Ph.D., University of Virginia
B.A., Yale University
- 2003-06: William R. Kenan,
Jr. Professor and Chair, Department of English
- 2002, Fall: Acting Chair,
Department of English, Vanderbilt University
- 1993-03: Professor,
Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia
and the English Novel: Visionary Experience in Narrative. Director: Cecil
Grants, and Honors:
- 2005: Suzanne M. Glasscock
Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship for Charles Dickens
- 2005: George and Barbara
Perkins Prize for best book of the year in the field of Narrative Studies,
Honorable Mention for Charles Dickens in Cyberspace
- 2003-2006: National Institutes
of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute Grant 1 R03 HG 3031-01
- PI, "Genetics in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture"
- 1999-2000: John Simon
Board of Supervisors, The English Institute, Harvard University
Spence Lee Wilson and Rebecca Webb Fellow, and co- Director of the Fellows
Program, Robert Penn Warren Center for Humanities
President, Society for the Study of Narrative Literature
Choice: "An Outstanding Academic Book for 1995" for The Pleasures
University Research Council Grant (academic year)
Affirmative Action Award, Vanderbilt University
University Research Council Grant (summer)
Fellow, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University
Robert A. Partlow Award, The Dickens Society, for Romantic Vision and the
Fellow, Vanderbilt Center for the Humanities
Senior Fellow, Wisconsin Institute for the Humanities (declined)
Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Graduate School Research Grant (Summer)
Wisconsin Graduate School Research Grant (Summer)
John H. McGinnis Memorial Award, Honorable Mention, best short story in The
Southwest Review, 1982-83
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
Wisconsin Graduate School Research Grant (Summer)
Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship in Creative Writing
Balch Prize for criticism, University of Virginia
106W - Critical Approaches to Literature
115W - Freshman Seminar: Contemporary American Fiction
115W - Freshman Seminar: Hypertext: Reading and Writing Online
204 - Fiction Writing
231 - Nineteenth-Century English Novel
232 - Modernism and the American Novel
234 - Contemporary American Fiction
243 - Literature, Science, and Technology
273 - Genetics in Literature and Film
287 - Desire in the Novel
288 - Special Topics: Contemporary Fiction
289 - Independent Study (numerous)
290A - Honors Colloquium
290B - Honors Thesis
295D - Undergraduate Seminar: Postmodernism and the Culture of Cyberspace
318 - Victorian Novel, 1851-67: From Exhibitionism to Reform (graduate seminar)
- ENGL 318 - Science
and the Nineteenth Century English Novel
337A - Introduction to Literary Theory: Deconstruction, Gender Theory, and
Cultural Studies (graduate seminar)
- ENGL 337A - Narrative
and the Ends of Theory (graduate seminar)
337B - Special Topics in Literary Theory: Cultural Studies (graduate seminar)
355 - Undisciplined Cultures: Literature and Technology after Postmodernism
355 - Postmodernism and Contemporary Fiction (graduate seminar)
207 - Intro. to Modern Literature, 19th. Cen. (lecture, 300 students)
208 - Intro. to Modern Literature, 20th. Cen. (lecture, 300 students)
253 - Approaches to Narrative
301 - Intermediate Fiction Writing
306 - Advanced Fiction Writing
460 - Victorian Novel
511 - Contemporary American Fiction
682 - Senior Honors Thesis
695 - Directed Creative Writing
699 - Undergraduate Directed Study
723 - Critical Methods (graduate lecture course)
724 - Desire in the Novel (graduate lecture course)
727 - Narrative Theory (graduate seminar)
Victorian novel; contemporary
literature and culture; literature, science, and technology; genetics and
literature; hypermedia and online gaming; literary theory
and Edited Volumes:
Charles Dickens in
Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture.
Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. x + 270. Winner, Suzanne M. Glasscock Humanities
Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship. Honorable Mention, George and Barbara
Perkins Prize for the best book in Narrative Studies. Paperback edition, 2006.
and the Literary. Edited (with Marianne Hirsch and Karen Newman). New
York: Routledge, 2002). Pp. vi + 261.
Pleasures of Babel: Contemporary American Literature and Theory. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1993. pp. xii + 209. Selected "An Outstanding Academic
Book for 1995" by Choice.
and Intertextuality in Literary History. Edited (with Eric Rothstein). Madison:
University of Wisconsin Press, 1991. pp. x + 349.
Vision and the Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987. pp. x
+ 250. Second printing, 1988. Winner, Robert A. Partlow Award for 1988, The
Literature and Contemporary Theory. Edited (with Betsy Draine). Special
Issue. Contemporary Literature 29/3 (1988).
and Chapters in Refereed Volumes:
Chimeras: Literature and Genetics Policy." New Literary History
(forthcoming, 35 pp. in manuscript)
Futurity." The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley. Ed. Esther
Schor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 84-99.
"Convergence of the
Two Cultures: A Geek's Guide to Contemporary Literature."
American Literature 74 (December 2002): 807-31.
Time." In Re-reading the Present: Time and the Literary. Ed. Karen Newman,
Jay Clayton, and Marianne Hirsch. New York: Routledge (forthcoming, 30 pp.
in manuscript, 2001).
When Is Now?" (Co-authored with Karen Newman and Marianne Hirsch). In Re-reading
the Present: Time and the Literary. (15 pp. in manuscript, 2000).
Patchwork in the Classroom: Shelley Jackson, Tom Stoppard, William Gibson,
and Bruce Sterling Rewrite the Romantics." In Romanticism and Contemporary
Culture. Online .
the Nineteenth Century." In Victorian Afterlife: Postmodern Culture Rewrites
the Nineteenth Century. Ed. John R. Kucich and Dianne F. Sadoff. Minneapolis:
U of Minnesota Press, 2000. 186-210.
Voice in the Machine: Hazlitt, Hardy, James." In Language Machines: Technologies
of Literary and Cultural Production. Ed. Jeffrey Masten, Peter Stallybrass,
and Nancy J. Vickers. New York: Routledge, 1997. 209-32.
Circuits: Frankenstein's Monster, the Medusa, and the Cyborg." Raritan
15:4 (1996): 53-69.
"Is Pip Postmodern?
or, Dickens at the End of the Twentieth Century." In Case Studies in Contemporary
Criticism: Charles Dickens's "Great Expectations". Ed. Janice Carlisle.
Boston: Bedford Books, 1996. 606-24.
Dickens's London in Joyce's Dublin." Novel: A Forum on Fiction 28 (1995):
of the Romantic Poet as a Young Modernist: Literary History as Textual Unconscious."
In Joyce: The Return of the Repressed. Ed. Susan Stanford Friedman. Ithaca:
Cornell University Press, 1993. 114-27.
and the Genealogy of Postmodernism." Nineteenth-Century Literature 46
in the Corpus: Theories of Influence and Intertextuality." (Co-authored with
Eric Rothstein.) In Influence and Intertextuality in Literary History.
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1991. 3-36.
of Suffering: Effie Deans, Tess Durbeyfield, Martha Ray, and Hetty Sorrel."
In Influence and Intertextuality in Literary History. 37-60.
Turn in Recent Minority Fiction." American Literary History 2 (1990):
with revisions, in Narrative and Culture. Ed. Janice Carlisle and Daniel
R. Schwarz. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1994. 58-76.
Voices and Violence--A Dialogue." (Co-authored with Ellen Wright Clayton). Vanderbilt
Law Review 43 (1990): 1807-1818.
and Theories of Desire." Critical Inquiry 16 (1989): 33-53.
Literature and Contemporary Theory: A Preface." (Co-authored with Betsy Draine.)
Contemporary Literature 29 (1988): 331-6.
with Stanley Elkin." Contemporary Literature 24 (1983): 1-12.
Power and Narrative Form: Wordsworth and Adam Bede." ELH 46 (1979): 645-72.
of Memory." Denver Quarterly 22/4 (1988): 59-71.
of Elum Street." The Southwest Review 67 (1982): 414-27. Honorable Mention,
John H. McGinnis Award.
Kansas Quarterly 12 (1980): 31-48.
The Southern Review 15 (1979): 189-201.
Beautiful." Harvard Advocate 106 (1974): 34-36.
Yale Lit 142 (1974): 10-18.
the Middle." Review of Alan Wilde, Middle Grounds: Studies in Contemporary
American Fiction. Novel: A Forum on Fiction 23 (1988): 221-3.
J. Handwerk, Irony and Ethics in Narrative: From Schlegel to Lacan. Studies
in Romanticism 27 (1988): 446-51.
Deconstruction." Review of Patricia McKee, Heroic Commitment in Richardson,
Eliot, and James. Novel: A Forum on Fiction 22 (1988): 119-21.
to Modern Literature: The Twentieth Century. Three audio programs produced
for the Annenberg Foundation and National Public Radio on Ernest Hemingway,
Robert Frost, and Toni Morrison.
in Cyberspace, Or, Literature in an Age of Cultural Studies. (Book on the links
between 19th-century British literature and postmodernism. Manuscript completed.)
and Public Policy: Victorian Chimeras and Contemporary Genetics." NAVSA:
North American Victorian Studies Association. Charlottesville, VA. Sept. 30,
"AI, Robotics, and
Turing Tests Online." Modern Language Association. San Diego, CA. Dec.
"The Dickens Tapes:
Lost and Found Sound before Recording Technology." NAVSA: North American
Victorian Studies Association. Bloomington, IN. October 17-19, 2003.
"Gen X Eugenics:
Brave New World and the Contemporary Genetics of Race." University of
California, Berekley. March 27-29, 2003.
"New Age Evolution."
Religion and Genetics in Popular Culture Conference. Duke University. Durham,
NC. November 21-23, 2002.
Recording Technology in Friedrich Kittler." MSA4: Modernist Studies Association.
Madison, WI. October 31-November 3, 2002.
Describing Media Representations of Genetics." ASBH: American
Society of Bioethics and Humanities. Baltimore, MD. October 24 27, 2002.
"Eugenics and Utopia."
MSA3: Modernist Studies Association. Rice University. Houston, TX. September
"Men Under Glass:
Joseph Paxton and Victorian Masculinity." Conference: Locating the Victorians.
London, England. July 14, 2001.
"Odd Histories: The
Crystal Palace in the Outback." Conference: The Legacy of the Great Exhibition.
CUNY-Graduate Center. New York, NY. May 4, 2001.
"Crimes of the Genome:
Philip Kerr's A Philosophical Investigation and the Gene
for Violence." Narrative: An International Conference. Rice University.
March 9, 2001.
"Peacock, Mary Somerville,
and the Woman of Science." Romantic Period Division, Modern Language
Association. Washington, DC. Dec. 27-30, 2000.
"The GATC of Gattaca."
SLS: Society for Literature and Science. Atlanta. October 5-6, 2000.
Narration, And Communication." Narrative: An International Conference.
Emory University April 6-9, 2000.
"Slice and Dice:
Clones, Cyborgs, and the Human Genome Project." Modern Language Association.
Chicago. December 27-30, 1999.
The English Institute. Harvard University. October 1-3, 1999.
"Ada in Arcadia."
Narrative: An International Conference. Dartmouth College. April, 1999.
Hypertext," and "Joyce and the Nineteenth Century." 16th International
James Joyce Symposium. Rome, Italy. June 14-20, 1998.
"The Economics of
Literary Exchange." INCS: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies--Nineteenth-Century
Money and Culture. New Orleans. April 17-19, 1998.
"Sound Art: Digital
Voices and Hypertext Narratives." Narrative: An International Conference.
Northwestern University. April 3-6, 1998.
Austen in Cyberspace." Modern Language Association. Toronto. Dec. 27-30, 1997.
the Nineteenth Century." Victorian Re-Versions. The Dickens Project, University
of California-Santa Cruz. Aug. 9-10, 1997.
in the Future of Cultural Studies." The Criticism of the Future. University
of Kent, Canterbury, UK. July 11-12, 1997.
"Why Do Victorian
Narrative?" Narrative: An International Conference. University of Florida. April
"Hypertext and Literary Theory." Twentieth-Century Literature Conference.
University of Louisville. February, 1997.
and Multiculturalism, I, II, III." (Organizer and Moderator of three panels
for Twentieth-Century American Division, Modern Language Association. Washington.
Dec. 27-30, 1996.
"Romantic Narrative Art." Narrative: An International Conference. Ohio State
University. April 25-28, 1996.
Technology and Modernity." INCS: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies--The
Exhibition of Cultures. April 12-13, 1996.
"Contemporary Literature and Film." Twentieth-Century Literature Conference.
University of Louisville. February, 1996.
in an Age of Cultural Studies." Modern Language Association. Chicago. Dec. 27-30,
in Cyberspace." (Plenary address.) Revisiting Mansfield Park: The 17th Annual
Jane Austen Society of North America Conference. October 5-8, 1995. Madison,
in the Machine." The English Institute. Harvard University. August 24-27, 1995.
London in Joyce's Dublin." INCS: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies--The
City in the Nineteenth Century. University of California, Santa Cruz. April
Expectations and Postmodern Culture." Narrative: An International Conference.
Park City, Utah. April 20-23, 1995.
"The New Modernist Studies III: Modernism after Poststructuralism/Postmodernism."
Modern Language Association. San Diego. Dec. 27-30, 1994.
Circuits: Frankenstein's Monster to Haraway's Cyborg." Narrative: An International
Conference. Vancouver. April 28-May 1, 1994.
"Native American Novels." Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University
of Louisville. February, 1994.
Community: Contemporary Women's Fiction." Narrative: An International Conference.
Albany, NY. April 1-4, 1993.
Narrative in the 1990s." Narrative: An International Conference. Albany, NY.
April 1-4, 1993.
Cyborgs: The Blithe Spirit of Postmodernism." Modern Language Association. New
York. Dec. 27-30, 1992.
without Masterpieces." South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Knoxville.
Nov. 12-14, 1992.
Dickens, Gaskell, and Trollope." Semiotics Society of America. Chicago. Oct
30-Nov 1, 1992.
The City in Dickens and Joyce." XIII International James Joyce Symposium. Dublin,
Ireland. June 14-21, 1992.
Economies: Dickens in Cranford and The Warden." Modern Language
Association Convention. San Francisco. December 27-30, 1991.
a Multicultural Society." Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University
of Louisville. February 21-3, 1991.
and Violence in the Contemporary Political Novel." American Literature Association.
San Diego, CA. May 31 - June 2, 1990.
of the Other in Contemporary Fiction." Narrative: An International Conference.
New Orleans. April 5-7, 1990.
and the Genealogy of Postmodernism." Modern Language Association Convention.
Washington, D.C. December 27-30, 1989.
Studies and Postmodernism." Disciplines and the Canon: An Interdisciplinary
Symposium. Vanderbilt University. October 19-21, 1989.
Culture in a Post-Industrial Society." (Re)producing Texts/(Re)presenting History:
An Interdisciplinary Conference. Texas A & M University. September 27-9,
and Postmodernism." Narrative: An International Conference. University of Wisconsin--Madison.
April 6-8, 1989.
of Desire in Recent Narrative Theory." Modern Language Association Convention.
New Orleans. December 27-30, 1988.
Romantic Ideology." Eleventh International James Joyce Conference. Venice, Italy.
June 8-16, 1988.
of Desire: Leo Bersani and Narrative Theory." Narrative: An International Conference.
Ohio State University. April 7-9, 1988.
on the Periphery: Ritual and Politics in Robert Stone and Russell Banks." Modern
Language Association Convention. San Francisco. December 27-30, 1987.
and Power: Recent Critical Theories." International Conference on Narrative
Literature. Ann Arbor, Michigan. April 2, 1987.
and Romantic Vision." Modern Language Association Convention. Los Angeles. December
Lyricism in Jane Austen." Modern Language Association Convention. New York,
NY. December 27-30, 1981.
Experience in Joyce." James Joyce Symposium. Albuquerque, New Mexico. June 9-16,
Co-Director (with Priscilla
Wald). Genetics in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture. Vanderbilt University.
November 7-8, 2003.
(with James Epstein). Questioning Culture. Vanderbilt University. 1997.
Narrative: An International Conference. Vanderbilt University. April 10-12,
(with Ellen Wright Clayton). Law, Literature, and Social Change. Vanderbilt
University. March 16-17, 1990.
The Rhetoric of Public Life. Vanderbilt University. October 19-20, 1990.
Disciplines and the Canon. Vanderbilt University. October 19-21, 1989.
Narrative: An International Conference. University of Wisconsin. April 6-8,
Woodrow Wilson School
of Public Affairs, Princeton University. Invited lecture at a Workshop on
Systems Biology and Information Medicine in a Global Society. January, 2007.
Temple University Humanities Center. Invited lecture. October, 2006.
11th Annual Genetics & Ethics in the 21st Century Conference: Engineering
Immortality-The End of Death? Aspen, Colorado. July, 2006.
INCS: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Culture. Plenary panelist. Rutgers
University. April, 2006.
Florida State University. Invited lecture. September, 2005.
Case Western Reserve University. Invited lecture. April, 2005.
British Studies Seminar, Ransom Humanities Center. Invited lecture. Austin,
TX. April 15, 2005.
SGI: Society for Gynecologic Investigation. Invited lecture. Los Angeles,
CA. March 25, 2005.
Glasscock Center for the Humanities, Texas A&M. Invited lecture and Award
Ceremony. College Station, TX. February 18, 2005.
Yale University. Invited lecture. New Haven, Ct. February 3, 2005.
The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and the Law School, University
of Chicago. Invited lecture. Chicago, IL. November 17, 2004.
University of Tennessee. Invited lecture. Knoxville, TN. November 10, 2004.
Victorian Soundings. Plenary address. The Dickens Project. University of California,
Santa Cruz. July 31-August 3, 2003.
Stanford University Humanities Center. Invited lecture. Palo Alto, CA. April
University of Kentucky. Invited lecture. Lexington, KY. November 2002.
INCS: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Culture. Plenary address. Georgetown
University, Washington, DC. April 2002.
Indiana University. Invited lecture. Bloomington, IN. November, 2001.
NVSA: Northeastern Victorian Studies Assoc. Plenary Speaker. Periodization
in Nineteenth-Century Studies. Brown University, Providence, RI. April 28,
Cornell University. Invited lecture. Ithaca, NY. March 26, 2001.
Emory University. Invited lecture. Atlanta, GA. March 19, 2001.
National Human Genome Research Institute. NIH. Invited lecture. Bethesda,
Maryland. May, 2000.
University of Washington. Invited lecture. Seattle, Washington. April, 1999.
Southern Methodist University. Invited lecture. Dallas, Texas. March 23, 1998.
Center for Aesthetics and Logic. Aalborg University, Denmark. November 5-6,
Murray State University. Murray, KY. Invited lecture. November 9, 1995.
Fifth Annual Josephine G. Ferguson Lecture in 19th Century British Literature.
Tulane University. March 10, 1994.
Hall Center for the Humanities. Invited lecture. University of Kansas. Lawrence,
Rice University. Invited lecture.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Invited lecture.
and Advisory Boards:
2005-08: Advisory Board,
Advisory Board, American Literature
: Advisory Board, Narrative
1988- : Advisory
Board, Contemporary Literature
Associate Editor, Contemporary Literature
of scholarly manuscripts (journals):
of Narrative and Life Histories
A Forum on Fiction
Studies in Women and Literature
of scholarly manuscripts (presses):
of California Press
of Georgia Press
Hopkins University Press
of Kentucky Press
of Minnesota Press
Carolina University Press
State University Press
Press of Virginia
of Wisconsin Press
2004-: Society of Critical
Exchange, Board of Directors
2003- : NINES: Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century, University
: The English Institute
Modern Language Association
First Book Prize Committee (1997)
Prize Committee (1996)
Executive Committee, Division on 20th- Century American Literature (1996)
Committee, Division on 20th-Century American Literature (1995)
1985- : Narrative
of Electronic Communications, 1996-
and Chair, Perkins Prize Committee, 1996
1995- : INCS--Interdisciplinary
- Chair, F02 (acting),
of Graduate Studies, 1995-96, 96-97, 97-98
of Undergraduate Studies, 1992-93, 93-94
- Briana O'Riordan
- Shalyn Claggett,
"The Science of Character in Victorian Literature." December,
2005. Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University.
- Lisa Niles, "Unproductive
Productivity: Aging and Literature in the Nineteenth Century," December,
2005. Lecturer, Vanderbilt University
Bost. "Mulattas and Mestizas: Mixed Identity in Women's Writing of the
Americas, 1850-1996." December, 1997. Associate Professor, SMU.
A. Hecimovich. "Waking the Reader: Riddles in Nineteenth-Century British
Literature." December, 1997. Associate Professor, Western Carolina University.
L. Breau, "Lying with the Fathers: Incest in Contemporary Feminist Fictions."
December, 1994. Lecturer, Vanderbilt University
Elizabeth Hart. "The Structure of Constancy: Metaphor, Language, and the
Chaos of Shakespeare's English." December, 1993. Assistant Professor,
University of Connecticut
Luebke, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Fall Rivers
Loflin, "Race, Nationalism, and Colonialism in the African Landscape."
June, 1989. Assistant Professor, Grinnell College
Committees: Marilyn Lewis Allison, Fred Ashe, Lance Bacon, Lisa Barnes (02),
Wendy Barry, Hyeyurn Chung (05), Ken Cooper, Jeff Crouch, June Ellis, Chris
Freeman, David Guest, Sean Heuston (02), Melanie Holliday (06), Amanda Kinard,
Kurt Koenigsberger, William Kupinse, Tat-Siong Benny Liew (Religious Studies),
Deandra Little (01), Francisco Lozado (Religious Studies), Carol Manthey,
Ann McDonald, Antonia Moser (02), Laura Patterson (01), Philip Nel, Elaine
Phillips, Leigh Phillips, Katherine Pratt (01), Clay Railey, Arnold Schmidt,
Lady Smith, Adrianne Stewart, Honor Wallace, Caroline Woidat
Committees (Ph.D.): Marilyn Lewis Allison, Misty Anderson, Fred Ashe, Lance
Bacon, Lisa Barnes, Wendy Barry, Suzanne Bost, Cathie Wade Byron, Beth Breau,
Hyeyurn Chung (03), Shalyn Claggett (03), Ken Cooper, Kinian Cosner, Jeff
Crouch, June Ellis, Josh Epstein (06), Chris Flack, Chris Freeman, David
Guest, Benjamin Graydon (06), Gregg Hecimovich, Sean Heuston (01), Melanie
Holliday, Amanda Kinard, Kurt Koenigsberger, William Kupinse, Alan Lewis,
Tat-Siong Benny Liew (Religious Studies), Francisco Lozado (Religious Studies),
Ann McDonald, Carol Manthey, Jeff Menne (06), Lee Moore, Frank Nigro, Lisa
Niles (03), Briana O'Riordan (05), Lee Phillips, Katherine Pratt, Clay Railey,
Tim Richardson, Jim Schiavoni, Julie Scheutz, Lady Smith, William Turner
(History), Honor Wallace, Caroline Woidat
Program (English), Director, 1991-92, 92-93, 93-94
Program Planning Committee, Chair (designed new English Honors Program),
- Literary Theory Reading
Group (Director), 1988 89, 89 90, 90 91
- Masters Examination
Committee, 1994, 96, 98
- Merril Moore Prize
Committee, 1989 90
- Search Committee (endowed
chairs), 1988 89, 89 90, 93-94, 96-97, 97-98, 2000-01, 01-02, 02-03, 03-04,
- Search Committee (tenured
and tenure track positions), 1988 89, 89 90, 90-91, 92-93, 95-96, 97-98,
98-99, 2000-01, 01-02, 02-03, 03-04, 04-05
- Tenure and Promotion
Review Committees: 10 candidates (Chair of 4)
- Visiting Writers Program
(Director), 1989 90 S
- Web Page Supervisor,
1996-97, 97-98, 2000-01, 01-02, 02-03, 04-05
- Writers Committee,
Hoc Committee on the Graduate Program (charged with designing new M.A. and
Ph.D. programs in English), 1985-86, 86-87
VI - Dept. Area Committee, 1979-80, 80-81, 82-83, II 83-84, 84-85, 85-86,
VI - Executive Area Committee, 1986-87, 87-88
12 (Criticism), 1984-85, 85-86, 87-88
7 (Novel), 1986-87 (Chair), 87-88
Poetry Prize, Reader, 1984-85, 85-86, 86-87, 87-88
Literary Theory Discussion Group (co-founder), 1980-81, 82-83, 83-84
of Creative Writing, II 1980-81, 87-88
Draft Group (co-founder, faculty paper presentations), 1985-86, 86-87, 87-88
Advisor, Madison Review, 1979-80, 80-81, 82-83, II 83-84, 84-85, 85-86,
Literature Courses Policy Committee, 1979-80, 82-83
Committee, 1979-80, 80-81, 82-83, II 83-84, 84-85, 85-86, 86-87, (Chair)
Secretary, Executive Committee, 1986-87
Nominations Committee, 1986-87, 87-88
Review Committee, 1980-81, 82-83, 84-85
Institute for Creative Writing, Director (responsible for publicizing the
program, coordinating the selection of fellows, scheduling colloquia, and
supervising fellows' residency in the Institute), 1986-87, 87-88
Committee, 1979-80, 80-81, 82-83, II 83-84, 84-85, 85-86, 86-87, (Chair)
- Academic Computing
and Instructional Technology Board, 1997-98, 98-99, 04-05
- Academic Policies and
Services Committee (Chair), 2001-02, 02-03
- Advisory Board, Robert
Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, 1990 91, 91 92, 92-93, 93-94, 94-95,
- Center for the Americas
Director, Search Committee, 2003-04
- CPLE Subcommittee on
Humanities, 1995-96, 96-97
- Committee on Academic
Standards and Procedures, 1995-96
- Committee on the Status
of Women and Minorities, 1993-94, 95-96, 97-98, 98-99
- Communication of Science
and Technology Program, Advisory Committee, 2002-03, 03- 04, 04-05, 05-06
- Comparative Literature
Committee, 1989 90, 92-93 F, 93-94 S
- Computer Advisory Board
(A&S), 1996-97, 97-98, 98-99
- Council on Teacher
Education (Peabody), 1993-94
- Curriculum Committee,
1988 89 F, 89 90 S, 90 91, 91 92, 92-93
- Dissertation Award
Committee (graduate school), 1996
- Faculty Council, l992-93,
- Faculty Council, Secretary,
- Faculty Senate, 2000-01,
- Chair, Academic Policy
and Services Committee, 2001-02, 02-03
- Task Force on Revising
the Faculty Manual, 2004-05
- Foucault Study Group
(Director), Warren Center for the Humanities, Summer 1989
- Graduate Education
Task Force, 2002-03
- Graduate Faculty Council,
1993-94, S 2001
- Graduate School Ad
Hoc Evaluation Committee (NEH summer stipend proposals): 1992
- Institutional Repository
Policy Committee, 2003-04, 04-05
- Learning Center Review
- Lectures to campus
- Guest Teacher,
BME 201, Biomedical Engineering Ethics. Sept. 20, 2005
of Genetics in Literature and Film." Arts and Science Day, Alumni
Association, Vanderbilt University. February 23, 2001
of Genetics in Literature and Film." Genetics Interest Group, Vanderbilt
Medical School. Spring, 2000
European Studies 201. Fall, 1995
to Laurence Lerner on the New Historicism." Humanities Center.
- "Shari Benstock's
Women of the Left Bank." Women's Center, Fall 1990
Sacvan Bercovitch." American Studies 301 (Maymester, 1991)
- "Dueling DeLillos."
Program in Social Thought. Fall 1991
Strategies and the Shaping of Ethnic Communities." American Studies
301: Ethnic America (Maymester, 1992)
- "On The Pleasures
of Babel." Humanities Center, Faculty Luncheon Group, Beverly Asbury
- Library Technology
Advisory Committee, 2005-06
- Medical School Humanities
Emphasis Program, 04-05
- Medicine, Health, and
Society Program, 2001-02, 02-03, 04-05, 06-07
- Peabody Search Committee
for senior scholar in Language, Literacy, and Culture, 2005-06
- Postmodernism and Culture
Seminar (Director), Warren Center for the Humanities, 1992-93 S, 93-94
- Strategic Academic
Planning Committee, College of Arts and Science, 2000-01
- Visible Knowledge Program,
2000-01, 01-02, 02-03
Appeals Board, II 1979-80, 80-81, II 83-84, 84-85, 85-86
Senate, Alternate, 1979-80, 82-83
School Research Committee, 1986-87, 87-88
& S Senate, 1984-85
& S Senate, Alternate, 1982-83
Summer Nominations Committee, I 1987-88
Project in Modern Literature, Associate Director, (developing and producing
a course in twentieth-century literature for National Public Radio broadcast
and casette distribution), II 1986, 86-87, 87-88, 88-89
- External evaluation of
- University of Virginia.
- University of Georgia.
Evaluator, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, 1986-87
Prize Committee, 1990
- "Hideous Progeny:
Stories about Cloning." What's the Word. National Public Radio,
- "Genetics and
Literature." Teddy Bart's Round Table. December, 2003
Must Literary Theory Be So Difficult," National Public Radio, January 1993
Wordsworth," Wisconsin Public Radio, March & April, 1988
Dickens," Wisconsin Public Radio, December, 1985
Humanities Council, Southern Festival of Books, Moderator, October, 1990,
and Promotion Review (external evaluator)
- Reviews of candidates
to associate professor, full professor, and endowed chairs for 39 colleges