FELLOWSHIPS,   AWARDS,   HONORS:


Summer Scholarship Grant, University of North Florida, 2004

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, 1999-2000

Hall-Campbell Dissertation Fellowship, 1998-1999

Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellowship, 1997-1998

Doctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, 1993-1997

Distinguished Graduate Student, San Francisco State University, 1993

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RESEARCH   &

TEACHING   INTERESTS:



British literature and culture of "the long eighteenth-century"

disability studies in English & American literature, film, and culture

biocultural studies

gender issues in Restoration and eighteenth-century literature

travel writing


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PUBLICATIONS:

"From Idiot Beast to Idiot Sublime: Mental Disability in John Cleland's Fanny Hill" forthcoming in PMLA

"Clashing Masculinities in Aphra Behn's The Dutch Lover"SEL (Studies in English Literature 1500-1900), 2005


"The Dutch Wives' Good Husbandry: Defoe's Roxana and Financial Literacy"   Eighteenth-Century Studies   37.2 (2004), 237-251.


"Gender Stereotyping in Early Modern Travel Writing on Holland" Studies in English Literature (SEL): 1500-1900,   Vol. 43, no. 1 (Winter 2003), 83-100.


"Sirens without a Song: Gender Stereotyping in Marvell's 'The Character of Holland'"   English Language Notes,   Vol. 40, no. 1 (Sept. 2002), 61-76.


"'The She-Tyrant Reigns': Mary II and the Tullia Poems"   Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700,   Vol. 25, no. 2 (Fall, 2001), 103-116.


"The Comfort of Stanley Fish: Reader-Response and Gerard Manley Hopkins" Interpretations4 (1992)


"A Short Talk with Dagoberto Gilb" The Short Story Review 4.4 (1987)


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WORKS   IN   PROGRESS:



  • Idiocy and Wit: The Origins of our Ideas about Mental Disability (book)


  • "Plain Aesthetics: Holland, Topography, and Art in the Travel Writing of Reynolds and Radcliffe" (essay)

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PAPERS   &   PANELS:

"Mental Disability in the Writings of Thomas Willis." &nbsp American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) annual conference (2007)

"Abjection in Cyberspace: The Streaming Video of Terri Schiavo" as part of the panel "Media Spectacles of Disability 2005: Million Dollar Baby and the Schiavo Case."   Modern Language Association (MLA) annual conference (2005), Washington DC.

"The (m)other of all Others: Are Undergraduate Literature Students Ready for Disability Studies?" as part of the panel "Fresh Voices in Disability Studies."   Modern Language Association (MLA) annual conference (2005), Washington DC.

"'Warlike or effeminate'? Masculinity in Aphra Behn's Comedy The Dutch Lover."     American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) annual conference (2005), Las Vegas.

"'Instinct-ridden as He Was': Idiocy as Animality in John Cleland's Fanny Hill."   Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) annual conference (2005), Myrtle Beach SC.

Session leader: "Defect, Deformity, and Disfigurement in the Long Eighteenth Century   American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) annual conference (25-28 March, 2004), Boston.

"The Dutch Wives' Good Husbandry" The 17th annual DeBartolo Conference (20-22 February, 2003), Tampa.

"Gender Indeterminacy and National Stereotyping in Owen Felltham's Brief Character of the Netherlands" Renaissance Society of America annual conference (29-31 March, 2001), Chicago.

"Burgher Effeminacy: Aphra Behn's Haunce in The Dutch Lover." American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual conference (12-16 April, 2000), Philadelphia.

"'Unnaturall Domineering': Gender in Travel Writing on Holland." Modern Language Association annual conference (27-30 December, 1999), Chicago.

Session Leader:"The Dutch Republic and English National Identity." Modern Language Association annual conference (27-30 December, 1999), Chicago.

"Spectacles of Godliness: William's Sodomy, Burnet's Sermons, and the Glorious Revolution." Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual conference (13-14 February, 1998). Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.

"The Drudgery of Wit: Samuel Johnson as an Engineer of Language." Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century studies annual conference (15-18 October, 1992). SUNY: Stony Brook.

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LANGUAGES:   Reading knowledge of French and Spanish


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PROFESSIONAL   MEMBERSHIPS:

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Southeastern Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Society for Disability Studies

Modern Language Association

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OTHER   EXPERIENCE:

current member of the editorial board, Journal of Literary Disability

Certificate in Web Production, The Center for Electronic Art in San Francisco, 2000-2001

Chief editor, The Short Story Review, 1983-1989

Certificate in Publishing, University of California Extension, 1987


ACADEMIC   SERVICE:

member of the editorial board, Journal of Literary Disability

Coordinator of the Graduate Program, English, UNF (2005-2007).

Graduate English Committee, UNF (2003-2007).

Steering Committee, English, UNF (2002-2007).

Chair: "Inquiry & Insight" lecture series" committee, UNF (2006-2007).

"Distinguished Voices" / "Inquiry & Insight" lecture series committee, UNF (2002-2007).

Search Committee, position in Rhetoric & Composition, English, UNF (2005-2006).

Search Committee, position in English drama, English, UNF (2003-2004).

Search Committee, two positions in 20th-century American literature, English, UNF (2002-2003).

Public relations, The Friends of UC Merced (2000).

Co-chair, Review Club, Department of English, Stanford University (1995-96).

Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of English, Stanford University (1995-96).

Margaret Jacks Hall Committee, Department of English, Stanford University (1996).

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REFERENCES:

Professor John Bender, Stanford University (bender@stanford.edu): 650-723-3817.

Professor Terry Castle, Stanford University (castle@stanford.edu): 650-723-2636.

Professor Regula Evitt, Colorado College (rmevitt@coloradocollege.edu): 719-389-6706.

Professor Ken Fields, Stanford University (fields@stanford.edu): 650-723-1201.

Professor Maureen Harkin, Reed College (Maureen.Harkin@directory.reed.edu).

Professor Suvir Kaul, UPenn, (kaul@dept.english.upenn.edu)

Professor Beverly Voloshin, San Francisco State University (volsand@pacbell.net): 707-765-6760.

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