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My research focuses on British literature and scientific writing in the long nineteenth-century, with an emphasis on Gothic, fantastic, and supernatural fiction. My work also draws on Queer Theory and scholarship in the history of sexuality, the history of science fiction, and narrative and the novel.
"Cuteness and Control in Portal." The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness. Ed. Joshua Paul Dale, Joyce Goggin, Julia Leyda, Anthony P. McIntyre, and Diane Negra. New York and London: Routledge, 2016.
"'A Mayde, and Last of Youre Blood': Galahad's Asexuality and its Significance in Le Morte Darthur." Arthuriana 24.3 (2014): 3-22.
Upcoming: "Plotting the Brain: Arthur Machen's 'Unbroken Material Successsion.'" Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, San Francisco CA, March 1-4, 2018.
"H. G. Wells and the Evoution of Cannibalism." North American Victorian Studies Association, Banff AB, November 15-18, 2017.
"Repeated Forms and Regenerative Substances in Gothic Reproductive Bodies." Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore MD, March 23-26, 2017.
"'That's a Very Queer Story': The Queerness of Style in Arthur Machen's 'The White People.'" American Comparative Literature Association, Cambridge MA, March 17-20, 2016.
"Queer Ghosts and Peculiar Children in two stories by Nisi Shawl." Science Fiction Research Association, Madison WI, May 22-25, 2014.
Other Conference Participation
Dickens Universe 2016
ENL 3: Introduction to Literature, Fall 2017 - Present
University Writing Program
UWP 1: Expository Writing, Fall 2015 - Summer 2017
English 155: The Eighteenth-Century British Novel, Spring 2015
English 130: British Romantic Literature, Winter 2015
English 113B: Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Fall 2014
Central Middle School (Waukesha, WI), April - June 2013
Waukesha West High School (Waukesha, WI), January - April 2013
Todd County Middle School (Mission, SD), January 2013
Co-Chair, UC Davis Victorian Reading Group ("Baggy Novel Group"), 2017-2018
Co-Chair, English Graduate Student Association, 2016-2017
Secretary/Treasurer, EGSA, 2015-2016
Women's Caucus Co-chair, EGSA, 2014-15
Honors and Awards
Provost's Fellowship. UC Davis, 2013-2014
Gordon Folsom Award in English. Carroll University, 2013
Modern Language Association, North American Victorian Studies Association, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, American Comparative Literature Association, Northeast Modern Language Association
Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education, Carroll University, 2013.
Short Fiction and Poetry Awards
Rhysling Award (2012, 2013, 2015)
Asimov's Readers' Poll (2013)
Seiun Award (2014)
WSFA Small Press Award (2012)
Pushcart Prize (2015, 2014, 2010).
Nonfiction editor for Queers Destroy Horror!, a special issue of Nightmare Magazine (2015)
Editor-in-chief for the online magazine Mirror Dance (2008 - present)
Editor-in-chief for Lacuna: A Journal of Historical Fiction (2009 - 2013)