Ph.D. University of Edinburgh, 1983. Literature/culture courses taught range over the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Research interests include early modern as well as modern literature.
Main publications (monographs):
*Utopian Negotiation: Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish (Syracuse University Press, 2013)
*Form as Compensation for Life: Fictive Patterns in Virginia Woolf’s Novels (Boydell & Brewer/Camden House, 1998)
*A Critical Introduction to Henry Green’s Novels: The Living Vision (Palgrave Macmillan, 1986).
Select international publications (articles/chapters): ‘Dialectics of Pleasure in Thomas More’s Utopia' (1516), Utopian Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1 (2023), pp. 16–33; ‘Truth-Telling and the Representation of the Surinam “Indians” in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko’ + 'Critical Reflections', in Studying English Literature in Context: Critical Readings, ed. Paul Poplawski (Cambridge University Press, 2022), pp. 167–82; ‘Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World: Natural Art and the Body Politic’, in Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550–1700, ed. Sara H. Mendelson, vol. 7 (Ashgate, 2009), 307–29 (first published in Studies in Philology, XCVI, No. 4, 1999); 'Fighting the Kingdom of Faction in Bell in Campo', Early Modern Literary Studies, 14 (May 2004), pp. 1–12; ‘Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko: Cultural Dialectics and the Novel’, ELH, 68 (2001), pp. 57–79; ‘Structuralism and Interpretation: Ernest Hemingway’s “Cat in the Rain”‘, in New Critical Approaches to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, ed. Jackson J. Benson (Duke University Press, 1990), pp. 58–72.
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