I did my undergraduate work at The Ohio State University, where I trained in narrative theory with faculty in OSU's Project Narrative. Since coming to UVA, my research has focused on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American poetry, particularly on how they manage the representation of character, event, and other phenomena more commonly associated with prosaic than poetical forms. In the background I maintain interests in literature as rhetoric, in cognition and philosophy of mind, and in transmedial and transhistorical methods of literary study. My dissertation project, "Renovated Spirits: Character and the Modern Dramatic Monologue," investigates just what its title would suggest. My essays are currently forthcoming from NARRATIVE and BLAKE/AN ILLUSTRATED QUARTERLY.