After receiving my B.A. in the history of mathematics and science from St. John’s College, I studied comparative literature at Vanderbilt University, and then undertook graduate study in English at Stanford University, where I received my Ph.D. in 2010. During those years, I had the privilege of teaching humanities courses in small seminar style formats, where I met many extraordinary students and learned to appreciate the free exchange of ideas and the value of testing those ideas in rational critical debate. I look forward to continuing the conversation here at SUTD.
I am currently working on two projects: a book-length study on the literary history of the theme of the double, and an anthology that attempts to chart the history and evolving narrative conventions of the thought experiment, a mode of thinking that is common both to the humanities and the sciences.
- “The Repressing of the Journalistic in The Wings of the Dove,” The Henry James Review, 1998.
- “The Aesthetics of Ascesis: Walter Besant and the Discipline of Form in The Golden Bowl,” The Henry James Review, 2001.