Recent Academic Articles


"Texts from Antarctica: The Time and Place of Polar Ecomedia," Neither the Time Nor the Place, eds. Christopher Castiglia and Susan Gillman (University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming).

"Charles Francis Hall's Arctic Researches," The Sea and Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literary Culture, eds. Steven Mentz and Martha Elena Rojas (Routledge Press, 2017), 47-65.

Roundtable on Turns of Event, co-authored with Hannah Lauren Murray, J. Michelle Coghlan, Stephanie Palmer, and Tom F. Wright, Journal of American Studies 51:3 (2017).

"'Bitter with the Salt of Continents': Rachel Carson and Oceanic Returns," Women's Studies Quarterly 45: 1-2 (Spring/Summer 2017): 287-291.

"Introduction: Academic Positioning Systems," Turns of Event: American Literary Studies in Motion (University of Pennsylvania Press: 2016), 1-12.

"Speaking Substances: Ice" Los Angeles Review of Books. March 21, 2016.

"Terraqueous Planet: The Case for Oceanic Studies," The Planetary Turn: Art, Dialogue, and Geoaesthetics in the 21st-Century, eds. Amy J. Elias and Christian Moraru (Northwestern University Press, 2015).

"The News at the End of the Earth: Polar Periodicals," Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies, eds. Dana Luciano and Ivy Wilson (New York University Press, 2014).

"Melville and Oceanic Studies," New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville, ed. Robert S. Levine (Cambridge, 2013).

"First Person Nautical: Poetry and Play at Sea," co-author Jason Rudy, J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 1:1 (Spring 2013) 189-194.

"Introduction: Oceanic Studies," Atlantic Studies 10:2 (2013): 151-155

"John Cleves Symmes and the Planetary Reach of Polar Exploration," American Literature 84:2 (June 2012)

"Melville and the Novel of the Sea," Cambridge History of the American Novel (Cambridge: 2011)

"The Prospect of Oceanic Studies," PMLA 125:3 (May 2010)

"'No Life You Have Known': Or, Melville's Contemporary Critics," Leviathan 13:1 (March 2011)

"Douglass's and Melville's 'Alphabets of the Blind,'" Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation, eds. Robert S. Levine and Samuel Otter (University of North Carolina Press, 2008), 257-78.

"Introduction," Horrors of Slavery, or, The American Tars in Tripoli, by William Ray, ed. Hester Blum (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, Subterranean Lives Series, 2008), ix-xxix.

"American Graves, Pacific Plots," American Literary Geographies: Space and Cultural Production, 1588-1888, eds. Martin Brückner and Hsuan L. Hsu (University of Delaware Press, 2007), 149-170.

"Before and After the Mast: James Fenimore Cooper and Ned Myers," Pirates, Jack Tar, and Memory: New Directions in American Maritime History, eds. Paul A. Gilje and William Pencak (Mystic Seaport Museum, CT, 2007), 115-134.

"Atlantic Trade," A Companion to Herman Melville, ed. Wyn Kelley (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006), 113-128.