about.me.and.this.thing

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Welcome to my virtual home. Here is for a lot of things, each a point from which I axis.

My work is about procedurally-constrained compositions, from the Oulipo, to computer-assisted research, to my own poetics, to the subject of my dissertation: hand-written constrained notebook technologies (commonplace books, DIY planners, bullet journals, etc.) as evidenced by the meta-genres (the talk about and around them) on the Internet.

I would not have arrived at this research without the training and mentorship I received during my MFA in poetry at George Mason University, which I completed in 2010. It was there that I came to understand the inherent materiality in language that I often take that for granted and forget to redescribe for a broader audience (forgive me). My modes of critical inquiry were (in many ways) forged and (certainly) developed during my undergraduate education at Muhlenberg College, where I graduated with a B.A. in English in 2004.

I am fortunate to be pursuing my research as a doctoral student in composition and rhetoric at the University of Pittsburgh’s PhD program in Critical and Cultural Studies. Take a look around to see how these interests manifest in my teaching.things, and project.things), or see my curriculum vitae for more things. If you have other questions feel free to contact me.

***DISCLAIMER: Most entry titles are derived from definitions via The Oxford English Dictionary.