Associate Professor of French
My scholarship and teaching have centered on literary genres, especially the novel and romance, epic, and pastoral and their intersections with seventeenth-century French history. More recently, my investigations of the multi-volume romances popular in the first half of the seventeenth century have lead me to focus on early modern print culture, the history of the book, and reading practices. My teaching interests have additionally included translation and translation theory and contemporary French culture and politics.
French and Italian
- B.A. Pomona College
- M.A. University of California at Santa Barbara
- Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Book: The Forgotten Goddess: Humanism and Absolutism in Honoré d’Urfé’s L’Astrée. Geneva: Droz, 2000.
Volume: Chance, Literature and Culture in Early Modern France. Farnham, England; Burlington, Vt: Ashgate, 2009, co-editor with John D. Lyons.
Volume: Theatrum mundi: Essays in Honor of Ronald W. Tobin. Charlottesville: Rookwood Press, 2003, co-editor with Claire Carlin.
Forthcoming Article: “Chance, Astrology and Authorship in Scudéry’s Ibrahim ou l’illustre bassa,” Coups de Maître. Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture, in Honour of John D. Lyons (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2021).
Works In Progress
Book: "Entre les mains": Reading the Long French Romance Book.