My teaching and research in early modern literature explores the dynamics that animate art, including, centrally, sexuality and gender.
PhD, English Literature, Brown University, 1970-78
"Literary Transvaluation: From Vergilean Epic to Shakespearean Tragicomedy" – University of California Press, 1984
"The Birth of Tragedy: Tragic Action in Julius Caesar," English Literary Renaissance 24
"The Chiefe Knot of All the Discourse: The Maternal Subtext Tying Sidney’s’s Arcadia to Shakespeare’s King Lear"
“Gloriana’s Face: Women, Public and Private, in the English Renaissance”
Work in Progress
"The Gynecology of the Text: The Revisions of Sidney’s Arcadia and some of Their Progeny" – A book-length study comparing the socio-symbolic conditions of production of Shakespearean drama, c. 1580-1620