Associate Professor and
Director of Graduate Studies
3187 Angell Hall
Department of English Language and Literature
Primary Interests: Renaissance drama; Petrarchan tradition; early modern cultural and gender studies; contemporary cultural and literary theory.
Secondary Interests: Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century colonial discourse; post-colonial theory.
- "Imaginary Conquests: European Visual Technologies and the Colonization of the New World Mind," in Early Modern Visual Culture: Representation, Race, and Empire in Renaissance England (U of Pennsylvania, 2000).
- "Reforming Resistance: Class, Gender, and Legitimacy in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs," in Print and the Other Media in Early Modern England (Ohio State UP, 2000).
- "Mourning and Misogyny: Hamlet, The Revenger's Tragedy, and the Final Progress of Elizabeth I, 1600-1607," Shakespeare Quarterly 45:2 (1994).
- The Place of the Stage: License, Play, and Power in Renaissance England (Chicago UP, 1988/Michigan UP, 1995).
- "The Place of the Stage in Elizabethan Culture," Encyclopedia Britannica presents Shakespeare and the Globe: Then and Now , http://search.eb.com/shakespeare/esa/660003.html
- "Brothers and Others, or the Arts of Alienation," in Cannibals, Witches, and Divorce: Estranging the Renaissance (Johns Hopkins UP, 1987).
- "Strange Things, Gross Terms, Curious Customs: The Rehearsal of Cultures in the Late Renaissance," Representations 1 (1983).
- "Lying Like Truth: Riddle, Representation, and Treason in Renaissance England," ELH, 1980.
B.A. English, University of Colorado (Boulder), 1973
PhD. English and Comparative Literature, Stanford University, 1982