1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences


Recent Articles

  • "Hero and Leander in Bed (and the Morning After)," English Literary Renaissance (forthcoming)
  • "Fame, Eternity, and Shakespeare's Romans," in Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics, ed. John Cox and Patrick Gray (Cambridge, forthcoming)
  • "Tragedy" in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, vol. 2, ed. Philip Hardie and Patrick Cheney, (forthcoming)
  • "Love Poems in Sequence: The Amores from Petrarch to Goethe" in Handbook to the Reception of Ovid, ed. Carole E. Newlands and John Miller (Wiley Blackwell, forthcoming)
  • “Classical Translation” in The Oxford Handbook of English Prose, 1500-1640, ed. Andrew Hadfield (2013)
  • “Shakespeare” in A Companon to Plutarch, ed. Mark Beck (Wiley Blackwell, forthcoming)
  • “Edward Fairfax and the Translation of Vernacular Epic” in Tudor Translation, ed. Fred Schurink (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
  • “Ovid’s Witchcraft” in Yale Classical Studies (Cambridge, 2012)
  • “Classical Love Elegy in the Renaissance (and After)” in The Oxford Handbook of the Elegy, ed. Karen Weisman (Oxford, 2010)
  • “Ovid and Shakespeare” in A Companion to Ovid, ed. Peter Knox (Wiley Blackwell, 2009)
  • Spartacus and the Second Part of the Soul” in The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick, ed. Jerold J. Abrams (Kentucky 2007)
  • “Wyatt and Petrarch: Italian Fashion at the Court of Henry VIII,” Annali d’Italianistica (2004)

Awards and Prizes

  • Beta of Virginia Phi Beta Kappa Book Award (2001)
  • Roland H. Bainton Book Prize, with William Kerrigan (Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 1990)
  • James Holly Hanford Award, with William Kerrigan (Milton Society of America, 1986)
  • NEH Fellow ship for Independent Research (1980)
  • Theron Rockwell Field Prize Yale, 1976)
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Ph.D. Yale, 1975
B.A. Rice, 1969