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B.A., Amherst College
M.A. in Classics, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Yale University
History and fiction; novel and epic; high culture and popular culture
WRIT 100—First Year Writing Seminar: Films of Kubrick
English 232—The Novel
English 341—Romantic Poetry and Prose
English 345—Studies in the 19th-Century British Novel
English 347—Victorian Prose: History and Self in the 19th C.
English 348—Victorian Poetry
Seminar and Capstone Topics
Epic from Homer to Spielberg
Adaptation and its Discontents
Liberal Epic: the Victorian Practice of History from Gibbon to Churchill (University Press of Virginia, 2011).
"Macaulay's History of England and the Dilemmas of Liberal Epic." Nineteenth-Century Prose 33/2 (Fall 2006).
"Epic and Novel." The Encyclopedia of the Novel, v. 1, ed. Paul Schellinger (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998): 381-4.
The School of Gibbon: Epic History and the Age of the Novel