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Professor, English and Comparative Literature; City College
Ph.D., Yale University
British and European Romanticism; critical theory; comparative poetry and poetics; autobiography; literature and psychoanalysis; gender studies; literature and philosophy.
Autobiography, Biography, and Life-Writing|Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist/Queer Theory|Poetics and Aesthetic Theory|Romantic Literature
“'Communicating with Objects’: Romanticism, Skepticism, and ‘The Specter of Animism’ in Cavell and Wordsworth,” in Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies: Consequences of Skepticism, ed. Richard Eldridge and Bernie Rhie. Continuum, 2011.
“Wordsworth’s Cliff-Hanger,” in Romantic Autobiography in England, ed. Eugene Stelzig (Ashgate, 2009).
“Economies of Excess in Brillat-Savarin, Balzac, and Baudelaire,” Romantic Circles Praxis, January 2007.
“’Self-Displacing Vision’: Snowdon and the Dialectic of the Senses,” The Wordsworth Circle. (Winter, 2006, vol. 37, no. 1).
"'Wittgenstein and Pain': two clarifications," Genre, XXXVI, Fall-Winter, 2004.
"'I speak of one from many singled out'": Individuation, Singularity, and Agrammaticality in Wordsworth," in Romanticism and the Invention of the Individual, ed. Larry Peer (Brigham Young University Press, 2003).
Feeding on Infinity: Readings in the Romantic Rhetoric of Internalization (Johns Hopkins University Press, April 2000).