Associate Professor, English Department
(Ph.D., University of Florida, 1969)
tel.: (607) 777-2646
fax.: (607) 777-2408
Areas of Interest
Restoration and 18th-century British literature
Early modern novel
Anonymity and Authority in the Writings of Jonathan Swift
Performance in 18th Century Literature
Books and Recent Articles
"Teaching Parody in Eighteenth-Century Poetry,"
in Teaching Eighteenth-Century Literature
"The Rhetoric of Kairos in Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel,"
in Rhetoric and Religion in Augustan Literature
Review Article: The Prose Character of Richard Flecknore: A Critical Edition,
in English Literature 1660-1800: A Bibliography of Modern Studies
"Performance as Response in Swift's Gulliver's Travels,"
in Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism
"Performance in Swift''s Tale of a Tub,"
in Papers from the Second Munster Symposium on Jonathan Swift
"Literature and Performance in Eighteenth Century England,"
in Teaching the Eighteenth Century
"Original Swift: Anonymity, Parody and the Example of On Poetry: A Rhapsody," in Swift Studies
"Swift and Anglican Rationalism: A Retrospective View,"
in Swift Studies
"Anonymity and Authority in the Poetry of Jonathan Swift,"
in Eighteenth-Century Contexts: Historical Inquiries in Honor of Phillip Harth
Recent Courses Taught
18th Century Novel
Performance & Literature in the 18th Century
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching 1978-79
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Teaching Competition Award 1995
Last Updated: 6/5/09