About

I teach English and Comparative Literature at California State University, Fullerton, with a specialization in the early modern period.  My research focuses mostly on seventeenth-century English literature, with emphases on the intersections of politics and writing and on classical reception.

Education

PhD UCLA, 1995; MA UCLA 1991; BA Transylvania University, 1987

 

Publications

           “Not Just Herbert’s ‘Morals’: Or, Thomas Randolph, Francis Quarles, and Richard


Crashaw in Dissenter Primers.” Bunyan Studies: A Journal of


Reformation and Nonconformist Culture 24 (2020), 85-92.


            “The Erotic Wit of Herrick’s ‘The Parcæ’: Mythic Revision and a Metaleptic Pun


on ‘Die.’” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews, online, 2020.  DOI: 10.1080/0895769X.2020.1817725


            “Lust, Spirit, and the Vice List in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129 and Galatians 5.”  The


Ben Jonson Journal 27.2 (2020), 234-46.


            “Sallustian Views of Nature and Ethics in Paradise Lost, Book 8.”  Notes & Queries


67.3 (2020), 382-83.  doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjaa095.


            “‘Worke it into one relish, and savour’: Jonson’s Discoveries.Oxford Handbook of


Ben Jonson. Ed. Eugene Giddens.  https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com.


(Oxford: Oxford University Press), June 2019.  8400 words.


Iacopone da Todi, Lauda 48 (O Signor, per cortesia), Translation and Commentary,


Delos: A Journal of Translation and World Literature, 34.1 (2019) 28-38.


“Marvell’s ‘Horatian Ode’: Cromwell, the Sword, and the Body Politic.” Clio: A Journal


of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, 41.1 (2012): 53-73.


            “Srijut So-and-so’s Arabian Nights: Narrative and Psychological Rupture in Tagore’s


‘The Hungry Stones.’” South Asian Review, 32.2 (2011): 15-40.


“Envy, Eunoia, and Ethos in Jonson’s Poems on Shakespeare and Drayton.”  Studies


in Philology, 106 (2009): 441-455.


“The Representative Body, the Severed Head, and the Rump: Figurations of the English


State, 1640-1662.”  1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries into the Early


Modern Era 16 (2009): 151-167.


            “The Poet’s Monument: Assessing the National Literary Tradition from Elizabethan


Times to the Restoration Era.”  1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries into the


Early Modern Era 10 (2004): 265-283.


            “A Note on the Title of Herrick’s Rex Tragicus,” English Language Notes 38 (2000):


30-34.


            “Milton and the Monument Topos: ‘On Shakespeare,’ Ad Joannem Roüsium, and


Poems (1645),” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 99 (2000): 215-34.


            “Gustavus Adolphus, ‘True Englishmen,’ and the Politics of Caroline Poetry,” Modern


Language Quarterly 59 (1998): 279-311.


            “Epic, Romance, and History in Davenant’s ‘Madagascar.’”  Studies in Philology 95


(1998): 293-319.


            “Drayton’s ‘Ballad of Agincourt’ in 1606: History, Genre and National


Consciousness.”  Renaissance Papers 1996.  53-65.


            “Carlyle’s Cromwell and the Virtue of the Inarticulate.”  Carlyle Annual 13 (1992/93):


77-88.


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    Memberships

    MLA; Sixteenth-Century Society and Conference; Andrew Marvell Society; Renaissance Conference of Southern California; South-Central Renaissance Conference

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