PhD Candidate, Queen’s
Office: Watson 523
Office Hours: Thursdays 12:00–2:00 pm
The Modernist novel and essay; history and theory of the novel; religious thinking, ethics, aesthetics, culture; prosaics, the sacred, ideas of presence and idolatry; tradition, memory, time, personhood.
- “What is Essential? Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Art of the Novel in the Work of Hermann Broch and Wayne Burns,” Modern Horizons (June 2013), web.
My dissertation work focuses on the religious origins and sensibilities of twentieth-century ethics and aesthetics, how this is depicted in Modernist novels, and how it influences our understanding of the novels. More broadly, I focus on prosaics, presence, and personhood. I am also dedicated to public thinking and dialogue, and co-edit the online journal Modern Horizons.