Associate Professor (Docent)

Room: E894

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the area of Narratology, Generative Anthropology, Affect Theory, and Mimetic Theory. I am also interested in the intersections between the humanities and sciences, especially in questions concerning the epistemology of explanation. In my literary research, I focus on the questions of decision, eventfulness, epiphany, narrative closure, and group identity narratives.


“The Limit of Explanation: Following the "Why" to its Epistemological Terminus.” Anthropoetics 10.1 (Spring/Summer 2004): 19 pp.

“Narrative and Explanation: Explaining Anna Karenina in the Light of its Epigraph.” Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 11 (Spring 2004): 124-145.

“Narrazione e spiegazione.” Imitazione creativa: Evoluzione e paradossi del desiderio. Ed. Raffaella Trigona. Bergamo: Moretti & Vitali, 2004.

“Group Destiny in Daniel Deronda.” Anthropoetics XV.1 (Fall 2009).

“Three Gaps of Representation/ Three Meanings of Transcendence.” Anthropoetics XV.2 (Spring 2010).

“A Democracy of Touch: Masochism and Tenderness in D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” Anthropoetics XVI.2 (Spring 2011).

“Adventures in Sainthood: Pascal's Wager in Eric Rohmer's My Night at Maud's.” Anthropoetics XVII.2 (Spring 2012).

“City Walking and Narratives of Destiny.” Anthropoetics XVIII.2 (Spring 2013).

“What Propels Narratives Forward? Narrative as Janus.” Anthropoetics XIX.2 (Spring 2014).

“Walking as a Metaphor for Narrativity: the Unnamed by Joshua Ferris.” Studia Neophilologica 2014, 11-13.

“Epiphany and Closure in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.” Anthropoetics XX.1 (Fall 2014).

“The Posthuman Turn in Dave Eggers’ The Circle” Anthropoetics XXI.1 (Fall 2015).