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Dean's Associate Professor of Early Modern Studies, English Department

Ph.D. (History), Cornell University, 1997
tel.: 607-777-5251
fax.: 607-777-2408

Areas of Interest

Renaissance and Restoration England, including literature, visual culture, music, and performativity.

Current Projects

Book: Masque and Opera in Restoration England 
Book/score: New edition of Matthew Locke/Christopher Gibbons/ James Shirley, Cupid and Death (commissioned for Musica Britannica series; to be co-edited with Robert Thompson) 

Books and Recent Articles

"'Big with new events and some unheard success': Absolutism and Creativity at the Restoration Court" (Concepts of Creativity in Seventeenth-Century England, ed. R. Herissone and A. Howard)
"Politics, Occasions and Texts" (The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell, ed. R. Herissone)
"The Masque of Actaeon and the Antimasque of Mercury: Dance, Dramatic Structure, and Tragic Exposition in Dido and Aeneas" (Journal of the American Musicological Society)
(with Susan Shifrin:) "'Idylle en Musique': Performative Hybridity and the Duchess Mazarin as Visual, Textual, and Musical Icon" ("The Wandering Life I Led": Essays on Hortense Mancini, Duchess Mazarin and Early Modern Women's Border-Crossings, ed. S. Shifrin)
"Politics and Theatrical Culture in Restoration England" (History Compass:

"The Apotheosis of Absolutism and the Interrupted Masque: Theater, Music, and Monarchy in Restoration England" (Politics, Transgression, and Representation at the Court of Charles II, ed. J. M. Alexander and C. MacLeod)

"The Problem of 'Rondolesette Halle' in The Awntyrs of Arthure" (Studies in Philology)
"Masque and Politics at the Restoration Court: John Crowne's Calisto" (Early Music)
"Performance and Political Allegory in Restoration England: What to Interpret and When" (Performing the Music of Henry Purcell, ed. M. Burden)
"Political Allegory in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas" (Music and Letters)
"Politics and the Restoration Masque: The Case of Dido and Aeneas" (Culture and Society in the Stuart Restoration: Literature, Drama, History, ed. G. MacLean)

Recent Courses Taught

Literature and the English Civil War 
Restoration Literature 
Shakespeare and Shakespearean Adaptation 
Music and Text in Seventeenth-Century England 
Literature and Politics in England, 1580-1730 
Early Modern London: Architecture, Sound, and Space 
Sex, Money, and Kingship on the English Stage: Restoration Drama, 1660-1710 
English Literature in the Restoration and Early 18th Century: The "Augustan" Age

Last Updated: 7/27/16