Thomas B. Lamont Professor of Literature (Ph.D. Duke)
ON LEAVE FALL & WINTER '11-12 and
FALL & WINTER '12-'13
Office: Humanities 111
TEACHING AND INTERESTS
Sixteenth and seventeenth-century English poetry, prose, and drama. Also a lover of and seeker after striped bass.
Research fellowships to NEH seminars, the British Museum, the Huntington Library, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the School of Theory and Criticism; papers read at MLA, the Marlow Society, SE Renaissance Society, with principal research on aesthetic problems in the works of Sidney, Marlowe, Nashe, and Shakespeare.
Book: Teaching with Shakespeare: Critics in the Classroom, co-edited with Bruce McIver (Newark: U. of Delaware Press; London and Toronto: Associated University Press, 1994), presenting for students both lectures and classroom demonstrations of critical / theoretical procedures by Shakespearians Helen Vendler (lyric poetry), Anabelle Patterson (cultural materialism), Leah Marcus (new bibliography), Reginald Foakes (new philology), John Wilders (drama), Patricia Parker (deconstruction).
The essay "The Comic Core of Both A- and B- Editions of Doctor Faustus" forthcoming in the Spring, 2013, issue of Studies in English Literature (1500-1900), a refereed journal of historical and critical studies published quarterly by Rice University in Houston, TX by The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Recent essays on Hamlet (in New Literary Criticism, 2002), Othello (in The Nature and Function of Water...from Antiquity through the Renaissance, ed. Scott and Kosso, Brill, 2009), on Love's Labors' Lost (in Renaissance Papers, 2010).
Work in progress includes an analysis of the tapestry in The Rape of Lucrece (research funded by Mellon).