I am a scholar, writer, and teacher living in Boston, MA. I hold a Ph.D. in English from Boston University and a B.A. in English from Yale. My book project, "'The Silent Soliloquy of Others': Language and Acknowledgment in Modernist Fiction," reads novels by E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Nella Larsen, William Faulkner, and others in conjunction with Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophy of language. It argues that modernist novels offer readers a way of hearing what Wittgenstein calls “the silent soliloquy of others,” giving us words by which we might acknowledge the inner lives of socially marginalized figures. My writing has appeared or is forthcoming in such venues as The Literary Review, Rain Taxi, Harvard Review Online, Guernica, and The Millions, as well as the academic journals Modernism/ modernity, Twentieth-Century Literature, and Arizona Quarterly. I am currently a Visiting Lecturer in English at the College of the Holy Cross.
I’ll be participating in two upcoming forums on literature and philosophy: this conference commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Stanley Cavell’s Must We Mean What We Say?, and this forum on Robert Chodat’s book The Matter of High Words (Oxford, 2017).