From psychoanalysis to urban studies, marxism to formalism, my seminars strive to  promote rigorous understanding of why literature matters, emphasizing the aesthetic, philosophical, and political questions that often motivate literary creation and that often issue from literary representation.

Selected Syllabi:

Thinking Big Thoughts with Literature

Practicing Literature, Practical Criticism

Novel Theory

Aesthetics and Politics

Critical Conditions: Crisis, Criticism, Critique

Critical Conditions, 2015 version

Novel Worlds: Realism, Structuralism, Aesthetics

The Critique of Everyday Life

Sex, Society, and Other Relations that do not exist

Formalism and Its Discontents

Freud and Victoria

Victorian Structures: Structuralism and the World of the Novel

Sex and the City: Victorian Literature and Victorian London