Professor


Publications

Books

grey rectangle with text reading Forthcoming Book Old Canaan in a New World: The Hebraic Indian Theory, NYU Press, forthcoming 2020
cover of Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon, edited by Elizabeth Fenton and Jared Hickman Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon (editor, Oxford University Press, 2019)
cover of Religious Liberties: Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture by Elizabeth Fenton Religious Liberties: Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and
Culture
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Articles

“Indeliberate Democracy: The Politics of Religious Conversion in Royall Tyler’s The Algerine
Captive.”
Early American Literature 51.1 (2016): 71-100
“Open Canons: Sacred History and American History in The Book of Mormon.” J19: The Journal of
Nineteenth-Century Americanists
1.2 (Fall 2013), 339-61
“The Secularization Narrative and Nineteenth-Century American Literature.” A Companion to
American Literature
, Robert S. Levine and Caroline Levander, eds. (Malden, MA: Blackwell
Publishing, 2011), 61-76
“Whitman, Lincoln and the Union of Men,” with Valerie Rohy ESQ: A Journal of the American
Renaissance
55.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2009), 237-67
“Birth of a Protestant Nation: Catholic Canadians, Religious Pluralism, and National Unity in the Early
U.S. Republic.”
Early American Literature 41.1 (March 2006), 29-57

 

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Early American Literature

Education

  • Ph.D. Rice University, 2006

Contact

Office Location:

329 Old Mill

Office Hours:

Fall 2019: W 9:00 - 10:00 am, F 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Courses Taught

  • Literature of Colonial Encounter
  • The Early U.S. Novel
  • 19th Century American Poetry
  • Innocence Abroad: Mark Twain's America
  • Critical Approaches to Literature