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 Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, and others in conjunction with Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophy of language. My work 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.