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.


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



           “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):


            “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):


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

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