Assistant Professor of English
University of South Florida
My web identity stems from a passage from John Locke's essay "Some Thoughts Concerning Education":
"Be sure not to let your son be bred up in the art and formality of disputing, either practicing it himself, or admiring it in others; unless, instead of an able man, you desire to have him an insignificant wrangler, opiniator in discourse, and priding himself in contradicting others; or which is worse, questioning everything, and thinking there is no such thing as truth to be sought, but only victory in disputing."
In an effort to distance myself from Locke's notion of enlightenment, I celebrate mere wrangling, and relish my insignificance. Play the world away.
This section covers my publications, works in progress, and dissertation.
Additionally, you might want to download a copy of my complete vita [.docx].
This section provides information on my current graduate and undergraduate teaching at the University of South Florida and previous teaching at Purdue University.
This section shares some of the spaces I inhabit online, including my blogs, delicious feed, and facebook profile.