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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 
Jonathan Swift

Current Projects

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 
British Literature 
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: 7/27/16