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Associate Professor of English

Education:  Ph.D. Johns Hopkins Humanities Center 1992

                   B. A  Cornell Univeristy, English, 1984

Fields of Expertise: 

Critical Theory, Film Studies and Literary Modernism, Postmodernism, New Millennial Fiction. 


Film studies focusing  primarily on contemporary U.S., British, Irish, including topics in Feminism, Queer Film


Teaching and Program Affiliations:   

English Department, Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Program, Film Studies

Selected Publications:


Gestural Politics: Stereotype and Parody in Joyce.  Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000. 



"Nostalgia, Mourning, and Desistance in Ulysses," 247-275 in Modernism and Nostalgia. Ed. Tammy Clewell. Palgrave UP, 2013.


"Tarkovsky's Nostalghia: Refusing Modernity, Re-Envisioning Beauty." Cinema Journal. 50.2 (Winter 2011): 104-122.


“Consuming the Local: Irish Film in a Global Economy.” Global Babel: Questions of Discourse and Communication in a time of Globalization.  Eds. Margueritte Murphy and Samir Dayal. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008: 272-297.


“Postcolonial Cartographies: The Nature of Place in Joyce’s Finnegans Wake and in Friel’s Translations.Joyce, Imperialism, and Post-Colonialism. Ed. Leonard Orr. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press,  2008: 127-143.                      


“In Memoriam—Hugh Kenner.” James Joyce Quarterly. 39:4 (Winter 2004): 635-38.


            "Politics and Postmodern History in Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon.Postmodern Culture. Fall 2003 (14:1). 


             Review Essay: “Re-Thinking Modernism after the 1990s.” On Ann Banfield’s The Phantom Table: Woolf, Fry, Russell and the Epistemology of Modernism and Rosemary Sumner’s A Route to Modernism: Hardy, Lawrence, WoolfModern Fiction Studies.  48:2 (Summer 2002): 470-479.      


            "Beautiful Labors: Lyricism and Feminist Revisions in Eavan Boland's Poetry." Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. 20:2 (Fall 2001): 217-36.


            "Erasure: Alienation, Paranoia, and Loss of Memory in The X-Files." Camera Obscura.  45 15:3 (Spring 2001): 195-225.    


              "Suturing Over Racial Difference: Problems for a Colorblind Approach in a Visual Culture." Discourse. 22.1 (Fall 2000): 70-91. (Discusses film: Suture, McGehee and Siegel, 1993).


            "Powerful Differences: Critique and Eros in Jeanette Winterson and Virginia Woolf."  Modern Fiction Studies.  44:2 (Summer 1998): 364-392.      


            "Parodic Irishness: Joyce's Reconfigurations of the Nation in Finnegans Wake." Novel. 31:1 (Spring 1998): 237-255.


            "In the Original Sinse: The Gay Cliché and Verbal Transgression in Finnegans Wake." Quare Joyce. Ed. Joseph Valente.  Ann Arbor:University of Michigan Press, 1998: 201-222.


            "Parody in 'Scylla and Charybdis.'" Images of Joyce. Vol. 2 Ed. Clive Hart, C. George Sandulescu, Bonnie Kime Scott & Fritz Senn. Colin Smythe & Oxford University Press, 1998: 498-504.


            "Parody and Postmodern Sex: The Humor of Pynchon and Janowitz."  Performing Gender and Comedy: Theories, Texts, and Contexts.  Ed. S. Hengen.  Gordon and Breach, 1998: 149-166.


"Fantastic Language: Jeanette Winterson's Recovery of the Postmodern Word." Contemporary Literature.  37:2 (Summer 1996): 278-306.


            "The Art of Conspiracy: Punning and Paranoid Response in Nabokov's Pnin."  Mosaic. 28:1 (March 1995): 99-117.           


            "Re-Dressing Feminist Identities: Tensions between Essential and Constructed Selves in Virginia Woolf's Orlando." Twentieth Century Literature.40:3 (Fall 1994): 342-364.


                                 "An Erotics of the Word:  Female 'Assaucyetiams' in Finnegans Wake." James Joyce Quarterly.  31:3 (Spring 1994): 315-335.