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20th-century British literature, 20th-century American literature, media studies, WWII literature, digital humanities, Anglophone literature


Ph.D. May 2013, Program in Literature, University of Notre Dame

M.A. Feb. 2006, Modern Literature and Culture, University of York 

B.A. Dec. 2003, Department of English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

B.A. Dec. 2003, Department of German, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 


Modernism at the Microphone: Radio, Propaganda, and Literary Aesthetics during World War II.  London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

 “Militarizing the Messiah: Britain’s Wartime Re-Branding in The Man Born to Be King.” The Space Between 10.1 (2015).

“‘A river is not a woman’: Re-visioning Finnegans Wake in Eavan Boland’s ‘Anna Liffey.’” Contemporary Women’s Writing 7.2 (July 2013): 172-189.

“Parody, Play, and Purposeful Deconstruction: A Discussion of Umberto Eco’s Hermeneutic Theory in Relation to his Parodic Practice.” Literature Interpretation Theory 23.1 (2012): 70-88.

“Opposing Perspectives: Technology in Modernist Literature.” Critical Insights: Technology and Humanity. Ed. Carol Colatrella. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2012. 146-163.

“Imperial Brecht? Bertolt Brecht’s Complex Portrayal of Empire in Mann ist Mann.” The Brecht Yearbook. 36 (2011): 248-262.

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