Professor, Teacher, and Scholar dedicated to interrogating the profession of authorship, print & publishing culture, and editorial process in 19th-20th century American literature, as well as the works of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Ph.D.   Kent State University, English, 2015

Kenneth R. Pringle Dissertation Fellow

Primary Field: American Literature after 1900

Secondary Fields: Book History, Textual Editing, and Print Culture


M.A.    Montana State University, English, 2010


B.A.    Montana State University, English, 2008

summa cum laude

Other Publications

2019    “I’m Inclined to Believe: Editing Uncertainty in the Ending(s) to Nella Larsen’s Passing.” South Atlantic Review [forthcoming].


2017    “Alone and Alone: Defense, Justification, and Apology in Fitzgerald’s Late Prefaces.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, vol. 15, pp. 51–71.


2017    “Breaking Forelegs: Hemingway’s Early Prefaces.” Hemingway Review, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 65–82.


2017    “Nothing is Left but the Sky: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Booth Tarkington, and Midwestern Influence.” Midwestern Miscellany, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 12–25.


2016    “Refusing the Serious: Authorial Resistance in Ring Lardner’s Prefaces for Scribner’s.” Authorship, vol. 5, no. 2, 11pp. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21825/aj.v5i2.3877.


2016    “‘At Last Everyone Had Something to Talk About’: Gloria’s War in Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned.” Midwestern Miscellany, vol. 44, pp. 68–81.


2015    “My Own Personal Public: Fitzgerald’s Table of Contents in Tales of the Jazz Age.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, vol. 13, pp. 130–145.


2015    “Excuse the Preface: Hemingway’s Introductions for Other Writers.” Hemingway Review, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 72–90.


2014    “Designed to Amuse: Hemingway’s The Torrents of Spring and Intertextual Comedy.” MidAmerica, vol. 41, pp. 11–22.

Blog Posts



    A Most Pleasant Business: Authorial Prefaces and American Writers since 1900 

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    2019    “That Memory: Textual (Dis)location in Bonnie Jo Campbell’s ‘Winter Life.’” Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL (January 3–6)


    2018    “Foreign Born: Discovering John Herrmann’s Unpublished World War I Home Front Novel.” Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, East Lansing, MI (May 17–19), w/ Sara A. Kosiba, Steven Trout, and Patricia Oman


    2018    “‘You better not think about it’: Hemingway’s Michigan Battleground.” Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Conference, East Lansing, MI (May 17–19)


    Modern Language Association

    American Literature Association

    Ernest Hemingway Foundation & Society

    F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

    Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

    South Atlantic Modern Language Association

    Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

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