• Ph.D., M.A., B.A. University of Wisconsin


I've taught American and comparative literature, literary criticism, and film at Davidson since 1988. My research and writing includes the relations among ethics, politics, and art, and I edit Nabokov Studies.


  • ENG 391 Literary Criticism
  • ENG 498 Senior Honors Thesis
  • Framing Desire
  • ENG 393 Literature and the Visual Arts
  • The Mystery and Romance of the West
  • Literary Study
  • Seminar Joyce/Nabokov
  • Interpretive Boundaries from Cave Art to the World Wide Web
  • ENG 220 Literary Analysis
  • Habits of Reading
  • The City Novel
  • Faulkner
  • Love, Death, and Art
  • ENG 280 American Literature through the 20th Century
  • ENG 493 Film Art