I teach courses in British Romanticism, the history of the novel, and British abolitionist literature. I am the co-editor of a special issue for Romantic Pedagogy Commons and have published essays and reviews in Women’s Writing, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, and the Keats-Shelley Journal. I am the editor of Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure (University of North Carolina Press, 2016) and have published essays and books reviews on diversity in higher education in PMLA, The ADE Bulletin, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, The New Inquiry and The Atlantic. My work on diversity has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. In addition to essays on race and popular culture, I am currently writing a monograph about sugar, gender, and British abolitionist literature.
In this space, I write about my nineteenth-century research and my work on diversity in higher education. I also pay attention to books, pop culture, gender, politics, and the odd, amusing, uplifting moments I stumble upon during my day. I hope for enlightening, pithy, and provocative, but I’ll settle for cogent. Thanks for visiting. Come back often. Let me know what you think.
My older posts can be read at twomatts.wordpress.com.