Area of Study
PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies
I received my B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, and my work focuses on English Romanticism. I’m particularly interested in Romantic critiques of Enlightenment thinking, as well as the influence of narrative on the production of scientific knowledge. My primary work looks at Romantic poetry, like the works of William Blake, as well as the scientific prose of anatomists like William Hunter. I draw on issues of Romantic mediation and interdisciplinary culture as crucial premises for contemporary issues regarding knowledge production and mass media. Currently, I’m researching the way 18th century obstetrics was represented through literature and how these representations influence our conception of childbirth today.