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Neill Matheson

  • Associate Professor, English

Education

    • 1995 PhD in English and American Literature
      Johns Hopkins University, 1995
    • 1987 MA in English and American Literature
      Johns Hopkins University, 1987
    • 1983 BA in English
      Reed College, 1983

Appointments

    • 2002 to 2003 Visiting Assistant Professor
      Department of English ,Michigan State University
    • 1995 to 2002 Assistant Professor
      Department of English ,University of South Alabama

Memberships

    • 2017 to Present Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
    • 2017 to Present Modern Language Association
    • 2010 to Present C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
    • 2017 to 2018 The Melville Society

Publications

      Book Chapter 2017
      • "Ardent Creatures: William Bartram and the Limits of Compassion.”
        [Matheson, Neill, Ohrem, Dominik ]. 225-244 [.] Berlin: "Neofelis".

      Book Review 2013
      • Review of A Companion to Henry James, edited by Greg W. Zacharias
        [Matheson, Neill]. 34(2), 206-209 [.]

      Journal Article 2011
      • "Thoreau’s Inner Animal"
        [Matheson, Neill]. 67(4), 1-26 [.]

      Journal Article 2010
      • "Clifford’s Dim, Unsatisfactory Elegance"
        [Matheson, Neill]. 36(2), 49-69 [.]
      2010
      • "History and Survival: Charles Chesnutt and the Time of Conjure"
        [Matheson, Neill]. 43(1), 1-22 [.]

      Journal Article 2009
      • "Woolson’s Anthropology of Desire"
        [Matheson, Neill]. 26(1), 48-68 [.]

      Other 2008
      • "Thoreau’s Gramática Parda : Conjugating Race and Nature"
        [Matheson, Neill, Rossi, William , ]. 613-31 [.] "W.W. Norton".

      Journal Article 2007
      • "Intimacy and Form: James on Hawthorne’s Charm"
        [Matheson, Neill]. 28(2), 120-139 [.]

      Journal Article 2002
      • "Melancholy History in The House of the Seven Gables"
        [Matheson, Neill]. 48(3), 1-37 [.]

      Journal Article 2001
      • "Thoreau’s Gramática Parda : Conjugating Race and Nature"
        [Matheson, Neill]. 57(4), 1-43 [.]

      Journal Article 1999
      • "Talking Horrors: James, Euphemism, and the Specter of Wilde"
        [Matheson, Neill]. 71(4), 709-750 [.]

      Book Review 1998
      • Review of Elizabeth Renker's Strike Through the Mask: Herman Melville and the Scene of Writing
        [Matheson, Neill]. 70(1), 181-182 [.]

      Journal Article 1997
      • "Identifying (with) the Queerness of Melville’s Pierre"
        [Matheson, Neill]. 27(4), 30-45 [.]

      Journal Article 1994
      • "Heavy Spirits: Depression and Materiality in The Marble Faun"
        [Matheson, Neill]. 24(3), 237-255 [.]

Presentations

    • May  2018
      Matheson, Neill, "Lovecraft’s Queer Ecology: Ambivalence and Xenophilia", American Literature Association, San Francisco, CA. (May , 2018).
    • June  2017
      Matheson, Neill, "Burton’s Smile: Melville in Oxford", Melville Society Conference, King’s College, London, UK. (June , 2017).
    • November  2015
      Matheson, Neill, "The Humid Life of William Bartram’s Travels ", Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Rice University, Houston, TX. (November , 2015).
    • May  2015
      Matheson, Neill, "Allan Melvill’s Melancholy: Errant Books, Blocked Mourning", American Literature Association, Boston, MA. (May , 2015).
    • July  2014
      Matheson, Neill, "Taking No Notice of Things: Inattention in James", Henry James Society, University of Aberdeen, UK. (July , 2014).
    • February  2014
      Matheson, Neill, "Restless America: Distraction and Democracy in Melville and Tocqueville", Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. (February , 2014).
    • January  2013
      Matheson, Neill, "Animal Unhomeliness in Thoreau and Poe", Modern Language Association, Boston, MA. (January , 2013).
    • May  2012
      Matheson, Neill, "Unhomely Creatures: Sentiment and Species Difference in William Bartram’s Travels", American Literature Association, San Francisco, CA. (May , 2012).
    • March  2012
      Matheson, Neill, "Animal Sympathies: (In)humanity and Creaturely Life in Walden ", University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX. (March , 2012).
    • June  2011
      Matheson, Neill, "Of Apples and Men: Thoreau, Taxonomy, and Global Consciousness", Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), Indiana University, Bloomington. (June , 2011).
    • May  2010
      Matheson, Neill, "Democracy’s Restless Desires: Disordered Attention in Tocqueville and Melville", C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. (May , 2010).
    • June  2009
      Matheson, Neill, "Bad Subjects, Good Neighbors: Thoreau’s Biocompassion", Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (June , 2009).
    • November  2008
      Matheson, Neill, "Beastly Appetites: Sex, Diet, and Animal Life in Thoreau and Graham", Philadelphia, PA. (November , 2008).
    • December  2006
      Matheson, Neill, "Thoreau’s Inner Animal: Male Purity and Brute Neighbors", Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA. (December , 2006).
    • December  2005
      Matheson, Neill, "Performing Renunciation: Disavowal in James and Woolson", Modern Language Association, Washington, D.C. . (December , 2005).
    • May  2005
      Matheson, Neill, "Ethnographers and Conjure Women: Jewett, Chesnutt, and ‘Primitive’ Magic", American Literature Association, Boston, MA. (May , 2005).
    • April  2005
      Matheson, Neill, "Modernity and Survival: Edward Tylor’s Conjuror and American Local Color Writing", Interdisclinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. (April , 2005).
    • November  2004
      Matheson, Neill, "Local Color, Primitive Culture: Woolson’s Anthropology of Desire", Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. (November , 2004).
    • November  2004
      Matheson, Neill, "Reading James on Hawthorne’s Charm", University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (November , 2004).
    • March  2004
      Matheson, Neill, "Mungo Park in America: Racial Melancholia and African Travel", American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Boston, MA. (March , 2004).
    • March  2003
      Matheson, Neill, "Local Color-Blindness: Discriminating Sex and Kind in Woolson", Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS), University of California, Santa Cruz, CA. (March , 2003).
    • April  2002
      Matheson, Neill, "Counting Desire: Gender and Loss in Woolson’s "Felipa"", Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (April , 2002).
    • November  2001
      Matheson, Neill, "Inventing Transgression: Sylvester Graham’s Morbid Figures", American Studies Association, Washington, D.C. . (November , 2001).
    • August  2001
      Matheson, Neill, "Diseased Bodies, Melancholy Sensibilities: New Subjectivities in Graham and Poe", North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. (August , 2001).
    • April  2001
      Matheson, Neill, "Thoreau’s Menagerie: Animal Proxies, Racial Figures", Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. (April , 2001).
    • December  2000
      Matheson, Neill, "Clifford’s Dim, Unsatisfactory Elegance", Modern Language Association, Washington, D.C. . (December , 2000).
    • December  2000
      Matheson, Neill, "Conjugating Race and Nature: African Travel, Natural History, and Thoreau’s New Ecology", University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL. (December , 2000).
    • October  1999
      Matheson, Neill, "Sylvester Graham’s Peculiar Sensibility", Miami, FL. (October , 1999).
    • June  1998
      Matheson, Neill, "Gothic Euphemism in The Turn of the Screw ", New Orleans, LA. (June , 1998).
    • July  1997
      Matheson, Neill, "Thoreau’s Gramática Parda: African Beasts, Imaginary Geographies, and Wild Writing", Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), University of Montana, Missoula, MT. (July , 1997).
    • March  1997
      Matheson, Neill, "Private Island, Private Trap: Gothic Resistance to Modernity in Psycho", Pop Culture Association, San Antonio, TX. (March , 1997).
    • March  1996
      Matheson, Neill, "Strange Repetitions: Wordsworth’s Salisbury Plain Poems", Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. (March , 1996).
    • April  1994
      Matheson, Neill, "That Most Melancholy Closet: Family, Melancholy, and Homophobia in Pierre", Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS), The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. (April , 1994).
    • November  1993
      Matheson, Neill, "Melancholy Secrets: The House of the Seven Gables and Gothic Psychoanalysis ", Duke University English Department and the Graduate Program in Literature, Durham, NC. (November , 1993).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Hope McCarthy, Prospectus in Spring 2018. (English)
    • Present
      Erin Abuawad, Prospectus August 2018. (English)
    • Present
      Gabe Mamola, Passed comprehensive exam Spring 2018. (English)
    • Present
      Katherine Jones, Approved prospectus Fall 2017. (English)
    • Present
      Shewanda Riley, Prospectus Spring 2018. (English)
    • Present
      Naoyuki Nozaki, (English)
    • Nov 2017
      Jayson Carroll, MA Portfolio.
    • Nov 2017
      Samuel Fatzinger, MA Portfolio defended Fall 2017.
    • Nov 2017
      Susan Midwood, MA Portfolio defended Fall 2017. (English)
    • Nov 2017
      Joy Cooke, MA Portfolio defended Fall 2017. (English)
    • Apr 2016
      Jeffrey King, (English)

Courses

      • ENGL 3333-004 DYNAMIC TRADITIONS IN LIT
        (Course Id: 112842)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ENGL 6191-047 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104569)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGL 6191-047 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104569)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGL 6191-047 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104569)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 5326-001 TOPICS AMERICAN LIT PRE 1900
        (Topic: Late 19c Am Fic | Course Id: 104527)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 6399-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104594)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 6191-047 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104569)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 6329-001 TOPICS/THEMES COMPARATIVE LIT
        (Topic: Strange Ecologies | Course Id: 104580)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGL 3333-004 DYNAMIC TRADITIONS IN LIT
        (Course Id: 112842)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 6191-047 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104569)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 6399-147 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104594)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 6339-001 TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Topic: American Lit & Animal Studies | Course Id: 104588)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 3300-001 TOPICS IN LITERATURE
        (Topic: Passing | Course Id: 104380)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ENGL 3340-003 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ENGL 6191-047 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104569)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ENGL 4399-003 SENIOR SEMINAR
        (Topic: American Lit & Animal Studies | Course Id: 104503)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ENGL 7399-047 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ENGL 6191-047 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104569)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ENGL 5326-001 TOPICS AMERICAN LIT PRE 1900
        (Topic: American Romanticism & Nature | Course Id: 104527)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ENGL 3340-003 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ENGL 6191-047 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104569)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ENGL 4399-001 SENIOR SEMINAR
        (Topic: Almost Human | Course Id: 104503)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ENGL 2303-005 TOPICS IN LIT
        (Topic: 19 & 20th Cent. Crime Fiction | Course Id: 104364)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ENGL 6691-047 GRADUATE READINGS
        (Course Id: 111510)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ENGL 3340-003 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ENGL 5326-001 TOPICS AMERICAN LIT PRE 1900
        (Topic: American Gothic | Course Id: 104527)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ENGL 3340-003 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ENGL 4399-002 SENIOR SEMINAR
        (Topic: American Crime Fiction | Course Id: 104503)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ENGL 3300-001 TOPICS IN LITERATURE
        (Topic: American Gothic | Course Id: 104380)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ENGL 3340-003 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ENGL 5698-047 THESIS
        (Course Id: 104567)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ENGL 5326-001 TOPICS AMERICAN LIT PRE 1900
        (Topic: Am Romanticism & Nature | Course Id: 104527)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 4399-002 SENIOR SEMINAR
        (Topic: Almost Human | Course Id: 104503)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 5698-047 THESIS
        (Course Id: 104567)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 3300-001 TOPICS IN LITERATURE
        (Topic: Counterfeit Identifies | Course Id: 104380)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 5698-047 THESIS
        (Course Id: 104567)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • ENGL 6399-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104594)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 3340-001 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 3340-003 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • HONR-LA 3304-009 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: History of American Literature | Course Id: 110922)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 5698-047 THESIS
        (Course Id: 104567)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 5326-001 TOPICS AMERICAN LIT PRE 1900
        (Topic: Sentimentality | Course Id: 104527)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 6399-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104594)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 5391-047 GRAD READINGS
        (Course Id: 104564)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 3340-001 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 3340-003 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • HONR-LA 3304-004 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Hist of American Lit | Course Id: 110922)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • HONR-LA 3304-005 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: History of American Lit | Course Id: 110922)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 3340-002 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 4399-004 SENIOR SEMINAR
        (Topic: Almost Human | Course Id: 104503)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 5698-047 THESIS
        (Course Id: 104567)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 3340-001 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 3340-003 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • HONR-LA 3304-008 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: History of American Literature | Course Id: 110922)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • HONR-LA 3304-009 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: History of American Literature | Course Id: 110922)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 5300-001 THEORY & PRAC ENGL STUDIES
        (Course Id: 104507)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 5698-047 THESIS
        (Course Id: 104567)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 6399-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104594)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 6691-047 GRADUATE READINGS
        (Topic: Grad Readings in Literature | Course Id: 111510)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 3340-003 HIST AMER LIT
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 5698-047 THESIS
        (Course Id: 104567)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 6339-001 TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Topic: Henry James and Women | Course Id: 104588)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ENGL 6691-047 GRADUATE READINGS
        (Course Id: 111510)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ENGL 3340-001 HIST AMER LIT
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ENGL 3340-003 HIST AMER LIT
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ENGL 4399-002 SENIOR SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 104503)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • HONR-LA 3304-002 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: American Literature | Course Id: 110922)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ENGL 5698-047 THESIS
        (Course Id: 104567)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ENGL 6699-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104596)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2010
      • ENGL 5322-001 19 CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ENGL 6399-047 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 104594)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ENGL 6391-047 GRADUATE READINGS
        (Course Id: 104593)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ENGL 3340-003 HIST AMER LIT
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ENGL 5698-047 THESIS
        (Course Id: 104567)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ENGL 3340-002 HIST AMER LIT
        (Course Id: 104411)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ENGL 4399-001 SENIOR SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 104503)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ENGL 5698-047 THESIS
        (Course Id: 104567)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ENGL 2303-009 TOPICS IN LIT
        (Topic: American Self-Making | Course Id: 104364)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Tenure and Promotion Committee
    • Aug 2017 to  Present Committee Chair
      Graduate Studies Committee
      Committee chair as English Department Graduate Advisor
    • 2017 to  Present Committee Member
      First-Year Writing Committee
      Peer observations, peer evaluation of first-year writing instructors.
    • 2011 to  Present Committee Member
      Grade Grievance Committee
    • 2003 to  2017 Committee Member
      Graduate Studies Committee
    • 2014 to  2016 Committee Member
      Tenure and Promotion Committee
    • 2014 to  2015 Committee Chair
      Latina/o Studies Search Committee
    • 2012 to  2013 Committee Chair
      Advisory Committee
    • 2012 to  2013 Committee Chair
      Annual Evaluation Committee
    • 2012 to  2013 Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Tenure and Promotion Committee
    • 2011 to  2013 Committee Member
      Tenure and Promotion Committee
    • 2011 to  2012 Committee Chair
      Research Committee
    • 2011 to  2012 Committee Member
      Romanticism Search Committee
    • 2009 to  2012 Committee Member
      English Department Awards Committee
    • 2009 to  2012 Committee Chair
      Graduate Program Revision Committee, Graduate Assembly
    • 2010 to  2011 Committee Chair
      Advisory Committee
    • 2010 to  2011 Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Research Committee
    • 2009 to  2011 Committee Member
      Advisory Committee
    • 2009 to  2011 Committee Member
      Research Committee
    • 2008 to  2009 Committee Member
      Graduate Program Creation Committee, Graduate Assembly
    • 2006 to  2007 Committee Member
      Graduate Program Creation Committe, Graduate Assembly
    • 2006 to  2007 Committee Member
      University Library Committee
    • 2005 to  2007 Committee Chair
      Travel Committee
    • 2004 to  2007 Committee Member
      Sophomore Literature Committee
    • 2004 to  2006 Committee Member
      Advisory Committee
    • 2003 to  2006 Committee Member
      Research Committee
    • 2004 to  2005 Program Coordinator
      University Scholar's Committee
    • 2004 to  2005 Committee Member
      Who's Who Undergraduate Selection Committee
    • 2003 to  2004 Faculty Advisor
      Job Market Preparation for English Graduate Students

Service to the Profession

    • 2016 to  2016
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      PMLA
    • 2016 to  2016
      External Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion
      University of Wyoming
      External reviewer of candidate for tenure and promotion at University of Wyoming.
    • 2014 to  2014
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance
    • Past to  2013
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      ISLE, The Henry James Review, Mosaic, ESQ, and Studies in the Novel
      Occasional reviewing of articles for these journals. More recent article reviews are listed separately by year.
    • Oct 2008 to  Oct 2008
      Session Chair
      "Crossroads of Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, and Desire" Panel at American Studies Association Annual Meeting