Welcome to my website

I can often be found grading papers on my couch, sipping a cup of hot caffeine, while an episode of “Arthur” drones on in the background and a baby squawks at me from her exer-saucer (we call it “the Turret”). I fantasize about sleeping through the night and then going off to a cafe alone to work on any of my current projects, including an essay on infant sale in Victorian literature, a VISAWUS conference paper proposal on racism in Grant Allen’s The Type-writer Girl, and a book on an illustrated humor newspaper from 1890s Norfolk, VA. All that is to say, please consider this website a work in progress.