- Rank: Professor
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- Ph. D. in English, Duke University, 1992
- M. A. in English, The Ohio State University, 1983
- B. A. in English, Louisiana State University, 1980
Areas of Focus
English Romanticism, William Blake, John Milton, Bob Dylan, Literary History, Narrative, Difficult Narratives
The Narrative Structure of William Blake’s Poem Jerusalem: A Revisionist Reading (2010).
“Blake and the Book of Numbers: Joshua the Giant Killer and the Tears of Balaam.” The Jews and British Romanticism: Politics, Religion, Culture. Edited by Sheila Spector. New York: Palgrave, 2005. Pp. 87-102.
“What Happens When: Narrative and the Changing Sequence of Plates in Blake’s Jerusalem, Chapter 2.” Studies in Romanticism, 41.2 (Summer 2002): 259-78.
“Blake’s Pope.” Romantic Generations: Essays in Honor of Robert F. Gleckner. Edited by Ghislaine McDayter, Guinn Batten, and Barry Milligan. Bucknell UP. 2001. Pp. 23-42.
“Unlocking Language: Self-Similarity in Blake’s Jerusalem.” Romantic Circles Praxis Series: Romanticism and Complexity, edited by Hugh Roberts. March 2001.
“Theory and Practice: A Response to Arkady Plotnitsky.” Romantic Circles Praxis Series: Romanticism and Complexity, edited by Hugh Roberts. March 2001.
“Not from Troy, But Jerusalem: Blake’s Canon Revision.” Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly 31:1 (Summer) 1997.
“Milton’s The Passion.” Milton Studies 27 (1991), 3-21.
“Thomas Gray’s Pindarics” (co-author Wallace Jackson). Approaches to Teaching Eighteenth-Century Poetry, ed. Christopher Fox (New York: AMS Press, 1990), 302-17.
“Clarissa Regained: Richardson’s Redemption of Eve.” Eighteenth-Century Life 13 (May 1989), 61-9.
“Wordsworth Reimagines Thomas Gray: Notations on Begetting a Kindred Spirit” (co-author Wallace Jackson). Criticism 31 (1989), 287-300.