Specialty Area: Milton, 16th- and 17th-century British literature, Marxism and theory
Office #: Crown Center 463
B.A., U. of Illinois at Urbana (1975); Ph.D., Yale University (1981)
Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century British Literature; Milton; Utopia and science fiction; Marxism and cultural theory
"Monster Realism and Uneven Development in China Mieville's The Scar," forthcoming in Extrapolation: A Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Vol. 50, No. 2 (Summer 2009).
"UnAmerican Milton: Milton's Reputation and Reception in the Early United States," University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol. 77, nu. 3 (Summer 2008), 903-922.
"Anachronism in Lycidas." ELH: English Literary History 64 (1997): 1-40.
Utopia, Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2004.
Milton: A Study in Ideology and Form. Routledge, 1986.
I'm currently researching and writing a longer project on Milton and Renaissance historicism.