News and Events

  • September 2017: My essay on Andrew Marvell’s “The Garden,” “Sameness and the Poetics of Non-Relation,” just appeared in the most recent issue of PMLA. It examines the relationship between creativity and subtraction in Marvell’s verse and forms part of my current project on value and exchange in seventeenth-century lyric.
  • August 2017: Milton’s Modernities, edited by Feisal Mohamed and Patrick Fadely, has just appeared from Northwestern University Press. It includes my essay, “Learning from History: Empiricism, Likeness, and Liberty in Paradise Lost, Books 11-12.” There’s also a promotional flyer that includes a discount code for the paperback edition.
  • March 2017: I received the College of Liberal Arts Scholarly Excellence Award at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
  • December 2016: My essay on Donne’s Second Anniversarie, “Learning from Anniversaries,” in Connotations 25.1 (2015/2016) has won the Distinguished Publication Award from the John Donne Society. It shares the award with articles by Sarah Powrie and Michael Ursell in the same volume.