|Present||Assistant Professor, Cedarville University ‐ Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2016 - 2019||Inaugural Member of NAVSA Religion Caucus, North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)||2014 - 2019||Member, Conference on Christianity and Literature||2018||Member, North American Society for the Study of Romanticism|
|2019||Ph.D., Baylor University|
|2014||B.A., Patrick Henry College|
Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages
Prayers from the Wreck: Shipwreck Narratives and Imagined Spiritual Communities in Nineteenth-Century Britain Faculty Dissertations (2019)
Shipwrecks in nineteenth-century literature have commonly been interpreted as metaphors for religious crisis or loss of faith. Yet by reading shipwreck as only a metaphor, I argue that we have lost a sense of the ...
Journal Articles (3)
"She Knew No One with Sufficient Intimacy": Female Friendship in Camilla and Hester Chapone's Letters on the Improvement of the Mind Burney Journal (2020)
This article suggests that Frances Burney’s Camilla dramatizes and critiques the advice on female friendship given by fellow Bluestocking Hester Chapone in her conduct book Letters on the Improvement of the Mind. Burney’s critiques affirm ...
‘No Mowth Can Speke Hit’: Silence and Inexpressibility in Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur Arthuriana (2019)
This article examines patterns of silence and inexpressibility between characters, author, and reader, beginning in Sir Thomas Malory’s Book of Tristram. These silences indicate Cornwall and Camelot cannot discuss adultery without the discourse of treason. ...
Child Prodigies Exploring the World: How Homeschooled Students Narrate Their Literacy in the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives Literacy in Composition Studies (2019)
Approximately 1.8 million students in the United States are homeschooled, according to 2012 data from the National Center for Education Statistics (Redford et al.). However, researchers have only begun to examine how these homeschooled students ...
Conference Presentations (7)
Local Presentations (1)
Encyclopedia Entries (1)
Contributions to the Popular Press (1)
"Until the Sea Give up its Dead”: Visualizing Shipwreck Networks and Mining Religion in the Rothsay Castle Steamship Wreck of 1831 English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Grants (2018)
In just one nineteenth-century decade, the Times estimated nearly seven thousand shipwrecks occurred on the coasts of the British Isles; yet most of these wrecks and their influences on nineteenth-century literature and culture have been ...