Writing

A collection of my written media work:

Reviews and Commentary

A Writer’s Table (A Quarry Farm Testimonial).” Center for Mark Twain Studies. Sept. 2021. Web.

Glam Rock Nancy Mitford–The Pursuit of Love, reviewed.” Apollo: The International Art Magazine. 14 May 2021. Web.

A Caring Man: Remembering John W. Jones and Mark Twain in Elmira.” Center for Mark Twain Studies. Jan. 2021. Web.

Jillian Caddell on Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.” The Rambling. 23 Oct. 2020. Web.

Profile of Kudzanai-Violet Hwami,” 40 Under 40 Africa Artists. Apollo: The International Art Magazine. 28 Sept. 2020. Web.

Five books from the 19th century that will help you understand modern America better.” The Conversation. 14 May 2020. Web.

Vermeer, Duchamp, and Sally Rooney.” Apollo: The International Art Magazine. 13 May 2020. Web.

Normal People is irresistible in abnormal times.” CNN Opinion, 7 May 2020. Web.

Mark Bradford confronts the myth of America’s past.” Apollo: The International Art Magazine. Jan. 2018: 21. Print.

How paintings of the Obamas will shake up American portraiture.” Apollo: The International Art Magazine. 25 Oct. 2017. Web.

America needs its history museums more than ever.” Apollo: The International Art Magazine. 15 June 2017. Web.

The battle to save The Battle of Atlanta.” Apollo: The International Art Magazine. 23 Feb. 2017. Web.

Telling the story of the African American experience in Washington” [Review of the National Museum of African American History and Culture]. Apollo: The International Art Magazine. Feb. 2017: 84-85. Print.

Journal Articles

“Melville’s Epitaphs: On Time, Place, and War.” The New England Quarterly. Vol. 87.2 (June 2014): 292-318. Print. [Download link.]

“Words of War.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Vol. 4.2 (Fall 2016): 228-237. Print. [Article link.]

Book Chapters

“Hellmira and the Practice of Monumentalization.” Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American Civil War and Reconstruction, Eds. Kathleen Diffley and Coleman Hutchinson, forthcoming 2022.

Battle-Pieces and the Paratexts of Civil War History.” The Oxford Companion to Herman Melville. Eds. Jennifer Greiman and Michael Jonik, forthcoming 2022.

“‘Companion to…the pending struggle’: L. Prang and Company’s War Telegram Marking Map.” Visions of Glory: The Civil War in Word and Image. Eds. Kathleen Diffley and Benjamin Fagan. Athens: U of Georgia Press, 2019. [UGA Press link.]

Near Andersonville: Place and Race in Early American Regionalism.” Literary Cultures of the Civil War. Ed. Timothy Sweet. Athens: U of Georgia Press, 2016. 225-243. Print. [Amazon preview link.]