Area of Interest
American literature, modern poetry, literary theory.
Awards & Honors
Regent's Summer Stipend, 2003
LSU Office of Research Summer Grant, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995.
LSU Manship Grant, 1997
NEH Summer Grant, 1988.
Summer Stipend from the Center for French and Francophone Studies, 1987.
Tuition scholarship from the School of Criticism and Theory, Summer 1982.
Derrida and the Future of Literature (1999); America's Modernisms: Revaluing the Canon,
co-ed (1996); Theorizing American Literature: Hegel, the Sign and History, co-ed.,
(1991); American Poetics of History: From Emerson to the Moderns (1984).
The Ancient Quarrel Revisited: Literary Theory and the Return to Ethics,Philosophy and Literature (forthcoming); Writing American: Between Canon and Literature, CR: The New Centennial Review (2001); Philosophy as Autobiography: The Confessions of Jacques Derrida. MLN. (2000); "Emerson and the Divisions of Criticism," Review (1999).