Poetry. Renaissance. Romanticism. Theory. Literature and Philosophy. Film.
Cornell University, Ph.D.
Cornell University, M.A.
Yale University, B.A.
Awards and Honors
International Chair Professor at National Taipei University of Technology (2012)
Lerman-Neubauer Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring (2003)
National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship (1992 - 1993)
Marver & Sheva Bernstein Faculty Fellowship (1989 - 1990)
Michael L. Walzer Award for Excellence in Teaching (1988 - 1989)
Martin Sampson Teaching Award, Cornell University (1984)
Henry Strong Prize for best essay on American Literature, Yale (1978)
|ECS||110a||Thinking about Infinity|
|ENG||11a||Close Reading: Theory and Practice|
|ENG||21a||Adolescent Literature from Grimm to Voldemort|
|ENG||27b||Classic Hollywood Cinema|
|ENG||61b||Philosophical Approaches to Film Theory|
|ENG||103a||Exploring the Self in Seventeenth-Century Poetry|
|ENG||104a||Eighteenth-Century British Poetry, from Dryden to Blake|
|ENG||125b||Romanticism II: Byron, Shelley, and Keats|
|ENG||173a||Spenser and Milton|
|ENG||180a||The Modern American Short Story|
|ENG||200a||Methods of Literary Study|
|ENG||241a||Darwinian Approaches to Narrative Theory|
|FILM||100a||Introduction to the Moving Image|
|HUM||10a||The Western Canon|
|PHIL||182a||Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations|