photo by Edward Winter

I’m a professor in the Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an author, critic and psychoanalyst.  I’m currently also co-directing the MA Program in Critical Studies. I write books and teach courses in literature, with a particular focus on psychoanalysis, true crime, animals, and the unexplained. I also work one day a week with the Jessup Prison Scholars Project and the Clifton Perkins Forensic Hospital Center. I live in the old Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore, with my partner David Sterritt, and our French bulldog, Oliver.



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