Professor, English Department
B.A. in English, with Highest Honors (i.e. Summa), University of California, Berkeley , 1974
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. in English, Yale University, 1978
Dean, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Binghamton University, State University of New York (2000-2007).
Dean, Graduate Division, University of California, Riverside (1994-2000).
Associate Dean, Graduate Division and Office of Research, University of California Riverside (1990-94).
Vision and Revision: Coleridge's Art of Immanence . University of California Press, 1982.
Literary Revisionism and the Burden of Modernity . University of California Press, 1985.
The Critical Romance . University of Wisconsin Press, 1990.
Nietzsche's Case: Philosophy as/and Literature (with Bernd Magnus and Stanley Stewart). Routledge, 1993.
"Allegory and Irony: 'The Rhetoric of Temporality' Re-Examined." Comparative Literature (38) Fall, 1986.
"Thomas Gray." Poets of Sensibility and the Sublime. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1986.
"Literary Criticism, 1965 to the Present." American Literature Since 1900. Ed. Marcus Cunliffe. Vol. IX of The Sphere History of Literature in English. London: Sphere Books, 1987.
"Deconstruction as Imagination and Method." Coleridge's Theory of the Imagination Today. Ed. Christine Gallant. New York: AMS Press, 1990.
"Reading Ascetic Reading: Toward a Genealogy of Morals and the Path Back to the World" (with Bernd Magnus and Stanley Stewart). Nietzsche, Genealogy, Morality. Ed. Richard Schacht. University of California Press, 1994.
"The Return of the Romantic." Intersections: 19th-Century Philosophy and Contemporary Theory. Ed. Tilottama Rajan and David Clark. SUNY Press, 1995.
"Revisionism, Irony, and the Mask of Sentiment," New Literary History, Spring, 1998.
Composition (all levels)
Introduction to Literary Study
Genre courses in Poetry and Fiction
Survey of English Literature
Survey of Romantic Poetry
The Prophetic Tradition
Psychoanalysis and Literature
Literature of Nature, the Environment, and Ecology
Independent study and teaching assistant training classes
Director of Composition
Graduate Program Advisor
Undergraduate Program Advisor
University of California Riverside:
Assistant Professor of English (1978-84)
Associate Professor of English (1984-89)
Professor of English (1989-2000)
Binghamton University, State University of New York:
Professor of English (2000-present)
Last Updated: 12/20/13