About

I teach and write about medieval English literature. My research focuses on meter and poetics (what makes poetry tick).

My first book was English Alliterative Verse: Poetic Tradition and Literary History (Cambridge University Press, 2016), which won the 2018 English Association Beatrice White Prize. My second book is Meter and Modernity in English Verse, 1350-1650 (University of Pennsylvania Press, under contract). With Irina Dumitrescu, I edited The Shapes of Early English Poetry: Style, Form, History (Medieval Institute Publications, 2019). I edit the Yearbook of Langland Studies with Alastair Bennett and Katharine Breen. My writing on literature and politics appears in NewsweekThe Atlantic, Vox, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and elsewhere.

Education

Ph.D., English Language and Literature, Yale University
M.Phil., Medieval Studies, Yale
B.A., English and Classical Civilization, Wesleyan University

Other Publications

For a complete bibliography of my scholarly work, including forthcoming work, visit my website. I also write for general audiences.

Memberships

American Association of University Professors
Early Book Society
Early English Text Society
International Piers Plowman Society
Medieval Academy of America
Modern Language Association
New Chaucer Society
Sociedad Española de Lengua y Literatura Inglesa Medieval

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