Medieval literature, rhetoric, mythology
University of New Mexico, PhD in English: Rhetoric and Writing (2004)
University of Oregon, MA English: Medieval Studies (1974)
University of California, Berkeley, BA English Literature (1972)
I have been at Eastern Washington University since 2004 and have taught in the literature, composition, and humanities programs. Since 2012, I have served as chair of the Department of English. My scholarly interests center on the intersection of the spiritual and the material, especially in the forms of religion, mythology, and magic.
"Ritual Entanglements: Magical Objects in Contemporary Wiccan Practice." In The Material Culture of Magic. Under Consideration.
"The 'Essential' Hélène Cixous." Feminism(s). Ed. R. P. Singh. In press.
"'Nature, Woman, Goddess': Luce Irigaray and the Language of Difference." Feminism(s). Ed R. P. Singh. In press.
"Publish, Perish, or Apply for Social Security: Reflections on the Tenure Process." The Road to Tenure: Interviews, Rejections, and Other Humorous Experiences. Ed. Erin Furtak and Ian Renga. Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
"'My Masculine Part the Poet in Me': The Sexual Rhetoric of Aphra Behn." In-between 16 (2007): 5-21. (Note: This volume was issued in 2010.)
The Discourse of Hysteria: The Topoi of Humility, Physicality, and Authority in Women's Rhetoric. The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.
"'What Does a Woman Want?' Embracing the Goddess in Medieval Romance." Literatura em Debate 2.3 (Dec. 2008), online at www.fw.uri.br/publicacoes/literaturaemdebate.
Introduction to Old English
Survey of Medieval Literature
Introduction to Religion
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