This is my fourth year in the PhD program here. I completed my undergraduate work at Swarthmore College, where I majored in English and Music with emphases in creative writing, composition, and violin performance. Although I work primarily within the fields of 20th-century and contemporary British and American literature, I am interested in conceptions of sound across all periods.
Along with Professor Eric Falci, I coordinate the Townsend Working Group for Sound Studies, which meets twice-monthly and brings together a diverse community of scholars, artists, and performers interested in sound and its contexts.
Listenings, resources, and other multimedia for my Spring 2013 R1B course, "The Sonic Artifact," can be found here.
Multimedia resources for my Fall 2012 R1A course, "Music and Modernism," are still active here.
"The Sonic Cut: Readings of Resonance in Stevens, Moten, Pound"
American Comparative Literature Association at Brown University, Providence, RI (2012)
"Sounding Eternity: Copland's Dickinson Settings and the Case of Absent Lyric"
University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference, Charlottesville, VA (2011)
At the moment, I'm working on theories of sound in Pound and Stevens, and their relations (or non-relations) to certain strands of 20th-century music, philosophy, and contemporary art criticism. I'm also looking to expand my consideration of Aaron Copland's Emily Dickinson settings into a broader discussion of music and lyric voice.