(B.A. Northwestern University; M.Phil Trinity College, University of Cambridge; PhD University of Pennsylvania)
I specialize in Anglophone literatures of the long eighteenth-century, particularly in the so-called "Age of Revolutions" between 1770-1820. I am especially interested in how literature can complicate our received historical narratives and regular conceptions of political struggle--both the long 18th century and in our own time. My dissertation, "Insurgent Remains: Afterlives of the American Revolution," examines literary accounts of the American War of Independence produced in the decades immediately following its official conclusion, focusing on texts that challenge the war’s dominant associations with the achievement of national sovereignty and the triumph of progressive values.