Professor, Queens College. English
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Research Interests: Restoration and 18-century literature, especially prose fiction 1660 to 1837; the gothic novel; crime fiction and true crime; the graphic novel; biblical narrative; history of the novel; historical/cultural studies; history of literary criticism and theory; theory of narrative; editorial board, Narrative.
Theory Group Field Specialization: Literary History, Criticism, and Theory
Chronological Period Specialization: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature|The Romantic Movement
Falling into Theory (2nd Edition; Boston: Bedford, 2000).
Narrative / Theory (White Plains, NY: Longman, 1996).
The Progress of Romance: The Gothic Novel and Literary Historiography (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1996).
The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends (2nd Edition; Boston: Bedford, 1998).
Ideology and Form in Eighteenth-Century Literature (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1999).