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Curriculum vitae (Adobe .pdf 30 KB)


Works in Progress:

Editor, with Sarah K. Scott, Julius Caesar: A New Variorum Edition

Marlowes Ovid (book-length ms.)


Christopher Marlowe the Craftsman: Lives, Stage, and Page, edited, with Sarah K. Scott (Mount St. Mary’s University), 2010 [Introduction]

Spensers Ovidian Poetics (2009) [Introduction]

Admired and Understood: The Poetry of Aphra Behn (2004)

Fated Sky: The Femina Furens in Shakespeare (2000)

Thomas Heywoods Art of Love”: The First Complete English Translation of OvidsArs Amatoria” (2000)

Harmful Eloquence: Ovids Amoresfrom Antiquity to Shakespeare (1996)


Marlowe Studies: An Annual (editor-in-chief)

Marlowe Society of America Newsletter


“Translations of Ovid and Lucan.” In Marlowe at 450. Ed. Sara Munson Deats and Robert A. Logan. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014 (forthcoming).

“The Nose Plays: Ovid in The Jew of Malta.” In The Jew of Malta. Ed. Robert A. Logan. Continuum Renaissance Drama. London: Continuum, 2013. 149-60. (forthcoming).

“Christopher Marlowe.” In Oxford Bibliographies Online: British and Irish Literature. Ed. Andrew Hadfield. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. (Here is a .pdf version.)

“Marlowe’s First Ovid: Certaine of Ovids Elegies.” In  Christopher Marlowe the Craftsman: Lives, Stage, and Page. 137-48.

“Reading and Teaching Ovid’s Amores and Ars amatoria in a Conservative Christian Context.” In Approaches to Teaching  Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition. Ed. Barbara Boyd and Cora Fox.  New York: Modern Language Association, 2010. 88-94.

“Edmund Spenser, George Turberville, and Isabella Whitney read Ovid’s Heroides.” Studies in Philology 105 (2008): 487-519.

“Devoid of Guilty Shame: Ovidian Tendencies in Spenser’s Erotic Poetry.” Modern Philology 105 (2007): 271-99.

“I of old contemptes complayne”: Margaret of Anjou and English Seneca.” Comparative Literature Studies 43 (2006): 98-131.

“Making the Woman of Him:  Shakespeare’s Man Right Fair as Sonnet Lady.”  Texas Studies in Literature and Language 46 (2004): 270-94.

“Ovid the Rakehell:  The Case of Wycherley.” Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700 25(2001): 85-102.

“A Remedy for Heywood?”  Texas Studies in Literature and Language 43 (2001): 74-115. [Introduction] [Text]

“Aphra Behn, Libertine.”  Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700  24 (2000): 75-97.

“‘Thou art exact of taste’: The Ars Amatoria as Intertext in Paradise Lost.”  Comparative Literature Studies 36 (1999): 83-109.

“‘Thou idle wanderer, about my heart’: Rochester and Ovid.” Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700  23 (1999): 15-35 and 91-92.

“‘Loue my lewd Pilot’: The Ars Amatoria in The Faerie Queene.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 40 (1998): 328-46.

“Venus as Praeceptor: The Ars Amatoria in Venus and Adonis.” In “Venus and Adonis”: Critical Essays.  Ed. Philip Kolin. New York: Garland Press, 1997.  309-22.

“‘Why should they not alike in all parts touch?’ Donne and the Elegiac Tradition.” John Donne Journal: Studies in the Age of Donne 15(1996): 1-22.

“A New Source for Thomas Nashe’s The Choise of Valentines.” English Language Notes 31 (1995): 8-11.

“‘Shine it like a comet of revenge’: Seneca’s Medea, John Studley, and Shakespeare’s Joan la Pucelle.” Comparative Literature Studies 31 (1994): 229-50.

Venus Vituperator:  Ovid, Marie de France, and FinAmors.” Classical and Modern Literature 13 (1993): 283-95.

“‘My false eyes’: The Dark Lady and Self-Knowledge.” Studies in Philology 90 (1993): 213-20. Reprinted in Shakespearean Criticism 25. Detroit: Gale Publications, 1996. 374-81.

“‘He nothing common did or mean’:  Marvell’s Charles I and Horace’s non humilis mulier. English Language Notes 29 (1992): 31-40.

“Nashe and the Poetics of Obscenity: The Choise of Valentines.” Classical and Modern Literature 12 (1991): 29-48. Reprinted in Thomas Nashe, ed. Georgia E. Brown (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011), 309-28.

“Spenser, Les Antiquitez de Rome, and the Development of the English Sonnet Form.” Comparative Literature Studies 27(1990): 259-74.


Marriage, Performance, and Politics at the Jacobean Court, by Kevin Curran. Seventeenth-Century News 68.3 (2010): 159-61.

Playing Companies and Commerce in Shakespeares Time, by Roslyn L. Knutson.  Shakespeare Quarterly 54 (2003): 206-07.

Playing with Desire: Christopher Marlowe and the Art of Tantalization, by Fred Tromly. University of Toronto Quarterly 70 (2000-2001): 362-63.

A Critical Edition of  De Gentilium Deorum Imaginibus by Ludovico Lazzarelli, First Edited Text with Introduction and Translation, by William J. O’Neal.  Classical and Modern Literature 19 (1999): 381-82.

Thomas Arden in Faversham: The Man Behind the Myth, by Patricia Hyde. Comparative Drama 32 (1998): 4-6.

Selected Poems of Ben Jonson, edited by Ted-Larry Pebworth and Claude J. Summers. Seventeenth-Century News 56 (1998): 87-89.

Mark Twain & William James: Crafting a Free Self,  by Jason Gary Horn. Rocky Mountain Review of Language & Literature 51 (1997): 53-54.

Scholars Bedlam: Menippean Satire in the Renaissance, by W. Scott Blanchard. Renaissance Quarterly 50 (1997): 599-600.

The Shapes of Revenge: Victimization, Vengeance, and Vindictiveness in Shakespeare, by Harry Keyishian. Shakespeare Bulletin 14 (1996): 42.

The Performance of Conviction: Plainness and Rhetoric in the Early English Renaissance, by Kenneth J. E. Graham.  Shakespeare Bulletin 12 (1994): 45.

Henry James’s Italian Hours”: Revelatory and Resistant Impressions, by Bonnie MacDonald. Rocky Mountain Review of Language & Literature 45 (1991): 261-62.