Renaissance literature, especially the poetry, prose, and drama of sixteenth and seventeenth century Britain; biography and life-writing studies; narrative fiction and the early novel; literature and the history of international thought
English 241: The Text in its Historical Moment
English 242: Literary History
English 320: Literature of the English Renaissance
English 321: Literature of the Seventeenth Century
English 332: Shakespeare I
English 333: Shakespeare II
English 334: Milton
English 391: Senior Seminar: Tragedies of Revenge Before and After Hamlet
English 391: Senior Seminar: Utopian Fiction
English 399: Honors Seminar: The Observed Life: Gossip, Secrecy, and the Circulation of Social Knowledge
English 720: Studies in Renaissance Literature
English 721: Studies in Seventeenth Century Literature
Honors in the Humanities 230: Early Modern Worlds and Their Fictions
Ideas of Europe: Poetry and Foreign Policy in Early Modern Britain (in progress).
Private Lives Made Public: The Invention of Biography in Early Modern England Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies Series, Duquesne University Press, 2016.
“Foreign Policy and the Feast Day: Milton’s Poetic Nativity”
Milton Studies 55 (2014): 238-275.
“Parallel Lives and Literary Legacies: Crusoe’s Elder Brother and Defoe’s Cavalier,” English Literary History 73 (2010): 1061-1086.
“The Servant and the Grave Robber: Walton’s Lives in Restoration England,” Chapter 15 in Writing Lives: Biography and Textuality, Identity and Representation in Early Modern England, ed. Kevin Sharpe and Steven Zwicker, Oxford University Press, 2008.
“Allegorical Insubordination and the 1596 Faerie Queene,” Studies in English Literature 48 (2008): 93-109.
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