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Ph.D University of Washington, 2001
M.A. University of Washington, 1996
B.A. University of Oklahoma, 1994
Teaching and Research Interests
19th and 20th-Century British Literature
LGBT Literature and Film
The Modern Novel
"Gentlemanly Guilt and Masochistic Fantasy in Great Expectations" (Dickens Studies Annual, Issue 34, Summer 2004).
Review of John Ulrich’s Signs of Their Times: History, Labor and the Body in Cobbett, Carlyle, and Disraeli (Nineteenth-Century Contexts (Volume 27, Number 1, March 2005).
Review of Richard Dellamora’s Friendship’s Bonds: Democracy and the Novel in Victorian England. (Nineteenth- Century Gender Studies, Fall 2006). http://ncgsjournal.com/issue23/hennessee.htm
Review of Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. Moebius (May 2010).
Contributor to the San Luis Obispo Symphony’s Blog
Review of Thomas Carlyle Resartus: Reappraising Carlyle’s Contribution to the Philosophy of History, Political Theory, and Cultural Criticism (Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, 2011).
Awards and Honors
Heilman Dissertation Award, 2001 (outstanding dissertation, University of Washington Department of English).
Graduation with Special Honors (4.0 GPA), University of Oklahoma, 1994.