Position: Distinguished Professor, Queens College. English.
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley.
Research Interests: Late medieval and early modern periods; 16th- and 17th-century English literature; Skelton, More, Sidney, Shakespeare, Spenser, Milton; Renaissance and Reformation politics, religion, and culture; ritual and iconography; new historicism and cultural poetics.
Chronological Period Specialization: Renaissance/Early Modern Literature|Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
Alterations of State: Sacred Kingship in the English Reformation. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. A study of Skelton, Shakespeare, Milton, and Marvell ranging from the beginnings of the Tudor dynasty to the Glorious Revolution. Honorable Mention, Association of American Scholars, Scholarly Publishing Division Awards.
Sir Philip Sidney: Rebellion in Arcadia. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1979. Nominated for the Modern Language Association's James Russell Lowell Prize, the Explicator Literary Foundation Award, and the Northeastern Graduate Schools Association Award, 1980.
"'Thou Idol Ceremony': Elizabeth I, the Henriad, and the Rites of the English Monarch." Urban Life in the Renaissance. Susan Zimmerman and Ron Weissman, eds. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1989; 240-266.
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