Welcome. I am Fitzgerald Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Nevada Reno. I received my BA from The George Washington University and MA and PhD from Temple University, where I specialized in Twentieth-Century British and Anglophone literature.
My first book project, Radio Empire: Literature, Media, and the BBC's Eastern Service, recovers the BBC's role as a literary and cultural laboratory whose microphones were shared by the likes of E. M. Forster, Mulk Raj Anand, and Attia Hosain as they broadcast a vision of modernism worldwide before it was assimilated in England. Switching from the book talk to the talking book, my new research focuses on audiobooks from the twin perspectives of sound studies and disability studies. My articles have appeared or are forthcoming in Modernist Cultures, the Journal of Modern Literature, the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, and the Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television.
I co-curated an event series called Sounding Identity in conjunction with the Gender, Race, and Identity program at UNR. I've also curated an exhibition on James Joyce's Ulysses (1922) for the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, PA.
I'll be in Toronto in October for the annual conference of the Modernist Studies Association, speaking on "Intermedial Negotiations of Influence: Sam Selvon and James Joyce." I'm also chairing a panel on T. S. Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent."