Welcome to my personal homepage.   I am an Associate Professor (effective August 2014) of English at Baylor University, specializing in Romantic and Victorian literature.  My research interests are in the relationship between religion and literature; the history and theory of reading and print culture;  and the history and theory of poetic form, particularly prosody.

My work has appeared in journals such as The Hopkins Quarterly, Christianity and Literature, Nineteenth-Century Prose, The CEA Critic, The Wordsworth Circle, Victorian Poetry, European Romantic Review, Essays in Romanticism, The Coleridge Bulletin, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, Victorian Studies, and Victorian Literature and Culture.

My book, Imagined Spiritual Communities in Britain’s Age of Print, is forthcoming (2015) with Ohio State University Press in their Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies book series.

Several other book chapters are forthcoming with collections published by Blackwell, Bloomsbury, Routledge, and Oxford University Press.

I also coordinate Baylor’s 19th C. Research Seminar. Please visit our websites for more information: