Ph.D. John Hopkins University, 1973
Sixteenth- and seventeenth-centuries, poetry, American studies
Intratextual Baudelaire: The Sequential Fabric of the Fleurs du mal and Spleen de Paris. (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2010)
La Fontaine's Complete Tales in Verse: An Illustrated & Annotated Translation (McFarland & Co. Publishers, Inc., 2009)
Ghostly Parallels: Robert Penn Warren and the Lyric Poetic Sequence (University of Tennessee Press, 2006)
The Art of the Persian Letters: Unlocking Montesquieu's "Secret Chain" (University of Delaware Press, 2005)
"Montesquieu's Persian Chain Letters: A New Solution to the Riddle." 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era 14 (2007): 221-52.
"Dreams and Other Connections among Carver's Recovered Stories." Journal of the Short Story in English 46 (2006): 63-74.
Works in Progress:
Metafictional Montaigne, a study of the Essais' intratextual structure.