Associate Professor of English & Director of Western Reads
Ph.D., English Language & Literature, University of Michigan
M.A., English Language & Literature, University of Michigan
B.A., English Language & Literature, Eastern Michigan University
Research and Teaching Interests
Literature, Technology, and Science
Screen Arts and New Media
Critical and Cultural Theory
“Jane Campion’s In the Cut,” co-authored with Doug Park, Film Quarterly (Summer 2005), vol. 58, no. 4: 39-46.
“Hale Bopp’s ‘Come and Gone’: Postmodernism and the Question of (Cult)ural Transcendence” (invited reply), Arena Journal, New Series, no. 11 (1998): 179-188.
“‘a tree is best measured when it is down’: Chaos Theory and Robert Wilson’s the CIVIL warS” (solicited essay for a special issue on avant-garde performance), Interfaces: Image/Texte/Langage, no. 13 (June 1998): 155-172.
“(Re)-fashioning the Techno-Erotic Woman: Gender and Textuality in the Cybercultural Matrix,” Virtual Culture: Identity and Communication in Cybersociety, ed. Steven Jones. (London: Sage International Publishers, 1997) 169-184.
“Second Stage”: Toward a (Post)modern Aesthetic of Dramatic Performance,” Contemporary Literature (Summer 1994), vol. 35, no. 2: 381-390.
"Space/Time and the Tapestry of Silence: The Quantum Theater of Robert Wilson," Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry (July-September 1992), vol. 8, no. 3: 173-182.