I recently graduated with a PhD in English from Texas Tech University under the direction of Dr. Jen Shelton. My areas of focus are modernist British literature and postcolonial theory. For my dissertation, A Crossing: Postcolonialism and Christianity in the Modernist British Novel, I exam how modernist British authors represent the relationship between Christianity and imperialism. Authors whose works I write about in my dissertation include Sylvia Townsend Warner (Mr. Fortune’s Maggot), Elspeth Huxley (Red Strangers), Virginia Woolf (The Voyage Out), and D. H. Lawrence (The Plumed Serpent). I have been published in D. H. Lawrence Studies and the Journal of South Texas English Studies, and I have a forthcoming article that will appear in a book about new theoretical perspectives of Lawrence. I have presented papers at the 12th and 13th International D. H. Lawrence Conferences in Sydney, Australia, and Gargnano, Italy; the College English Association National Conference in San Antonio; South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature in New Orleans; and several South Central Modern Language Association Conferences.


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