|Reconsidering Lydia Sigourney: Critical Essays and Cultural Views, Co-edited with Elizabeth Petrino. (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017).|
|McGraw-Hill Anthology of Women's Writing World Wide in English. McGraw-Hill. 2008. 2016 pp. Co-author.|
|Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-class Identity in 19th Century America. (Duke University Press, 2000).|
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
|“Lydia Sigourney: From Re-invention to Re-consideration”||co-written with|
Elizabeth Petrino, for Reconsidering Lydia Sigourney: Critical Essays and Cultural Views. (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017).
|“Phillis Wheatley and the Political Work of Ekphrasis”||The Call of Classical Literature for the Romantic Age, co-edited by James Engell and Kevin Van Anglen. (Edinburgh University Press, 2017).|
|“Claiming Lucy Terry Prince: Literary History and the Problem of Early African American Women Poets”||Cambridge History of Nineteenth-century American Women’s Poetry, co-editors Jennifer Putzi and Alexandra Socairdes. (Cambridge University Press, 2016): 17-37.|
Associations and Affiliations
Founding member, International Association for the Study of Lydia Sigourney.
Founding member, International Longfellow Association.
Modern Language Association.
American Studies Association.
American Literature Association.
Society for the Study of American Women Writers.
International Society for the Study of Narrative.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society.
Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Center for Research on Vermont.
19th Century Women Writers Reading Group.
North Eastern Modern Language Association.
North Eastern American Studies Association.
Areas of Expertise and/or Research
19th-Century American literature, African-American literature, critical theory, Women's studies
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