Contact and Office Hours
Office: Parker Hall 312
Phone: (718) 390-3363
Office hours (fall 2013):
Current courses (spring 2013)
EN304(W): Early Modern Literature M/W !:00-2:30
EN111(W): World Literature T/Th 9:40-11:10
Academic and Teaching Interests
My academic interests include early modern studies, intersections of literature with the visual arts and visual culture, 17th century nondramatic literature, Donne studies, women writers of the 17th century, rare book and manuscript studies. (And a non-professional interest in Nabokov studies.) I have taught courses in Renaissance and Restoration literature; Shakespeare; Advanced Drama: Renaissance and Modern; World Literature; and the European novel.
Women Editing/Editing Women: Early Modern Women Writers and the New Textualism. Cambridge Scholarly Publishing (2009).
John Donne’s Poetry and Early Modern Visual Culture. Susquehanna University Press (2005). Winner of International Prize for Distinguished Scholarship, John Donne Society, 2006.
“So Rich a Tapestry”: The Sister Arts and Cultural Studies, Bucknell University Press (1995).
Currently in progress: a scholarly edition of two plays by the 17th century dramatist Elizabeth Polwhele.
Awards, Honors, and Service
I have been the Director of Writing since 1998 and am also currently the Chair of the Faculty Library Committee. I received the Wagner College Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and the Wagner College Distinguished Scholarship Award in 2002 and in 2006. I regularly participate in the annual Folger Institute seminars and in NEH summer seminars and have received numerous NEH grants.