I began teaching in 2004 as a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, where I taught classes in prose fiction, drama, poetry, composition, and literary theory. I also worked with the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching and Vanderbilt Writing Studio, and as an academic advisor for Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science. As a postdoctoral fellow at UCSB and as a faculty member at TAMU-CC, I taught a range of courses on modernism, media studies, adaptation, drama, theory, and film. In 2014 I joined the faculty at Portland State University, where I teach courses on these and other topics, as well as advising undergraduate English majors and supervising graduate theses and exams.

Courses Taught

Portland State University (2014-)
  • Listening to Modernism (graduate modernism seminar)
  • Sentiment and Sentimentality, graduate seminar co-taught with Leni Zumas
  • Literary Form and Analysis (f/k/a Intro to the English Major)
  • Critical Theory of Cinema
  • Modern British Literature
  • Literature, Community, and Difference
  • Melodrama, Race, and Authenticity (Topics in Film; Topics in Film and Literature)
  • The Cinematic City (Topics in Film)
  • The Field of English (graduate colloquium)
  • Major Figures: Henry James and Joseph Conrad (mixed grad/undergrad)
  • Major Figures: James Joyce (mixed grad/undergrad)
  • Theories of Failure (mixed grad/undergrad)
  • Imperial Adventures in the Modern Novel (mixed grad/undergrad)
  • History of Cinema and Narrative Media II (post-WWII)
  • History of Cinema and Narrative Media I (through WWII)
  • Object Lessons: The Materials of Contemporary Literature
  • From Stage to Radio: Brecht, Beckett, Stoppard (Modern Drama)
  • Hearing Modernist Cultures (mixed grad/undergrad)
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi (2012-2014)
  • Themes and Genres in English Literatures. Topics: “Colonial Encounters in Modern ‘British’ Writing”; “Art, the Self, and the Other”; “Human Desires, Human Bodies, Human Technologies”
  • Modern “British” Literature. Topic: “‘Survival’: Writing Canada in the Twentieth Century”
  • Film and Literature. Topics: “The Literary Kubrick”; “Constructing Authenticity”
  • Bibliographic and Research Methods (graduate)
  • Senior Capstone/Topics in 20th-21st-century Literature: “Ritual, Community, Culture”
  • British Literature of the 19th-21st Centuries (survey)
  • Modern British Lit (graduate). Topic: “Modernism and Media”
  • Modern Drama After Brecht
UC Santa Barbara (2010-2012)
  • Senior Capstone: Joyce’s Ulysses and the Stage.
  • Studies in Modern Literature: “Urban Symphonies: Music, Noise, and Modernism in the City”; cross-listed in Dept. of Music.
  • Topics in Literature: “Literature, Music, and Adaptation”; cross-listed in Dept. of Music.
  • British Literature from 1900 to the Present.
  • Studies in Modern Literature: “Tom Stoppard and Modernism”
  • Media History and Theory: “Audio Books”
  • Readings in the Modern Short Story.
Vanderbilt University (2004-2010)
  • Prose Fiction
  • Drama
  • Composition
  • Poetry
  • Intro to Literature
  • Literary and Cultural Analysis
  • Intro to Literary Criticism
  • First-year Writing Seminar: “Riots, Scandals, and Panics in 20th-century Literature and Arts”


“Me, Me, Me!”
Google Scholar Profile
HCommons Page
Sublime Noise (book)
Sublime Noise playlist (Apple Music)

Blogroll & Enthusiastic Endorsements
Alex Ross
Alexandra Marraccini
Alison Kinney
Andrew Durkin
Ava Grayson
Bigger 6 Collective
Daniel Pollack-Pelzner
Dipankar Ghosh (Chess Grandmaster and Coach)
Duane Hulbert: Learn and Love Music
Equal Opportunity Reader
Gray Sound (U Chicago)
Jesús González-Monreal (Audophilia)
Joel Bettridge
Jonathan Sterne
Josh Rutner
Julie Beth Napolin
Kathryn Nogue
Leni Zumas
Mark Berry
Modernist Podcast
Monoskop Log
Musicology Now!
Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Phantom Power Podcast
Richard Epstein Poems
Ryan Boyd
Sebastian Knowles
Sounding Out!
Teju Cole
Third Angle New Music
V21 Collective

Things and Stuff
BBC Radiophonic Workshop Simulator
BBC Third Programme Radio Scripts
Byrd Central (William Byrd Quatercentenary)
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
Every Noise at Once
Festival of Britain (Designing Britain)
George Antheil
Joyce Images
King Albert’s Book (1914)
Kronos Quartet: 50 for the Future
Leonard Bernstein’s Harvard Lectures
Listening Exploratorium
Noise: A Human History
The Roaring Twenties
Save Our Sounds
Scoring the City

Up the Academy
International E. M. Forster Society
International T. S. Eliot Society
James Joyce Quarterly
Johns Hopkins University Press
Modern Drama
Modernist Journals Project
Modernist Studies Association
Portland Center for the Humanities (PSU)
Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities
Studies in the Novel
T. S. Eliot Studies Annual
Textual Practice
The Space Between: Lit and Culture, 1914-1945
Victorian Literature and Culture
Yale Modernism Lab

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