My research explores the intersections between narrative and food in 19th century America in order to better understand how dietary preference operated as a locus of identity, both individual and communal. I am particularly interested in bringing into focus the ways that the myriad food cultures found the United States during the 19th century shaped and were shaped by literary texts, specifically in their engagements with the realms of the spiritual, the supernatural, and the ghostly.
Alimentary Tracts: Appetites, Aversions, and the Postcolonial (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)
The Politics of Irony in American Modernism
Bluestocking Feminism and British-German Cultural Transfer, 1750-1837
Environmental Practice and Early American Literature (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)