PhD Candidate, Queen’s
Office: Watson 402
Office Hours: By appointment
Romanticism, interdisiplinarity, New Formalism, collaborative authorship, modalities of perception, the creative process.
- “Lord Byron’s Musical Language,” in revision for publication.
- “Opening the Door to Discord: Cognitive Dissonance and Teaching Poetry,” Queen’s Pedagogy Commons 1.2 (2011): 8-10.
- “Listen Slowly,” a lyric poem set to music by composer Stefan Honisch, premiered May 5, 2010 at the University of British Columbia “First Light Concert” by the Novica Choir.
- Three other articles based on conference papers presented at the Vancouver International Song Institute (2012), the Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (2011), and the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (2010) are at varying stages of completion.
I am currently writing my dissertation on Romantic lyric song, and am very excited to be teaching ENGL 271: Literature and Music in Fall 2012. In addition to English, my teaching experience includes piano, adult basic education, and specialized learning strategies. Concurrently, I am involved with initiatives to enhance teaching and learning at Queen's and which support literacy development in the Kingston community.