(Cornell University Press, 2000).
PUBLICATIONS -- ARTICLES:
Algiers, Captives in Iraq: The Strange Career of the Barbary Captivity
Narrative." Common-Place 5.1
Perils and Power of Identification: Or, There's Something about Mary
Writers: An E-Zine. Special
Issue on Autotheoretical Criticism, Summer 2003.
the History of Early American Sexuality.”
& Mary Quarterly,
3rd. ser., 60.1 (2003): 199-203. Full text available.
"From Monster to
Martyr: Re-Presenting Mary Dyer," Early
American Literature 36.1 (2001): 1-30. Full
text available in PDF format.
"Arguments in Milk, Arguments in Blood: Roger Williams,
Persecution, and the Discourse of the Witness," Modern Philology
91:2 (November 1993).
PUBLICATIONS -- BOOK REVIEWS:
Carla Trujillo, What Night
Brings (Curbstone Press, 2003). North American Review,
Essay: Deborah Larsen, The
White: A Novel (Alfred Knopf, 2002) and Diane Glancy, Stone Heart:
A Novel of Sacajawea (The Overlook Press, 2003).
North American Review
Elliott, The Cambridge Introduction to Early American Literature (Cambrdige
UP, 2002). M/MLA
Journal 36.2 (2003).
Wulf, Not All Wives: Women of Colonial Philadelphia (Cornell UP,
American Literature 38.3 (2003).
Delbanco, ed., Writing New England:
An Anthology from the Puritans to the Present (Harvard UP,
The Heidelberg Review of English Studies.
S. Burgess, To Try the Bloody Law: The Story of Mary Dyer (Celo
Valley Books, 2000). Quaker Studies
Carla Mulford, ed., Teaching the Literatures of Early America
(Modern Language Association of America, 1999). M/MLA
Journal 34.2 (2001).
David Lawton, Blasphemy (University of Pennsylvania Press,
1993). Modern Philology 93:3 (February 1996).
Bernard Rosenthal, Salem Story: Reading the Witch Trials of 1692 (Cambridge
University Press, 1993). American Literature 67:1 (March 1995).
“Being Real: Pleasures and
Terrors of the Personal,” Society of Early Americanists Fourth Biennial
Conference, April 2005, Alexandria VA.
“New England Judged:
Anne Hutchinson’s Prophetic Afterlife.”
of Early Americanists Fourth Biennial Conference, April 2005,
“‘All Dissenters were in part
Partakers’: Quakers and the Politics of New England Memory.” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, December 2004.
Algiers, Captives in Iraq: The Ideological Persistence of the Barbary
Captivity Narrative.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture
Association, San Antonio, April 2004.
of Sorrows: Crèvecoeur and
the Literature of Loyalist Sensibility,”
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Chicago, November 2003.
Persecution: The Loyalist
Body as Political Icon,” Society
of Early Americanists Biennial Conference, Providence, RI, April 2003.
numbers do not sing’: The
Erotics and Politics of Mourning in Marilyn Hacker’s “Cancer Winter”
and Audre Lorde’s The Cancer
Midwest Modern Language Association, Minneapolis, November 2002.
and the Queering of New England Space." Group for Early
Modern Cultural Studies Conference, Philadelphia, November 2001.
“The Perils and Powers of Identification:
or, There’s Something about Mary." Third
Biennial International Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Decatur,
IL, October 2001.
"Border Crossings: Quakers and the Queering of New England"
(extended version), McNeil Center for Early American Studies/Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Conference on Sexuality in
Early America, Philadelphia, June 2001.
Full text available in PDF format.
Tongue: Community and Authorship in the New England Martyr
Narratives," Society of Early Americanists Biennial
Conference, Norfolk, VA, March 2001.
Crèvecoeur and the War of Masculinities," Society of
Early Americanists Biennial Conference, Norfolk, VA, March 2001.
"Border Crossing: Quakers and the Queering of New England," Modern Language Association, Washington D.C., December
"Crèvecoeur’s Revolutionary Sketches: Millennialism, Mourning,
Masculinity," Midwest Modern Language Association,
Kansas City, November 2000.
"‘The Same Mary Dyer that was Here Before’: Starting Over in
New England," Women’s Caucus Session, Northeast Modern Language
Association, Buffalo, April 2000.
"Crèvecoeur’s Sketches of Eighteenth-Century America:
Revolution and the Rhetoric of Estrangement," Northeast Modern
Language Association, Philadelphia, April 1997.
"Uses of the Fallen Woman: Seduction and Ideology in Susannah
Rowson’s Charlotte Temple and Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s ‘Fanny
McDermot,’" New Jersey College English Association, April 1996.
"Dissent and the Frontier of Translation," invited
presentation at conference on "Possible Pasts: Critical Encounters in
Early America" co-sponsored by the Institute of Early American
History and Culture and the Philadelphia Center for Early American
Studies, June 1994.
"Slavery and the Religious Imagination: Reading The Narrative
of Sojourner Truth," LeMoyne Forum on Religion and Literature,
Syracuse, October 1993.
"Native Subjects: Samuel Gorton and the Politics of
Interpretation," Second Annual American Studies Graduate Conference,
Brandeis University, October 1991.
"Translating Wilderness: Roger Williams’s A Key into the
Language of America," Early American Cultures Workshop,
University of Chicago, December 1992; American Studies Workshop, May 1991.
"Christ the Word: Verbal Experience and Verbal Expression in
Julian of Norwich’s Revelations," International Congress on
Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 1987.
CONFERENCE PANELS ORGANIZED/CHAIRED:
Co-organizing and chairing
workshop (with Nicole Mische Gothelf), “Persecution and Shifting
Constructions of Quaker Masculinity in the Seventeenth-Century English
Atlantic,” for “Attending to
Early Modern Women—and Men” Conference, Center for Renaissance and
Baroque Studies, University of Maryland, November 2006.
Co-chaired workshop (with
Michael Householder, Southern Methodist U), “Beyond the Survey: Teaching
Early American Studies,” for second major Colonial Americas Summit (“Beyond
Colonial Studies: An InterAmerican Encounter”), Providence, November 2004.
Co-organized (with Michele Lise
Tarter, The College of new Jersey) special session for Modern
Language Association 2004, “Sites of Early Quaker Identity: Places,
Capta: Transformations of the
Captivity Narrative in American Literature and Popular Culture” (a set
of three sessions focusing on historical, literary, and pop-cultural
revisions of the genre), accepted for Midwest Modern Language Association,
Minneapolis, November 2002 (organizer and chair).
"Sites of Transgression: Quaker Texts, Colonial Contexts,"
Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference, May 2001
"The Word, the Whip, and the Rod: Language and the Body in Early
Quaker Texts," special session, Modern Language Association, December
2000 (organizer and chair).
"Early American Literature: Charles Brockden Brown and Hugh Henry
Brackenridge," Northeast Modern Language Association, Buffalo, April
"Early American Literature: Gender and Discourse/Discourses of
Gender," Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, April 1998
(organizer and chair).
"Quaker Texts and Contexts in American Literature and
Culture," Northeast Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, April
1997 (organizer and chair)
"Teaching Literature on the Electronic Frontier: Prospects and
Pedagogies," Northeast Modern Language Association, Montréal, April
1996 (organizer and chair).
OTHER CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION:
Participant in two workshops at
“Beyond Colonial Studies: An
Inter-American Encounter” conference, November 2004, Providence:
“Beyond ‘Female Friendship’: New Directions in Sexuality Studies” and “Beyond the Survey: Teaching
Comparative American Colonial Studies.”
Discussant for panel, "Regionalism, Nationalism, Internationalism
and Gender," Midwest Modern Language Association, Kansas City,
Respondent for special session, "John Brown’s Perpetual
Resurrection," Modern Language Association, Chicago, December 1999.
Early American literature and culture, especially writings of Puritan
and Quaker dissenters; the interrelationships of religion, rhetoric,
gender, and social criticism in spiritual autobiography, the slave
narrative, and other nonfictional prose forms; American women writers; gay
and lesbian studies.
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At the University of Northern Iowa:
620:005 College Reading and Writing
620:031 Introduction to Literature
620:034 Critical Writing About
620:053 Major American Writers
620:070 Beginning Poetry Writing
620:151g Early American Literature
620:153g Major American Poets to 1914
620:186g Studies in Early American
Seminar in Literature: The Captivity Narrative in America
620:188g Seminar in Literature:
The Salem Witch Trials in Literature and History
Seminar: Revolution to Republic: American
620:188g Seminar in American Poetry:
Prophetic Passions, Lyric Rebels (summer course)
Seminar in Literature: Writing Gender in Early America
620:284 Seminar in Literature:
Heretics, Witches, and Rogues: Deviance in Early American
At The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey:
Introduction to Literature
American Literature I
American Literature II
Contemporary American Fiction
American Women Writers 1790-1915
LITT 3612 Early
LITT 4610 Senior
Seminar: Literature and Persuasion
GAH 1150 The
Experience of Literature
GAH 2106 Women
Writing on America
Rhetoric and Composition
Illinois Institute of Technology, Instructor in Humanities. Taught
Techniques of Prose Writing. Fall 1993.
At the University of Chicago:
Lecturer, Department of English, Winter 1993. Taught self-designed
course on American Spiritual Narratives.
Course Assistant: Introduction to Poetry, winter 1994; American
Literature Survey 1620-1860, winter 1989.
Writing Intern, Humanities Core Program, 1989-1991.
Lector, Little Red Schoolhouse Academic and Professional Writing
All periods of American literature, with special emphasis on early
American literature; American women writers; teaching with electronic
technology; contemporary poetry and fiction; poetry as a genre;
autobiographical narrative; religion and literature; rhetorical criticism
and theory; feminist criticism.
At the University of
Women's Caucus Best Essay Award for 2000, for "From Monster to
Martyr: Re-Presenting Mary Dyer in Early American
Selected to participate in
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and
and Persecutions in Early Modern Europe and the Americas,"
University of Maryland, June 13-July 15, 2005.
At The University of Chicago:
Ph.D. awarded with Honors, 1993
Josephine de Kármán Dissertation Fellowship, 1990-1991
John Billings Fiske Poetry Prize, 1989
M.A. awarded with Honors, 1986
Century Fellowship, 1985-1989
At Bryn Mawr College:
A.B. awarded summa cum laude, 1984
Honors in English, 1984
M. L. Eastman Brooke Hall Scholarship for junior with highest general
Sheelah Kilroy Scholarship for excellence in English, 1983
Katherine F. Gerould Prize for creative writing, 1983
Academy of American Poets Prize, honorable mention, 1982 and 1983
UNI 4-week Summer
Fellowship, Summer 2001.
UNI College of
Humanities and Fine Arts Major Grant, Fall 2000.
Provost’s Mini-Grant, University of Northern Iowa, Spring 2000.
Richard Stockton College of NJ Distinguished Faculty Fellowship,
Richard Stockton College of NJ Research and Professional Development
awards, 1997 & 1996.
At the University of Northern Iowa:
Review Editor, North American Review, 2001–.
of English Literature Section
Graduate Exam Committee,
member, Spring 2005; Chair, 2005-2006.
Chair, Standing Faculty
Recruitment Committee, 2004-2006.
Faculty Senate, 2003-2006.
Literature search committee, 2002-2003.
Literature and Creative Writing search committees, 2000-2001
Faculty Advisor to English Club, 1999–2000.
Graduate Student Recruitment & Awards Committee, 1999–2001.
At The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey:
General Arts and Humanities Committee
General Studies Committee, member 1997-1998
Library Committee, member 1996-1999
Literature/Language curriculum revision subcommittee, Summer 1996
Search Committee for tenure-track British Literature position, Fall
Student Services Committee, member 1995-1997
Campus Hearing Board, member 1995-1998
Academic Honesty Appeals Board, member 1994-96
Member of the Women’s Studies faculty, 1995-1999
COLLEGE & COMMUNITY
four-person organizing committee for UNI’s
We Celebrate Walt
Whitman festival, November 9, 2005; organized and chaired
workshop with college and secondary faculty on “Teaching Walt Whitman,”
gave talk during evening performance at Gallagher-Bluedorn Center.