Welcome to my personal homepage.   I am an Associate Professor of English at Baylor University, specializing in Romantic and Victorian literature. I was also recently appointed the Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies at Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library. My primary research areas are nineteenth-century British poetic form, religion, and “print culture.” By “print culture” I mean the social interaction and meaning-making enabled by the production, circulation, and reception of printed media.  Within these areas, I have actively published in three subfields: (1) nineteenth-century British print culture and religion; (2) Romantic poetic form and theory, focusing on connections between meter, ethics, and social norms; (3) Victorian poetic form and theory, emphasizing theological views of poetic form.

You can read more about my book, Imagined Spiritual Communities in Britain’s Age of Print, (Ohio State University Press, 2015) by visiting the webpage linked to the title.  It is in Ohio State’s Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies book series.

My work has also 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.

Several other book chapters have appeared or are forthcoming in collections published by Blackwell, Bloomsbury, Routledge, and Oxford University Press.

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


Associate Professor, English