My teaching and scholarship focus on Renaissance and seventeenth century British literature. I am particularly interested in genre, historiography, narrative, and gender.
My book Seventeenth-Century English Romance: Allegory, Ethics, and Politics was published by Palgrave in 2007. I edited Judith Man’s Epitome of the Historie of Faire Argenis and Polyarchus for the Early Modern Englishwoman Series from Ashgate Press, and have published articles on a variety of topics in early modern literature.
I teach courses in sixteenth and seventeenth century British literature, including Shakespeare, studies in genre, and studies in gender and literature. As Director of Marquette’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program, I also teach the Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies and the program capstone course.
"Serious Extravagance: Romance Writing in Seventeenth-Century England," Literature Compass 8/6, 2011, 376-89.
"The Narrative Turn Against Metaphor: Metonymy, Identification, and Roger Boyle's Parthenissa," in Go Figure: Energies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World, ed. Judith Anderson and Joan Pong Linton (NY: Fordham University Press, 2011), 73-90.