I am an Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Augusta University in Georgia. At Augusta U, I teach American literature and Southern literature, among other courses.
My most recent projects have focused on the presence of dead bodies in Southern fiction. I am interested in how Southern texts keep dead bodies around or dig them back up or reanimate them in some way.
I am a native of Kentucky, and before moving to Augusta in 2009, I lived in St. Louis, Missouri; central Pennsylvania; Salzburg, Austria; central Minnesota; and South Carolina.
Department of English and Foreign Languages
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Augusta, GA 30904