Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Department of English
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Dissertation: "Thackeray and Pragmatism," Director: Alexander Welsh
1989: M.A., English,
1983: B.A., English,
"`I leave a page half writ´: Narrative Discoherence in Michael Field's Underneath the Bough." Gender and Genre: Essays on Women's Poetry, Late Romantics to Late Victorians, 1830-1900. Eds. Isobel Armstrong and Virginia Blain.
"'Heir of All the Universe': Evolutionary Epistemology in Mathilde Blind's Birds of Passage: Songs of the Occident and Orient." Victorian Poetry 43.4 (Winter 2005): 435-54.
"Convent Thoughts: Augusta Webster and the Body Politics of the Victorian Cloister." Victorian Literature and Culture 31.1 (March 2003): 295-313.
"`Visual Thinking´ and the Picture Story in The History of Henry Esmond." PMLA 113, 3 (May 1998): 379-94.
"`Proving a thing even while you contradict it´: Fictions, Beliefs, and Legitimation in The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.." Studies in the Novel 27, 4 (Winter 1995): 493-514.
"`The Foolishest of Existing Mortals´: Thackeray, `Gurlyle,´ and the Character(s) of Fiction." CLIO: A Journal of Literature, History, Philosophy of History 24 (Winter 1995): 113-125.
"`Mere Outer Works´ and `Fleeting Effects´: Thackeray's Novelistic Art and the Art of the Novel." JEGP 91 (January 1992): 43-64.
"The Dandy and the Fogy: Thackeray and the Aesthetics/Ethics of the Literary Pragmatist." ELH 58 (Summer 1991): 383-404.
Entry on "Violet Fane" (Mary Montgomerie Lamb, Lady Currie). An Encyclopedia of British Women Writers. Eds. Paul and June Schleuter 2nd ed.
entry on Emily Brontë. An
Encyclopedia of British Women Writers. Eds.
and June Schleuter. 2nd ed.
Review of Ruth Bernard Yeazell's Harems of the Mind: Passages of Western Art and Literature (Yale UP, 2000). Victorians Institute Journal 30 (2002): 228-233.
"William Makepeace Thackeray: A Brief Biography." The Victorian Web (April 1996). Administered by George Landow (
Automatons and Avatars: Automating the Reader-Player in Electronic
and Computer Game.” To be
presented at “Playing the Past: Nostalgia in Video Games and Electronic
Literature.” The 1st Annual University of Florida Game
Post-Cyberpunk ‘Heterotopia’ of Cory Doctorow’s Down
and Out in the Magic Kingdom.”
Presented at “Haunted by the Future,” the
"'Recreant Longings': Monastic Sequestration and Sexual Dissidence in Augusta Webster's Dramatic Lyrics. " Presented at the 2004 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference. University of Georgia, Athens. March 27, 2004.
and the Teaching of English in a Time of
Organized and chaired panel for English Association
Pennsylvania State Universities Conference.
“Gender, Mysticism, and
the Disruption of Mind-Body Dualism in
Augusta Webster’s ‘Sister Annunciata.’” Presented at
the 2003 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference.
"'Heir of All the Universe': Evolutionary Epistemology in the Colonialist Poetry of Mathilde Blind." Presented at the 2002 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference. University of Wisconsin-Madison. April 18-21, 2002.
"'Soul-Drift': Mathilde Blind and the Passage to
Flight': Solidarity and Otherness in Mathilde
Birds of Passage: Songs of the Occident and Orient."
Presented at "The Victorian World:
"WebTech Meets the BritLit Survey." Co-presented (with LuAnn McCracken Fletcher) at the 2000 English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities Conference. East Stroudsburg University, October, 2000.
an 'unmitigated guidebook': Michael Field, Yeats, Berenson,
and the Sexual Politics of the Picture-Poem." The 1999
"Learning By Doing: Using the Web, a MOO, and an Electronic Bulletin Board in ‘Introduction to Literature'." Creative Computing Across the Curriculum Conference. Shippensburg University, May 1998. Electronic Conference Proceedings: http://www.ship.edu/~create/list.html#Fletcher.
"`To see things
their own centre´: `Ekphrastic
Hope´ in Michael
Field's Sight and Song. Presented at the
Modern Language Association conference,
"`I leave a
half-writ´: Narrative Discoherence
in Michael Field's
Underneath the Bough." Presented at an
international conference on "Rethinking Women's Poetry 1730-1930,"
"`The Foolishest of Existing Mortals´:
and the Character(s) of
Fiction." Presented at the NEMLA conference,
Art Criticism and his Art of the Novel." Presented at the
Project Winter Conference, UC Riverside,
"Visions and Revisions of Victorian Women in Painting and Poetry." Presented for WCU Honors Program. February 27, 1996.
of Jane Eyre and Wide
Article on Augusta Webster's constructions of masculinity in her dramatic monologues.
Cory Doctorow’s science fiction novel Down and Out in the
Conference presentation on the figure of the automaton in selected electronic literature and video games.
Eng 120: Effective Writing I (3 sections)
Eng 121: Effective Writing II (3 sections, including one themed around “Researching and Writing Cyberspace”)
Lit 165: Introduction to Literature (30 sections)
Lit 231: English Literature II (4 sections)
Lit 340: The Romantic Movement (1 section)
Lit 341: The Nineteenth-Century British Novel (5 sections)
Lit 342: Victorian Literature (7 sections)
Lit 400: Irony, Ethics, and the British Novel (1 section)
Lit 400: Gender Politics/Victorian Poetics; retitled as Gender and Sexuality in Victorian Poetry (2 sections)
Lit 400: Dickens and Thackeray (1 section)
Lit 400: Victorian Literature on the Internet (1 section)
Lit 400: Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem in Victorian Popular Fiction (1 section)
Lit 400: Reading Cyberliterature, From Print to the WWW (2 sections)
Lit 400: Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Beyond the Love Story (1 section)
Lit 400: Victorian Women Writers (1 section)
Eng 500: Introduction to the Profession (5 sections)
Eng 534: Victorian Poetry (3 sections)
Eng 536: Nineteenth-Century British Novel (2 sections)
Eng 615: Special Topics--Victorian Women Writers (1 section)
Eng 620: MA Essay (5 sections)
Ad Hoc Committee
Ad Hoc Committees
at the Electronic Literature Symposium: The State of the Arts. UCLA.
and Text-Encoding Workshop Series. Sponsored
by the Center for Electronic
Texts in the Humanities.
Association for Computers and Writing Conference,
Faculty Development Seminar on Curriculum Integration (Spring 1995)
(Faculty Development Grant) attendance at the
Spring 2004 PT3 Grant. Funded scholarly study of digital poetry and training in Macromedia Flash.
Fall 2001-Spring 2002 PT3 (Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers with Technology) Grant. $1500. To fund the development of an electronic literature course for the general education curriculum.
Sabbatical 2000-2001 (Competitive).
2001 CASSDA Grant.
Funded archival research at the British Library,
USETECH Grant. Supported incorporation
into the teaching of Lit 231: English Literature II to facilitate
work with a class run at
1995 Grant for Travel to International Meetings Abroad. American Council of Learned Societies.
1995 WCU CASSDA
Grant for "`I leave a page half
Funding supported research in the British Library,
Recipient, 1991-1992 Bradford A. Booth/ Majl Ewing Dissertation Fellowship, UCLA
Teaching Assistant, Associate, and Fellow, UCLA 1984-1991
Modern Language Association
Northeast Modern Language Association