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I have taught at FVSU for sixteen years. Prior to that was a graduate instructor at the University of Virginia, while completing the Ph.D. Also taught part-time at George Mason University. Prior to that, for seven years, taught in college preparatory schools in Virginia and New Jersey.
Ph.D., English, University of Virginia
M.A., English, George Washington University
B.A., English, George Washington University
-“Strange Bedfellows: D.H. Lawrence and Feminist Psychoanalytic Theory in The Rainbow,” in “The Rainbow” and “Women in Love”: Contemporary Critical Essays. Eds. Gary Day and Libby Di Niro. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004.
-“Strange Bedfellows: D.H. Lawrence and Feminist Psychoanalytic Theory in The Rainbow,” in Approaches to Teaching the Works of D.H. Lawrence. Eds. M. Elizabeth Sargent and Garry Watson: New York: MLA, 2001.
-“Five Good Reasons to Teach D.H. Lawrence.” D.H. Lawrence Review (29.2), 2000.
-“Taking the Plunge Off the Ivory Tower,” ADE Bulletin, fall 1997.
-Book review of Infant Tongues: the Voice of the Child in Literature, Elizabeth Goodenough, et al., eds., D.H. Lawrence Review, (26.1-3), 1995 and 1996.
-Now included on University of Virginia Website, my contribution to The English Instructor’s Source Book, departmental teaching manual, U. of Virginia, 1992.
Dissertation - The Body of Culture: Decadence and Gender in the Novels of D.H. Lawrence, a feminist approach to the novels of D.H. Lawrence, which traces and analyzes Lawrence’s concept of cultural vitality, its relation to the conception of cultural decay—the so-called “feminization” of culture—and the historical and psychological roots of this concept.
Primary areas of specialization/interest: nineteenth and early twentieth-century British literature, the novel, feminist psychoanalytic theory, gender studies, theories of history.