Department of English
6 The Green
Room 111, East Hall
Medford, MA 02155
Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1988
B.A., New York University, 1975
I was born and raised in New York, and I have spent most of my adult life bouncing back and forth between coasts. I originally went to Reed College in Portland Oregon, finished college at NYU, went to graduate school at UC Berkeley, and then came back East to teach at Tufts. I love both coasts; sometime I will get a look at the middle of the country.
- Renaissance dramatic and non-dramatic literature
- Gender and sexuality studies
- Feminist theory
- General View of English Literature
- The Renaissance in England
- Renaissance Drama
- Seventeenth-Century English Literature
- Forms of Desire in Early Modern England
- Pastoral and the Poetics of Self-Contradiction: Theocritus to Marvell
(Cambridge University Press, 1994)
- Desire and Dramatic Form in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
- "Comedy and Eros: Sexualities on Shakespeare's Stage," in
Oxford Handbook to Shakespeare's Comedies. Ed. Heather
Hirschfield. Oxford, 2017 (forthcoming).
- "The State of the Art: Sexuality, History, and the Theater," in Edward II: A Critical Reader.
Arden Early Modern Drama Guides. Ed. Kirk Melnikoff. Bloomsbury, 2016.
- "'Submitting to History': Marlowe's Edward II," in Enclosure Acts: Sexuality,
Property, and Culture in Early Modern England, ed Richard Burt and John M. Archer (Cornell University Press, 1994).
- "'True-Love's Blood': Narrative and Desire in Hero and Leander,"
English Literary Renaissance 28 (1998).
- "'My body bestow upon my women' : The Space of the Feminine in The Duchess of Malfi,"
Renaissance Drama n.s. 28 (1999)
- "'I(t) could not choose but follow': Erotic Logic in The Changeling,"
- "The Duchess of Malfi:Tragedy and Gender," in The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance
Tragedy, ed. Garrett Sullivan and Emma Smith (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
- "'I cannot tell wat is like me': Simile, Paternity, and Identity in Henry V," Shakespeare Studies 41 (2013).