A.B., Harvard University
D. Phil, University of Oxford
"Allegiance, Sympathy, and History: The Catholic Loyalties of Alexander Pope." Religion in the Age of Enlightenment 2 (2010): 103-29.
"Burke's Vehemence and the Rhetoric of Historical Exaggeration." Forthcoming in Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric.
"The Trouble with Nostalgia." Essays in Criticism 58 (2008): 273-80.
"Imagining War." Essays in Criticism 55 (2005): 178-84.
"The Style of Discontinuity: Prose Patterning and Historical Change in Paul de Rapin-Thoyras and Thomas Salmon" (currently under review).
"A Covert Narrative of British History: Pope's An Essay on Man, Epistle III."
A book manuscript based on my doctoral dissertation, The Past/Present Topos in Eighteenth-Century English Literature: A Pattern of Historical Thought and its Stylistic Implications in Historiography, Poetry, and Polemic (2007).
Literary Tradition I, II, IV
Early Modern Literature
Pope, Swift, and Their Circle
The Age of Johnson
Satire: Classical and Modern
the intersections between political ideology, historical thought, and literary style
in the eighteenth century
attitudes to and uses of the past in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
the rhetoric of eighteenth-century political opposition
the pre-Romantics and the transition to Romanticism
martyrdom and self-sacrifice in literature