Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Distributed Agency: David Walker’s Appeal, Black Readership, and the Politics of Self-Deportation,” Accepted with revisions by ESQ.

Conspiracy, Pornography, Democracy: The Recurrent Aesthetics of the American Illuminati.” Journal of American Studies.

The End of Reconstruction, Again: Dylann Roof, Thomas Dixon, Jr., and the Transhistorical Structures of Racist Feeling.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 6.1 (2018): 174-81.

Emancipatory Cosmology: Freedom’s Journal, The Rights of All, and the Revolutionary Movements of Black Print Culture.” American Quarterly 68.2 (2016): 263-86.

  • Honorable Mention for the Research Society for American Periodicals Article Prize for 2018

Troubling the Cold War Logic of Annihilation: Apocalyptic Temporalities in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.” PMLA 130.3 (2015): 599-614.

  • Winner of the William Riley Parker Prize for 2015

Transnational Healing in Pauline Hopkins’s Of One Blood; or, The Hidden Self.NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 46.3 (2013): 364-85.

Circulation and Resistance: The Marrow of Tradition and the 1900 New Orleans Race Riot.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 1.2 (2013): 363-85.

The Anxiety of Audience: Economies of Readership in James’ Hawthorne.” Henry James Review 34.1 (2013): 1-15.

“‘To be indifferent and to be young’: Disraeli, Sybil, and the Preservation of an American ‘Race,’ 1879-1912.” Victorian Literature and Culture 39.2 (2011): 463-82.

Finding a Voice: Reconciling Competing Discourses in Student Work.” The WAC Journal 20 (2009): 63-74.

Book Chapters and Proceedings Volumes

“The Nineteenth-Century Origins of Nuclear Deterrence.” Under review at The Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. [Invited submission; under review]

“Earth/Atmosphere: The Leonid Meteor Shower, 1833,” in Crossings: Nineteenth-Century American Literature on the Move, ed. Edward Sugden (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press) [Invited submission]

“Chapter10: Antebellum Anticipations of Complete Annihilation,” in Apocalypse in American Literature and Culture, ed. John Hay (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) [Invited submission]

Online Writing

Makandal and the African Wild Boar: Reprinting and Race Science in the American Literature Classroom.” Common-place: Just Teach One 8 (Spring 2016).

Yellow Bird and the Thunder: On Finding the Earliest Known Poem by John Rollin Ridge, the First Native American Novelist.” Common-place 14.4 (2014).

Book Reviews

Rev. of Plagiarama! William Wells Brown and the Aesthetic of Attractions, by Geoffrey Sanborn, and The Moral Economies of American Authorship: Reputation, Scandal, and the Nineteenth-Century Marketplace, by Susan RyanAmerican Literature 90.1 (2018): 174-76.

Rev. of The Haitian Revolution and the Early United States: Histories, Textualities, Geographies, eds. Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Michael Drexler. MELUS  42.4 (2017): 221–23.