I am a PhD candidate in English studying early modern literature. My dissertation project, "Peculiar Miracles: Pastoral Space and Queer Time in English Literature, 1570-1670," explores the unruly desire(s) generated by pastoral temporalities in works by Philip Sidney, Mary Wroth, William Shakespeare, and Katherine Philips. More generally, my research interests include women's writing, translation, devotional writing, and adaptation.


I did my undergraduate work at The Ohio State University (BA ’18), where I trained in narratology with faculty in OSU’s Project Narrative. Since coming to UVA, I've devoted most of my research to British and American poetry from the Romantic period to the present; in particular, I study how poets roughly since William Blake have dealt with the representation of character, event, and other phenomena more commonly associated with prosaic than poetical forms.


My written work has focused on the relationship between literary and other social forms in the long eighteenth century in Britain. In my book Harlequin Britain, I explore the relationship between pantomime entertainments--the most popular form of theatrical performance in the period--and the public sphere.



Ph.D. Yale 1983
M.A. Cambridge 1978
B.A. Yale 1976


Petronius’ Satyrica, University of California Press, 1996

Edited Works

The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, vols. 3/2 (last third) and 15 = More's controversy with Germain de Brie (Brixius); In Defense of Humanism (humanist letter-essays); and The History of King Richard III, Yale University Press, 1986
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