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The Pennsylvania State University - Abington College
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early modern studies, food history, critical bibliography, Renaissance literature
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About Me

I am an Associate Professor of Renaissance Literature at Penn State Abington where I teach, research, and write about early modern English literature, food studies, book history, and political theory. I have also taught at Scripps College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. I received my B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2007 and my Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.

My books include:

Imagining Time in the English Chronicle Play: Historical Futures, 1590-1660 (OUP, forthcoming 2023)

Making Milton: Print, Authorship, Afterlives(OUP, 2021)

Shakespeare in the Kitchen (Routledge, under contract)

My public food history website Cooking in the Archives features more than eighty updated recipes and has had more than 210,000 visitors. I have published my research on early modern literature, material texts studies, and food studies in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and collections of essays as well as public fora.

Recent Publications

Renaissance Futures. Co-edited with John Garrison. A special issue of Explorations in Renaissance Culture. 45, 1 (2019).

“Wasting Time in The Committee-man Curried.” postmedieval 10, 1 (2019): 68-81. Special Issue on “Prophetic Futures” edited by Joseph Bowling and Katherine Walker.

“‘To plant me in mine own inheritance’: Pretenders and Prolepsis in John Ford’s Perkin
Warbeck.” Studies in Philology 115, 3 (2018): 580-597.

“Couplets, commonplaces and the creation of history in The Famous Tragedie of King Charles I(1649) and Cromwell’s Conspiracy (1660).” In From Republic to Restoration: Legacies and Departures, 69-84. Edited by Janet Clare. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018.

“Printing as Revival: Making Playbooks in the 1650s.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 111, 4 (2017): 469-489.
(Reviewed in The Year’s Work in English Studies, “The Seventeenth Century: Part I,” June 2019.)

“Milton’s Banana: Paradise Lost and Colonial Botany.” Milton Studies 58 (2017): 49-66. Special Issue on “Milton in the Americas” edited by Angelica Duran and Elizabeth Sauer.
(Reviewed in The Year’s Work in English Studies, “Renaissance Drama: Excluding Shakespeare,” April 2019.)

“Reading Spenser in 1648: Prophecy and History in Samuel Sheppard’s Faerie Leveller.”
Modern Philology 114, 2 (2016): 286-309.
(Article awarded Honorable Mention, International Spenser Society Isabel MacCaffery Prize for the Best Essay in Spenser Studies, 2019.)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles
Expertise by Chronology
2, 3, 6
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Food History, Literary History