Professor of English
Director, University Honors Program
“If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work.”
– William Shakespeare, 1 Henry IV, I. ii. 159-60
The Preaching Fox: Festive Subversion in the Plays of the Wakefield Master. Routledge, 2005.
“Fairies and Feminism: Recurrent Patterns in Chaucer’s ‘The Wife of Bath’s Tale’ and Brontë’s Jane Eyre.” The Victorian Newsletter (Fall 2003). Reprinted in Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations: Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Ed. Harold Bloom. Chelsea House, New York: 2007.
“Punning and Political Parody in The Second Shepherds’ Play.” English Language Notes (June 2003).
“Foolish Shepherds and Priestly Folly: Festive Influence in Prima Pastorum.” Medieval Perspectives (2000).
ENG 150 Honors Composition
ENG 309 History of the English Language
ENG 330/606 Chaucer
ENG 427 Medieval Literature
HON 251 Honors Humanities
HUM 211 Humanities
Awards and Distinctions
Best First Book Award, Southeastern Medieval Association, 2008
Excellence in Service Award, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, 2005
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
International Congress on Medieval Studies
Southeastern Medieval Association