PhD Yale University, English, 1996
MA Yale University, English, 1992
Fulbright Scholar, Tubingen Germany, 1988-89
BA UCLA, Classics, 1988
Research and Teaching Interests:
I teach early English Literature (and earlier Greek and Latin literature) as part of the humanities broadly conceived. We can learn from people who are not exactly like ourselves and we can learn from the past not to expect a consistency and coherence that we would never attempt or achieve ourselves.
Editor with Elizabeth Sauer of Books and Readers in Early Modern England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001).
Guest editor with Elizabeth Sauer of Literature and Religion in Early Modern England: Case Studies; a special issue of Renaissance and Reformation n.s. 25.4 (2001).
Anti-Puritanism, Anti-Popery and Gallows Rhetoric in Thomas Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller, Sixteenth Century Journal 35,1 (2004), 43-64.
Thomas Nashe and Popular Conformity in Late Elizabethan England, Renaissance and Reformation n.s. 25,4 (2001), 25-43.
Blame-in-Praise Irony in Lenten Stuffe, in Nashe and the Age of Print, eds. Joan Pong Linton, Stephen Guy-Bray and Steven Mentz (Ashgate).
Nashe, Satire and the Accidental Elizabethan Public Sphere -- book manuscript
Conditional Loyalism, the Elizabethan State and the Catholic Community in Donne's Satire IV - article
Early Modern English Literature
First year College Latin (101, 102, 103)
World Literature I
Surveys of English Literature I and II (210, 211)
Medieval, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Century Literature (401, 403, 406)
Shakespeare (475, 476)