Faculty and Staff Directory
Department of English Language and Literature
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Ph.D. English, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2007
B.A. English (cum laude), DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 1998
• Associate Professor, Department of English, University of South Carolina (2015-present)
• Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of South Carolina (2008-2014)
• Affiliate Faculty, African American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies (2008-present)
Areas of Specialization
• 18th-19th Century American Literature
• Studies of the Novel
• African-American and Caribbean Literature
• Hemispheric American Studies
Recently Taught Courses
ENGL 840 Graduate Seminar: Maritime Literatures
ENGL 750 Graduate Seminar: The Atlantic World Novel
ENGL 742 Hemispheric American Studies-the long nineteenth century
ENGL 700 Introduction to Graduate Studies
ENGL 490 Independent Study: Postcolonial Literatures
SCHC 457 Honors Pro Seminar: Pirates, Ships, and the Atlantic
ENGL 429 Early American Literature
ENGL 428b: African American Literature, 1903-present
ENGL 412 US Literature, 1830-1860
ENGL 383 Romanticism
ENGL 384 Realism (European and American)
ENGL 287 American Literature: Honors
ENGL 287 American Literature Survey: Atlantic Exploration
ENGL 285 Themes in American Literature: Aliens
ENGL 282 Introduction to Fiction
WST 111 Introduction to Women’s Studies
• Appointed, Peter and Bonnie McCausland Faculty Fellow of English Language and Literature
• Selected, South Carolina Collaborative for Racial Reconciliation Faculty Fellow
• Provost Humanities Research Grant, University of South Carolina, 2013
• American Council of Learned Society (ACLS) Faculty Fellowship, 2010-2011
• Josephine Abney Fellowship for Research in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Carolina, 2011
• Mayers Fellow, Huntington Library, Two-Month Residency, 2009
• Morton E. Kahn Award, Best Dissertation, SUNY Stony Brook, 2007
Current Research Projects
• Secret History in the Early Nineteenth-Century Americas” in The Age of Revelation: Secret History, Genre and Politics Reconsidered. Eds. Rebecca Bullard and Rachel Carnell. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press
• Hemispheric Regionalism: Romance and the Geography of Genre (Oxford University Press)
PUBLISHED AND FORTHCOMING ESSAYS
• "Geography, Genre, and Hemispheric Regionalism," Atlantic Studies, 10:2 (2013): 211-227.
• "Romance to Novel: A Secret History." NARRATIVE, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Oct 2009): 255-273.
• "John Howison’s New Gothic Nationalism and Transatlantic Exchange." Early American Literature. 44, 2 (2008): 309-335.
• "Haiti and the U.S. Novel" The Haitian Revolution and the Early United States, Eds Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Michael Drexler (University of Pennsylvania Press: 2016), 232-249.
• "History, Romance, and the Novel." Oxford Handbook of Charles Brockden Brown, Ed. 2 Philip Barnard and Stephen Shapiro. (forthcoming from Oxford University Press)
• "Trials and Confessions of Fugitive Slave Narratives" Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas, Eds. Nicole N. Aljoe and Ian Finesth. (University of Virginia Press: 2014), 47-73.
• Anna Brickhouse, The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945. Oxford University Press, 2015. Early American Literature, Vol. 50, No.3, 2015: 953-959.
• Cohen, Margaret. The Novel and The Sea. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.Novel: A Forum on Fiction 45:3 (2012): 455-460.
• Pratt, Lloyd. Archives of American Time: Literature and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century.Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and The Philosophy of History, 40:2 (2011): 17-22.
• Shapiro, Stephen. The Culture and Commerce of the Early American Novel: Reading The Atlantic World-System. Philadelphia: U of Penn Press, 2008. Huntington Library Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 2 (June 2010): 339-343.
• “In The Cage.” A Critical Companion to Henry James, Eds. Eric Haralson and Kendall Johnson. Facts On File: New York, NY, (2009): 246-255.
• “Historical Distance and the American Mediterranean.” International Symposium. Hemispheric Encounters: The Early United States in a Transatlantic Perspective. University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, April 25-28, 2012.
• “Bucaneers and Filibusteros: Cuba, Periódicos, and U.S. Popular Romance.” The Institute for African American Research. Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library. University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC: March 2011.
• “Cuba and the New-World Novel.” Southern Studies Institute Faculty Colloquium. University of South Carolina: April 12, 2010.
• “Desperate Form and Singular ‘Effect’ in Poe’s Periodical Fiction.” Keynote Address, October 13, 2009. The Art Institute, South Carolina Poetry Initiative, and Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC.
• “Geography and Genre: The Global South.” A roundtable, Chair. The Society of Early Americanists. Savannah, Georgia: February 2013.
• “Without Chains: Piracy in the New World.” Commentator. American Studies Association. San Antonio, TX: November 2010.
• “Smuggling Across the Archipelago.” Organizer, Chair, and Respondent. Early American Borderlands—Ibero/Anglo Americanist Summit. St. Augustine, Florida: May 2010.
• Roundtable Participant. “Geographies of Memory in Nineteenth-Century America.” MLA Convention. Vancouver, BC: January, 2015.
• Seminar Participant. “The Hemispheric South and the (Un)Common Ground of Comparability.” The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Chapel Hill, NC: March, 2014.
• Roundtable Participant. “Reconsidering the Secret History.” “Forms of domestication: “little histories” and the New World”. American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies. Williamsburg, VA: March 2014.
• “Tyrannical Distance and the Poetics of Relation.” New Oceanic Studies and the Colonial Americas Panel. MLA Convention. Chicago, IL: January, 2014.
• “Geography and Genre.” American Studies Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico: November, 2012.
• “Romantic Biography and Irving’s Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus.” Oceanic American Studies Panel. The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Berkeley, CA: May, 2012.
• “U.S. Popular Romance and the Sea.” The Hungry Ocean: Literary Culture and the Maritime Environment. A Conference at the John Carter Brown Library. Providence, RI: April, 2011.
• “‘Pleasing, Popular, and Profitable’: Scott’s The Pirate and U.S. Romance.” Ninth International Walter Scott Conference. Laramie, WY: July, 2011.
• “Charles Brockden Brown and Distant Reading.” Caribbean and Other Regionalisms. Roundtable. The Charles Brockden Brown Society. Pasadena, CA: October, 2010.
• “’The Far South’: Cuba and the New-World Novel.” The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. University Park, Pennsylvania: May 2010.
• “Trials and Confessions of New-World Slave Narratives.” Paper Presentation. Early American Borderlands—Ibero/Anglo Americanist Summit. St. Augustine, Florida: May, 2010.
• “Piratas de la America: bucaniers, privateers, and filibusteros in the novel of the Americas.” Ibero-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. ASECS, Albuquerque, NM: March, 2010.
• “Press and Public Opinion in the Revolutionary Atlantic World.” Commentator. Revolutionary Era Consortium. Charleston, South Carolina: February, 2010. “Traveling Genres: Saint-Dominguan Violence and the American Novel.” American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), Richmond, VA: March, 2009.
• “Atlantic History as Literary Form; or A Secret History.” The Society of Early Americanists 6th Biennial Conference, Hamilton, Bermuda: March, 2009.
• “Violent Time.” International Conference on Narrative. Austin, TX: May, 2008.
• “New Gothic Nationalism and Transatlantic Exchange.” Keats—Shelley Association. MLA Convention. Chicago, IL: December, 2007.
• “’The Cant of the Pickpockets’: William Cobbett and Charles Brockden Brown in 1790s.” Carolina Low Country and Atlantic World Conference. Charleston, SC: February, 2007.
• “Rebellion and Form: Peter Porcupine’s United Irishmen.” Southern Regional Conference for Irish Studies. Columbia, SC: February, 2006.
• “From Revolution to Insurrection; or The Specter of Haiti.” American Studies Association, Crossroads of Cultures, Washington D.C.: November, 2004.
• “The Revolutionary Storm’: The Haitian Revolution and The Confessions of Nat Turner.” American Studies Association, Violence and Belonging. Hartford, Connecticut: October
• Book Review Editor, Clio, A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History. 2014-
• Reader/Referee for the following journals: African American Review, Early American Studies, Genre, ESQ, and Studies in American Fiction
• American Studies Association
• American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies
• Modern Language Association
• Society of Early Americanists
• Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists