SCHOLARSHIP

EDITED VOLUME

Open Pages In South Asian Studies. South Asian Studies Association Books, 2014.

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

"We Are All Yaśodā: Creating Future South Asian Scholars." Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies New Series vol. 2, no. 1 (Spring 2014), pp. 24-37.

"Mughals, Music, and 'The Crown of India' Masque: Reassessing Elgar and the Raj." South Asian Review, vol. 31, no. 1 (2010), pp. 13-36.

"Using Mysticism to Teach 'Zaabalawi'." Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction, vol. 8, no. 2 (2008), pp. 106-114.

"The King and the Cat: Ellison and Schrödinger on Contingency and Reality." Eureka Studies In Teaching Short Fiction, vol. 6, no. 1 (Fall 2005), pp. 94-100.

"Endo's Ethics: Stuck in the Middle with Who?" Kentucky Philological Review, vol. 15 (2000), pp. 44-48.

"Moving Through Color: Rita Dove's Thomas and Beulah." Kentucky Philological Review, vol. 14 (1999), pp. 27-31.

"Seamus Heaney's Proleptic Elegies." Kentucky Philological Review, vol. 13 (1998), pp. 17-23.

"Frost, Schopenhauer, and 'The Trial By Existence.'" Robert Frost Review, vol. 3 (1993), pp. 93-100.

"Yeats and Eliot: A Hidden Debt and Its Repercussions." Notes on Modern Irish Literature, vol.5 (1993), pp. 67-77.



INVITED ARTICLES

"Creating And Consolidating Empires." Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, vol. 15, no. 2 (Fall 2008), pp. 104-112.

"Playboy of the Western World (Synge, John Millington)." Cyclopedia of Literary Places. R. Kent Rasmussen, R. Baird Shuman, and J. Derrick McClure, editors. Salem Press, 2003.

"Silence (Endo, Shusaku)." Cyclopedia of Literary Places. R. Kent Rasmussen, R. Baird Shuman, and J. Derrick McClure, editors. Salem Press, 2003.

"Frost and Philosophy." The Robert Frost Encyclopedia. Nancy Lewis Tuten and John Zubizarreta, editors. Greenwood Press, 2000.

"Clinton Scollard." Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century. Eric L. Haralson and John Hollander, editors. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1998.

"George Cabot Lodge." Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century. Eric L. Haralson and John Hollander, editors. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1998.

"Seamus Heaney: A Critical Introduction." The Internet Poetry Archive. University of North Carolina Press and ibiblio.org. 1996.

"Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich." The Biographical Dictionary of Transcendentalism. Wesley T. Mott, editor. Greenwood Press, 1996.

"Hume, David." The Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism. Wesley T. Mott, editor. Greenwood Press, 1996.

"Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von." The Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism. Wesley T. Mott, editor. Greenwood Press, 1996.

"Spinoza, Benedictus de." The Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism. Wesley T. Mott, editor. Greenwood Press, 1996.

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