332 Benson Science Hall
T/R by appointment.
Ph.D. Michigan State University
Chair, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English
Co-Editor, J19: The Journal for Nineteenth Century Americanists
- With Russ Castronovo. Materializing Democracy: Toward a Revitalized Cultural Politics. Duke Univ. Press, 2002.
- Lydia Maria Child, Romance of the Republic (1867). University Press of Kentucky, 1997.
- Rebecca Rush, Kelroy, (1812). Oxford Univ. Press, 1993.
- Dual edition of and Introduction to Frances Ann Kemble's Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation (1863) and her daughter Frances Butler Leigh's Residence on a Georgia Plantation (1883). Published as Principles and Privilege: Two Women's Lives on a Georgia Plantation. University of Michigan Press, 1994.
- Special issue. "AmBushed: On the Costs of Macht-Politik," South Atlantic Quarterly 15.1 (Jan. 2006), November 2005.
- Special issue co-edited with Houston Baker. "Violence, the Body and The South," American Literature, 73.2 (June2001)