Contact and Office Hours
Office: Parker Hall 304
Phone: (718) 390-3362
Office Hours: On sabbatical in spring 2013
Current Courses (spring 2013)
On sabbatical in spring 2013
Academic, Teaching, and Personal Interests
My academic research interests include Caribbean literature and modernism. Much of my work examines how writers of the early and late twentieth century represent colonialism and the postcolonial condition, respectively, whether my subject is Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Maryse Condé, Patrick Chamoiseau, Dionne Brand, Michelle Cliff, Marguerite Duras or other writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. I have taught courses on postcolonial literature, world literature, comparative literature, modernism, Caribbean literature, and literary theory. In addition to reading and writing I also enjoy running, hiking, theater, film, and baseball.
Selected Presentations and Publications
The Female Face of Shame. Introduced and co-edited with Patricia Moran. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Forthcoming (summer 2013).
Caribbean Ghostwriting. Teaneck and Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Presses, 2009.
Home, Maison, Casa: The Politics of Location in Works by Jean Rhys, Marguerite Duras, and Erminia Dell’Oro. Teaneck and Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Presses, 2003.
“Ghostwriting Transnational Histories in Michelle Cliff’s Free Enterprise.” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism. 9.1 (2009).
“Giving up the Ghost: National and Literary Haunting in Orlando.” Modern Fiction Studies: Special Issue on Virginia Woolf. 50.1 (Spring 2004): 110-128.
Awards, Honors, and Service
Chair, English Department, 2011-present
Director, Honors Program, 2007-2011
Wagner College Excellence in Scholarship Award. 2011
Wagner College Excellence in Teaching Award. 2009