Expertise: Comparative Literature

My work centers on a genre—the epic tradition—and a concept: literary explorations of the value of human experience. Starting from these central concerns, my teaching ranges broadly across the interdisciplinary study of the interactions between literature, music, art, and architecture, and of the interactions of those cultural products with the material and social contexts in which they took shape.

Literature, Classics
PhD, Yale University, Renaissance Studies and English, 2008
MA, Queen Mary, University of London, Intellectual and Cultural History, 2002
MA, Queen Mary, University of London, Renaissance Studies, 2002
BA, Yale University, Renaissance Studies, 2000