My interests are in early modern philosophy and literature, philosophy of religion and poetics.


I'm a 3rd-year Ph.D. student studying early modern literature. My research interests include women's writing, translation, closet drama, and religious writing. Before arriving at UVa, I graduated from Smith College in 2017 with a B.A. in English and Government.


I am interested in early modern drama and literature and, more specifically, the interplay between the print and theater industries in early modern England. My research focuses on the the different business models used by the increasingly commercial print and theater industries and their dramatists and the representation of self-interest and greed in early modern drama. My research incorporates economic history, book history, and theater history to analyze Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson, and Middleton and the economics of early modern theater.



Ph.D.    University of Virginia, 2000
M.A.    University of Virginia, 1995
B.A.      Dartmouth College, 1989

Recent Articles

  • “Four Hypotheses concerning The Vanity of Human Wishes,” forthcoming in Volume 26 of The Age of Johnson.
  • “Johnson, American Radicalism, and the Modes of Migration,” forthcoming in Volume 25 of The Age of Johnson.



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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