Professor & Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs
BA (Humanities/English emphasis -- Brigham Young University); MA (Humanities -- Brigham Young University); MA (Comparative Literature -- Cornell University); PhD (Comparative Literature -- Cornell University)
Office: Clark Administration 109
Telephone: (775) 784-1740
Twentieth- and twenty-first century fiction, Travel narrative, Literary and cultural theory
Travel Narrative and the Ends of Modernity (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
“Rereading Faulkner: Authority, Criticism, and The Sound and the Fury.” Modern Philology 98 (2001): 604-628. Reprinted in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism 170 (2006): 147-160. Adapted for inclusion in The Sound and the Fury, Norton Critical Edition, 3d ed., ed. Michael Gorra (Norton: 2014).
“Paradoxical Relations: Bakhtin and Modernism.” Modern Language Quarterly 61 (2000): 519-543.