Academic Research


The American Strand: Directional Poetics and Apocalypse in the Early Modern Atlantic


National Endowment for the Humanities Summer seminar “George Herbert and Emily Dickinson” organized by Richard Strier (University of Chicago), 2014.

Peer-Reviewed Papers

“Why Sasquatch and Other Crypto-Beasts Haunt Our Imaginations,” The Journal of the Anthropology of Consciousness

“’The One Who Knocks:’ Milton’s Lucifer and the American Tragic Character,” in The Hermeneutics of Hell: Visions and Representations of the Devil in World Literature, edited by Dan Russ and Gregor Thuswaldner, (forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

“Political Theology and the Alternate Enlightenment in Blake and Husband” in anthology Globalizing the American Revolution, edited by Maria O’Malley and Denys van Renen (Routledge Press, 2016).

“Joel Barlow’s Miltonic Epic and Western Directional Poetics,” in special issue of Milton Studies: Milton in the Americas, edited by Angelica Duran and Elizabeth Saur (forthcoming, Duquesne University Press, 2016).

“The Fantasy of Non-Colonial Conversion in Unca Eliza Winkfield’s The Female American” in Women’s Studies: An inter-disciplinary journal, edited by Denise MacNeil (forthcoming, Taylor and Francis, 2016).

“Bradstreet and Trans-Atlantic Non-Conformism in the American-Prophetic Mode” in anthology Prophecy and Eschatology in the trans-Atlantic World, 1500-1800, edited by Andrew Crome (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

“Cotton Mather’s Heterodox Puritanism and the Construction of America” in anthology Catholics and Puritans in the trans-Atlantic world, 1500-1800, edited by Crawford Gribben and Scott Spurlock (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Academic Book Reviews

Lifewriting Annual – Review of Christopher S. Celenza, Machiavelli: A Portrait (2016)

Theopoetics: A Journal of Theological Imagination, Literature, Embodiement, and Aesthetics – Regina Schwartz’s Sacramental Poetics at the Dawn of Secularism: When God Left the World (2015)

The Journal of the Northern Renaissance – Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England, in the Journal of the Northern Renaissance (2015)

The Sixteenth Century Journal – Demitra Papadinis’ The Tragedie of Macbeth: A Frankly Annotated First Folio Edition, in the Sixteenth Century Journal (2014)

The Journal of the Northern Renaissance – James Simpson’s “Under the Hammer: Iconoclasm in the Anglo-American Tradition” (2013)

This Rough Magic: A Peer Reviewed Online Academic Journal Dedicated to the Teaching of Medieval and Renaissance Literature – “Religio Medici and Urne Burrial” by Thomas Browne, edited by Stephen Greenblatt and Ramie Targoff (2012)

Reference Articles

“Legends of the Saints,” in American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore, edited by Jeffrey Webb (ABC-CLIO, 2015).


Amongst the Heretics (Under Consideration at Punctum Books)

Edited Anthologies

Lands of Milk and Honey: The Spatial Turn in Religion (Under Consideration)

The Fine Art of Commenting on Books that Don’t Exist: A Borgesian Experiment (Under Consideration)