Professional Background

BA, MA, PhD University of New Hampshire

Professor Emerita, Rivier University, Nashua, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Humanities Council Board of Directors, 1996-2003.

Participation in numerous programs, including Literature and Medicine discussion leader at area hospitals, ongoing; Reading and Writing Memoirs, Hunt Retirement Community, Nashua, NH, 1995, 1996; A Thoreau Excursion. Concord, N.H. to Concord, MA., 1989; Granite State Stories, 2006, 2007; Different People, Different Places: Native Americans, Europeans, and the Environments They Created; and ongoing discussion leader What Is New Hampshire Reading This Month?

Editorial Board, Legacy, 1987-2012

Editorial Board, Joyce Carol Oates Journal, 2014-

President, Constance Fenimore Woolson Society, 2000-2002.

Articles published since 2000 

Introduction to Constance Fenimore Woolson, Heath Anthology of American Literature 3rd & 4th editions, 1998, 2002.

“Constance Fenimore Woolson’s Unpublished Letters to Dr. William Wilberforce Baldwin.” Resources for American Literary Studies, 31 (2007), 125-153.

“History and Representation in Joyce Carol Oates’s The Falls,” Studies in the Novel. 38:4 (2006), 525-42.

“Edith Wharton’s Early Artist Stories and Constance Fenimore Woolson,” in Constance Fenimore Woolson’s Nineteenth Century. Wayne State University Press, 2001.

“Constance Fenimore Woolson,” Dictionary of Literary Biography/American Women Prose Writers, 1870-1920, 2000.

“Literature and Composition Theory: Joyce Carol Oates’s Journal Stories.” Rhetoric Review 10 (1992), 311-32; rpt. Gale, 2004, 2006.

Conference presentations since 2000

“The Future of Woolson Studies,” Constance Fenimore Woolson Conference, Manchester, N.H. 2011.

“Passing Over Barnaby Pass,” Constance Fenimore Woolson Conference, Morgantown, WV 2009.

“Constance Woolson’s Letters from the South,” Constance Fenimore Woolson Conference, Savannah, Georgia, February 2007.

“Nineteenth-Century Magazines and the Cultivation of Literary Gardens,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Philadelphia, November 2006.

“Woolson’s Letters to Dr. William Wilberforce Baldwin,” American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, May 2006.

“The Admired Aunt: Constance Woolson and Susan Fenimore Cooper,” Constance Fenimore Woolson Conference, Renssellaerville, NY, 2004.

“Publishing Woolson,” Roundtable, American Literature Association Conference, Cambridge, May 2003.

“An Update on the Woolson Archives.” Constance Fenimore Woolson Conference, Asheville, NC, October 2002.

“In Search of the Techno-Garden,” American Literature Association Conference, Cambridge, May 2001.

“Back to the Future: Woolson’s The Old Stone House,” Constance Fenimore Woolson Conference, Cleveland, October 2000.

“Edith Wharton and American Summer Resorts,” Edith Wharton Conference, Newport, R.I., June 2000.

Conference presentations since 2000

“The Future of Woolson Studies,” Constance Fenimore Woolson Conference, Manchester, N.H. 2011.

“Passing Over Barnaby Pass,” Constance Fenimore Woolson Conference, Morgantown, WV 2009.

“Constance Woolson’s Letters from the South,” Constance Fenimore Woolson Conference, Savannah, Georgia, February 2007.

“Nineteenth-Century Magazines and the Cultivation of Literary Gardens,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Philadelphia, November 2006.

“Woolson’s Letters to Dr. William Wilberforce Baldwin,” American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, May 2006.

“The Admired Aunt: Constance Woolson and Susan Fenimore Cooper,” Constance Fenimore Woolson Conference, Renssellaerville, NY, 2004.

“Publishing Woolson,” Roundtable, American Literature Association Conference, Cambridge, May 2003.

“An Update on the Woolson Archives.” Constance Fenimore Woolson Conference, Asheville, NC, October 2002.

“In Search of the Techno-Garden,” American Literature Association Conference, Cambridge, May 2001.

“Back to the Future: Woolson’s The Old Stone House,” Constance Fenimore Woolson Conference, Cleveland, October 2000.

“Edith Wharton and American Summer Resorts,” Edith Wharton Conference, Newport, R.I., June 2000.

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