Associate Professor and Director of the Honors Program
My teaching and scholarship focus on Renaissance and seventeenth century British literature. I am particularly interested in genre, historiography, narrative, and gender.
My book Seventeenth-Century English Romance: Allegory, Ethics, and Politics was published by Palgrave in 2007. I edited Judith Man’s Epitome of the Historie of Faire Argenis and Polyarchus for the Early Modern Englishwoman Series from Ashgate Press, and have published articles on a variety of topics in early modern literature.
I teach courses in sixteenth and seventeenth century British literature, including Shakespeare, studies in genre, and studies in gender and literature. As Director of Marquette’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program, I also teach the Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies and the program capstone course.
- Gender Studies
- Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century British Literature
- Literary Theory
- Feminist Theory
- MW 1:30-3:30 and by appointment in Sensenbrenner Hall 001
- 6215/101 MW 3:30-4:45 Olin Engineering 116
- Studies in Renaissance Literature: Constructing Race and Gender in Early Modern Drama
"Serious Extravagance: Romance Writing in Seventeenth-Century England," Literature Compass 8/6, 2011, 376-89.
"The Narrative Turn Against Metaphor: Metonymy, Identification, and Roger Boyle's Parthenissa," in Go Figure: Energies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World, ed. Judith Anderson and Joan Pong Linton (NY: Fordham University Press, 2011), 73-90.
- Seventeenth-Century English Romance: Allegory, Ethics, and Politics. Palgrave, 2007.
- An Epitome of the Historie of Argenis and Poliarchus (1640), by Judith Man. For the series The Early Modern Englishwoman. Ashgate Press, 2003 (editor).
- “Rethinking the Renaissance Image of Virtue: Ethics and the Politic Agent of Early Seventeenth Century Prose Romance.” English Literary Renaissance 35 (2005): 74-101.
- “Untimely Monuments: Stoicism, History, and the Problem of Utility in The Winter’s Tale and Pericles.” English Literary History 71 (2004): 903-27.
- Marquette University Teaching Excellence Award, 2008
- Mellon Fellowship, Newberry Library, 2002-3
- Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities, 1993-4
- George C. Marshall Scholarship, 1987-9