About my teaching:
My teaching centers on rigorous questioning: I believe that literary texts are sites for inquiry, offering opportunities for us to challenge our thinking through the exchange of ideas. My goal as a teacher is to equip students to explore their own uncertainties and communicate what stimulates their curiosity.
The approach I apply to my research—my attention to formal play in specific social and political contexts—is central to what I bring to the classroom. My courses encourage close reading and analysis that considers historical and social contexts. When you're in my classroom, you'll get plenty of opportunity to discuss your ideas about what we're reading, and we'll build on our conversations with brief informative lectures and student-led research. You'll also get to experience literature as a craft through creative opportunities that let us test out techniques and ideas as we learn about them.