PhD, McMaster University
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Romanticism. Animal Studies, Ecocriticism, Sustainability, Resilience, Experiential Education, and Contemplative Pedagogy.
Since I’m employed as a lecturer, I don’t do much research anymore. That said, I’m considered an ‘expert’ on eighteenth-century British labouring-class poetry, ecocriticism, and animal studies. I publish work occasionally and peer-review for journals and publishers.
Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Reason, Emotion, and Ornithology 1700-1840. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
“Pay it Forward: Collaboration and DH Capacity Building at the University of Toronto Scarborough," with Krista Stapelfeldt and Chad Crichton. Quick Hits for Teaching with Digital Humanities: Successful Strategies from Award-Winning Teachers. Ed. Christopher J. Young et al. Indiana U Press, 2020, Chp 16.
“Blake’s ‘Auguries of Innocence’ as/in Radical Animal Politics c. 1800.” Beastly Blake. Eds. Helen P. Bruder and Tristanne Connolly. Palgrave Macmillan (Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature), 2018, 65-85.
"Animal Actors: Literary Pedigrees and Bloodlines in Eighteenth-Century Animal Breeding”. Ed. Katherine M. Quinsey, Animals and Humans: Sensibility and Representation, 1650-1820. Oxford Studies in the Enlightenment, 2017, 219-234.
"The pollen of metaphor: Box, cage, and trap as containment in the eighteenth century", Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Special Issue ed.Joan Steigerwald. Vol. 57 (June 2016), 121-128. DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsc.2016.02.018.
"The Place of the Poet in Place: Reading Local Culture in the Work of Mary Leapor" (Special issue on Mary Leapor and Ann Yearsley, guest ed. Kerri Andrews), Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. 34.1 (Spring 2015), 125-139. http://utulsa.edu/tswl. This special issue won the 2016 Council of Editors of Learned Journals, Voyager Award.
‘Lactilla Tends her Fav’rite Cow’: Ecocritical Readings of Animals and Women in Eighteenth-Century British Labouring-Class Women’s Poetry. Bucknell University Press, 2008.