About

Renaissance literature, English and other languages; intellectual and religious history; poetry and poetics from the Renaissance to the present.

Education

BA, CCNY; MA & PhD, Harvard U.

Publications




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Books:  The Unrepentant Renaissance from Petrarch to Shakespeare to Milton (2011) – won the Robert Penn Warren-Cleanth Brooks Award for Literary CriticismResistant Structures:  Particularity, Radicalism, and Renaissance Texts (1995); and Love Known: Theology and Experience in George Herbert’s Poetry (1983).  Co-edited collections: Shakespeare and the Law:  A Conversation Among Disciplines and Professions (with Bradin Cormack and Martha Nussbaum); Writing and Political Engagement in Seventeenth-Century England (with Derek Hirst); Religion, Literature and Politics in Post-Reformation England, 1540-1688 (with Donna Hamilton); The Theatrical City:  Culture, Theatre and Politics in London, 1576-1649 (with David L. Smith and David Bevington); and The Historical Renaissance:  New Essays in Tudor and Stuart Literature and Culture (with Heather Dubrow).  Essays on Shakespeare, Donne, Luther, Montaigne, and Milton, on formalism and historicism, and on twentieth-century poetry and critical theory.  

Blog Posts

  • KING LEAR (NEH Seminar on King Lear, 2017-02-15)

Projects

On Shakespeare’s values; on Donne’s development.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

May, ’17 in Paris — on George Herbert and François de Sales.

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