Research

As a scholar in Comparative Literature, I pursue interdisciplinary research, often in collaboration with other scholars.

I am a member of the Nineteenth Century Historical Poetics Group, comprised of Americanists and Victorianists from various institutions. We meet twice a year to read and discuss readings in Anglophone poetry and poetics from the long nineteenth century.

I also serve as a founding member on the steering committee of Contexts for Classics at the University of Michigan. Launched in 2000 as one of the first American initiatives in Classical reception studies, CfC is housed as an interdepartmental faculty consortium in the Institute for the Humanities, and affiliated with the international Classical Reception Studies Network.

At the University of Michigan, I am a member of  The Nineteenth Century Forum and the Poetry & Poetics Workshop, and I am involved in initiatives to promote research, teaching, collaboration, community outreach, and a wide range of other activities related to Translation@Michigan.

In my current research, I am thinking about the dynamic relationship between literature and music. I am completing a series of essays for a book, tentatively entitled Voice Inverse: Meter and Music in Victorian Poetry.