Specialty Area: Classical influences on English poetry, Restoration and 18th-century English literature, Samuel Johnson
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B.A., U. of Illinois (1972)
A.M. (1973), Ph.D. (1977), Harvard University
Classical influences on English poetry; Restoration and 18th-Century English Literature; Samuel Johnson
“Edmund Waller’s ‘Easy’ Style and the Heroic Couplet,” SEL, vol. 55, 2015, pp. 95-123.
“Swift’s Politics Reconsidered,” in Editing Lives: Essays in Honor of O M Brack, Jr.. Edited by Jesse G. Swan. Bucknell, 2014, pp. 151-76.
“Three Contexts for Reading Johnson’s Parliamentary Debates,” in Samuel Johnson: New Contexts for a New Century. Edited by Howard Weinbrot. Huntington Library Press, 2014, pp. 195-216.
Samuel Johnson's Debates in Parliament, vols. 11-13 of The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson. Edited by Thomas Kaminski and Benjamin Hoover. Text edited by O M Brack Jr. Yale University Press, 2012.
"The Nature of Johnson's Toryism," in The Politics of Samuel Johnson. Edited by Howard Erskine-Hill and Jonathan Clark (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2012, pp. 9-56.
Work in Progress:
A study of classical influences on English poetry from Edmund Waller through Samuel Johnson.