Associate Professor, Baruch College. English
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Columbia University
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College
Research Interests: British and European Romanticism; Enlightenment; philosophy and literature; history of psychoanalysis; psychoanalytic theory; feminist criticism; nineteenth-century novel
Theory Group Field Specialization: Feminist Theory and Women's Writings|Literary History, Criticism, and Theory
Chronological Period Specialization: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature|The Romantic Movement
- Romantic Intimacy. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2013.
- Isolated Cases: The Anxieties of Autonomy in Enlightenment Philosophy and Romantic Literature. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.
- “Phenomenal Beauty: Rousseau in Venice” in Romanticism and the City, ed. Larry Peer. New York: Palgrave, 2010. Pp. 87-105.
- “Romanticism, Psychoanalysis and the Interpretation of Silence,” European Romantic Review, 21: 5 (2010): 653-672.
- “The Poverty of Charity: Dickensian Sympathy” in Contemporary Dickens, eds. Eileen Gillooly and Deirdre David. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2009. Pp. 53-75.
- “Can Julie Be Trusted? Rousseau and the Crisis of Constancy in Eighteenth Century Philosophy” in Theory and Practice in the Eighteenth Century: Writing between Philosophy and Literature, eds. Alexander Dick and Christina Lupton. London : Pickering & Chatto, 2008. Pp. 193-210, 273-276.
- “Wordsworth, Sentimentalism, and the Defiance of Sympathy,” European Romantic Review 17:2 (2006) 205-215.
- “The Monster in a Dark Room: Frankenstein, Feminism, and Philosophy,” Modern Language Quarterly (MLQ), June 2002: 197-226
- “Savage or Solitary?: The Wild Child and Rousseau’s Man of Nature,” Journal of the History of Ideas, April 2001: 245-263.
- “Natural Man as Imaginary Animal: The Challenge of Facts and the Place of Animal Life in Rousseau’s Discourse on the Origins of Inequality” Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy 27 (3) 2000: 205-231
- “Wollstonecraft, Rousseau and the Revision of Romantic Subjectivity” Studies in Romanticism 38 (4) 1999: 537-557