I regularly teach Victorian and British literature as well as Queer Studies in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. My research focuses on the aesthetic dimensions of minor genres, such as writers’ notebooks, literary and philosophical fragments, and aphorisms. My current book project is Notework: The Labor of Nonlinear Style, which explores the Victorian writers’ notebook as a genre. I have also begun a second project, #barthes: Mythologies of the Fragment, which considers Roland Barthes’s obsession with fragmentary writing (i.e. writing in short prose bursts) in terms of the aesthetics and ethics of social media.
- “Notebooks,” The Unfinished Book. Eds. Deidre Lynch and Alex Gillespie. Series: Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature. Oxford University Press. (forthcoming)
- “The Mechanical Press, 1800-1900.” Ed. Adam Hammond. Cambridge Critical Concepts: Technology. Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)
- “Wilde at Oxford: A Truce with Facts.” Philosophy and Oscar Wilde. Ed. Michael Bennett. Palgrave, 2016
- “Social Notes: Oscar Wilde, Francis Bacon, and the Medium of Aphorism.” Journal of Victorian Culture. 18.4 December 2013
- “Oscar Wilde’s Notebook on Philosophy.” Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. 32.2 Spring 2013.
- Co-editor, with Stephanie Bolster. Penned: Animals in Zoos in Poems. Montreal: Vehicule Press. 2009.