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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
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Administrative Experience

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.

Teaching/Advising Experience

Composition (all levels) 
Introduction to Literary Study 
Genre courses in Poetry and Fiction 
Survey of English Literature 
Survey of Romantic Poetry 
Critical Theory 
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

Academic Appointments

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: 7/27/16