Professor, Brooklyn College. English
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Yale University.
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College
Research Interests: The 18th- and 19th-century novel; Romanticism in England and France; women's writing and feminist criticism and theory; biography; essays, diaries and letters.
Theory Group Field Specialization: Feminist Theory and Women's Writings
Chronological Period Specialization: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature|The Romantic Movement|The Victorian Period
"Why Jane Austen?", Columbia University Press, June 2011.
"Endless Imitation: Austen's and Byron's Juvenilia," in The Child Writer from Austen to Woolf, ed. Christine Alexander and Juliet McMaster, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
"Out of the Drawing Room, Onto the Lawn," in Jane Austen in Hollywood, ed. Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield, The University Press of Kentucky, 1998.
"Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice," in The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen, ed. Edward Copeland and Juliet McMaster, Cambridge University Press, 1997.
"Interrupted Reading," in Confessions of the Critics, ed. H. Aram Veeser, Routledge, 1995."The Importance of Aunts," in Fay Weldon's Wicked Fictions, ed. Regina Barreca, University Press of New England, 1994.
"Chosen Women," in Out of the Garden: Women Writing on the Bible, ed. Christina Buchmann and Celina Spiegel, Ballantine Books, 1994