Moreland Hall

Moreland Hall 324

2550 SW Jefferson Way

2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Ph. D. University at Buffalo, SUNY 2002
M.A. University at Buffalo, SUNY 2000
B.A. McMaster University (Canada) 1997
Honors and Awards: 

Visiting International Scholar, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, May-June 2018

Robert J. Frank Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Award, College of Liberal Arts, OSU, 2015

Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, summer 2014

Curriculum Vitae: 

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Affiliated with: 
Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film
OSU Main Campus
Courses Taught: 

Fall 2023: 
ENG 108 Ecampus -- Introduction to Science Fiction and Fantasy

ENG 575 -- Studies in Criticism: Speculative Futures

HC 407 -- Banned Books (Honors College colloquium)


Research/Career Interests: 

Eighteenth-century and Romantic British literature; the Gothic novel; literary and critical theory (esp. psychoanalysis, posthumanism, and eco-criticism); science fiction and fantasy (esp. Climate Fiction)

Selected Publications:


  • Engagements with Contemporary Literary and Critical Theory (Routledge, 2020)
  • Romantic Realities: Speculative Realism and British Romanticism (Edinburgh University Press, 2016)
  • Romantic Globalism: British Literature and Modern World Order, 1750-1830 (Ohio State University Press, 2014)
  • Walter Scott and Contemporary Theory (Bloomsbury, 2013)
  • Feeling British: Sympathy and National Identity in Scottish and English Writing, 1707-1832 (Bucknell University Press, 2007)

Editions and Edited Collections:

  • The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett, 2nd ed. (W.W. Norton, 2015)
  • Global Romanticism: Origins, Orientations, Engagements (Bucknell University Press, 2015)
  • Representing Place in British Literature and Culture, 1660-1830: From Local to Global, co-edited with Juliet Shields (Ashgate, 2013)
  • Approaches to Teaching Scott’s Waverley Novels (MLA, 2010)

I am currently working on a book about Eco-theory and the film Annihilation, to be published in Bloomsbury’s Film Theory in Practice series. I am also planning future work on utopian/ dystopian dynamics, especially in  cli-fi, as well as a Latourian reading of Romanticism.