Recent Research

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“Was Ezra Pound the ‘midwife’ of The Waste Land? Surgeons, midwives, and ‘sage homme.’” Feminist Modernist Studies. Vol. 2, no. 2, 2019. 212-231.

“Writing.” In The Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st-Century Feminist Theory. Edited by Robin Truth Goodman. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. 181-192. 

Harassment. Guest editor, special focus for American Book Review, vol. 39, no.4, May/June 2018. 

“Pregnancy in Faulkner’s Artist Novels: Masculinity, Sexology, and Creativity in Interwar America.” The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945. Vol. 14, 2018, pp. 1-31.

“A Century of Reading Time: From Modernist Novels to Contemporary Comics.” In Popular Modernism and Its Legacies: From Pop Literature to Video Games. Edited by Scott Ortolano. Bloomsbury Academic, 2017, pp. 231-245. 

Monograph: Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

  • Named one of the best non-fiction books of the year by Entropy Magazine
  • Reviewed in Times Literary Supplement (London) and Virginia Woolf Bulletin
  • Paperback edition, June 2017

Southern Mother, Lethal Fetus; Or How Birth Control Makes a Modernist Out of Flannery O’Connor.” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture, vol.47, no. 3, 2014, pp. 407-30.

Modernism, Monsters, and Margaret Sanger.” MFS Modern Fiction Studies, vol.59, no. 2, 2013, pp. 440-60.