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Welcome! I am a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo. I research global Anglophone literature with a focus on 18th- and 19th-century poetics and aesthetics. More specifically, my research interests converge at the intersection of Anglophone literature and representations of the “East”—how Orientalist subjects and environments take shape in literary, artistic, and cultural objects. For example, my book project, Romanticism and the Poetics of Orientation, identifies a new mode of cultural production, what I deem a “poetics of orientation,” in nineteenth-century transatlantic literature. This “poetics of orientation” looks beyond nation-based literary aesthetics and roots the self-formation of the poetic subject in obfuscated forms of cultural difference. In addition to nineteenth-century topics, I also work on global Asian culture and multiethnic U.S. literatures. My next book project traces Asian North American culture during the late nineteenth century, specifically through print culture and newspapers. I have published work in the LA Review of Books,The Keats-Shelley Review, The Keats-Shelley Journal, The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, and Essays in Romanticism  (forthcoming). In my teaching, I design public-facing interdisciplinary literature, writing, and theory courses with themes related to humanitarian, sociocultural, and geopolitical challenges. 

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