Assistant Professor

I received my Ph.D from the University of Toronto and my BA from Bryn Mawr College, and I have most recently taught in the Foundation Year Programme at the University of King's College in Halifax. My primary research fields are British Romanticism (with a particular emphasis on poetry), literature and medicine, and, most recently, Narrative Medicine. My book manuscript, The Poetics of Palliation, examines how Romantic literary writing engaged with beliefs about pain in 18thand 19th-century, British medical ethics and how these beliefs shape contemporary work in the health humanities. My next project extends this interest in literary discomfort to a study of collective guilt in Romantic and Victorian lyric poetry.


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Fall 2015

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Fall 2015

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English Department

Marquette University, Marquette Hall 115 (campus map)
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7179
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