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PhD University of Virginia
MA University College, Dublin
BA Wake Forest University
Areas of Interest
World Anglophone Literature and Globalization Studies
Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
History of Critical Theory
Courses Taught at Wake Forest
FYS 100: Globalization and Culture
ENG 165: Empire, Race, and Sexuality in British and World Literature
ENG 300: Poetics, Politics, Ethics
ENG 358: Postcolonial and World Anglophone Literatures
ENG 359: Global Modernist Poetries in English
ENG 759: Transnational Geographies of Cosmopolitanism
Figural Democracy: Postcolonial Poetry and the Politics of Globalism (in progress)
My book project reads postcolonial poetry published since 1990 for its decidedly global imaginative reach: how poetry looks to other cultures, histories, and literary traditions as its own way of patterning the political contradictions of globalism. In particular, I examine how poetry by Paul Muldoon, Derek Walcott, Ingrid de Kok, and Daljit Nagra makes visible the inequalities due to globalization even as it appeals to democratic forms of worldliness through the literary imagination.
“World Modernist Poetry in English,” book chapter for A Companion to Modernist Poetry (Blackwell-Wiley, forthcoming).
“Multi-ethnic British Poetries,” book chapter for The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (Oxford UP, forthcoming).
“Primitivism” and “South African Poetry in English,” entries for The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012).
“Playing Indian / Disintegrating Irishness: Globalization and Cross-Cultural Identity in Paul Muldoon’s ‘Madoc: A Mystery,’” Contemporary Literature 49:2 (2008): 232-62.
“‘Taken for a Turkish Woman’: Paula Meehan, the East, and the Globalization of Irish Culture,” in New York University’s journal for Irish Studies, Foilsiú 5.1 (2006): 113-128.
“The Global Turn in Postcolonial Literary Studies,” Minnesota Review 71-71 (2009): 289-96. Review essay covering The Postcolonial and the Global edited by Revathi Krishnaswamy and John C. Hawley; Mongrel Nation by Ashley Dawson; Postcolonial Writers in the Global Literary Marketplace by Sarah Brouillette; Reading the Global: Troubling Perspectives on Britain’s Empire in Asia by Sanjay Krishnan.
Review of Irish Orientalism by Joseph Lennon, Foilsiú 5.1 (2006): 145-48.
“Imagining Ireland.” With Jahan Ramazani. Norton Topics Online. (link)