Professor and chairman, history


  • "Behind the Last Veil: Forms of Transgression in Ken Russell's ‘Salome's Last Dance.'" Ken Russell: Re-Viewing England's Last Mannerist, Kevin Flanagan, ed. (New York: Scarecrow Press, 2009).

Journal articles

  • "Insurgents and Guerillas, Cowboys and Indians, Lions and Tigers and Bears." (film review section introduction). Kansas History (summer 2009).


  • "The Balkan Labyrinth: The Geopolitics of Sir Arthur Evans's Knossos Excavations," Kansas Association of Historians, Hays, April 2009 and Mediterranean Studies Association, Cagliari, Sardinia, May 2009
  • "Imre Kiralfy and the 1909 Imperial International Exhibition: Revivifying London's Exhibitionary Tradition in White City," Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, La., April 2009
  • "Regreening Britain: Ecological Consciousness in William Morris's News from Nowhere," Nineteenth Century Studies Association, Milwaukee, Wisc., March 2009
  • "'Never Forget Who You Are or Where You're From': Screening the Exile's Memory in ‘Persepolis,'" Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association, Albuquerque, N.M., February 2009
  • "Victorian Mourning" (commentator, panel), North American Conference on British Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 2008
  • "'My Countrywomen Would Rather Hear...': Hester Lynch Piozzi and the Regendering of the Grand Tour," Midwestern American Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Oklahoma City, Okla., October 2008
  • "The Future is the Past: Time and Historical Process in William Morris's A Dream of John Ball and News from Nowhere," Western Conference of British Studies, San Antonio, Texas, September 2008

Office and appointments

  • President, Midwest Victorian Studies Association

Community involvement

  • Kansas Humanities Council TALK and Speakers Bureau
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