Contact and Office Hours
Office: Parker Hall 315
Phone: (718) 390-3364
Office hours (fall 2013): M 11:200-12:20, T 1:00-4:00, W 1:30-2:30, Th 2:00-3:00, and by appointment
Current Courses (Spring 2014)
EN 211 British Literature Survey 9:40-11:10 M/W
EN 302 Medieval English Literature 2:40-4:10 M/W
Academic, Teaching and Personal Interests
My research has involved the adaptation of classical authors in medieval literature, particularly with respect to gender, and I have published on the medieval reception of Ovid. I am currently working on postcolonial approaches to medieval literature, with a project on the representation of Islam in medieval English. At Wagner I have taught an array of courses, including Chaucer, Medieval English Literature, Sex and Gender in Medieval French Literature, Greek and Roman Literature in Translation, British Literature Survey, Pre-modern World Literature, and Human Rights and Literature. In my spare time, I enjoy going to Off Broadway theatre, running, and traveling.
Selected Publications and Presentations
“Encountering Others in the Old World and New: Using a Pre-modern World Literature Course to Expand the Curriculum,” National Symposium: Emerging Pedagogies for the New Millennium, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November18, 2011.
“Ovidian Voice in Heloise, Hildebert, and Others,”InternationalCongress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 5, 2009.
The Middle Ages (Longman Anthology of British Literature, vol. 1A), ed. with Christopher Baswell (gen.ed. David Damrosch and Kevin J. H. Dettmar) 4th ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2009.
"Rape in the Medieval Latin Comedies." Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature, ed. Elizabeth Robertson and Christine M.Rose. New York: Palgrave, 2001. 241-53.
"The Role of the Feminine in Dante's Model of Literary Influence." Rhetorical Poetics of the Middle Ages: Reconstructive Polyphony, ed. John M. Hill and Deborah M. Sinnreich-Levi. London: Associated University Presses, 2000. 258-68
Awards, Honors, and Service
Associate Dean of the Faculty
Director of Writing
Merit award for service, Wagner College
Andrew Mellon fellowship
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship