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Professor
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise 
Early Modern British Literature, Detective Fiction, 20th Century American and British Literature
Courses Taught 
ENGL 219 American Literature,1865-Present
ENGL 221 English Literature, Beginnings-1750
ENGL 222 English Literature, 1750-Present
ENGL 323 Shaw and Modern British Drama
ENGL 329 Milton
ENGL 330 Shakespeare Comedies and Romances
ENGL 331 Shakespeare Tragedies
ENGL 360 Detective Fiction
ENGL 379 20th Century Fiction II, 1945-Present
ENGL 422 Graduate Seminar on Milton
ENGL 428 The English Novel
Research Interests 
Early Modern British Literature (especially Milton), Detective Fiction
Education 

PhD  University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 1995
MA   University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 1989
BA    University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 1988

Selected Publications 

Edited Books:

Class and Culture in Crime Fiction: Essays on Works in English Since the 1970s (Editor), 2014 

Murdering Miss Marple: Essays on Gender and Sexuality in the New Golden Age of Women’s Crime Fiction (Editor), 2012   

Race and Religion in the Postcolonial British Detective Story (Editor), 2005     

Selected Significant Articles:

“Sabrina . . . or, the Lady?: Gender, Class, and the Spectre of Milton in Sabrina (1995),” in Milton and Popular Culture, edited by Laura Lunger Knoppers and Gregory M. Semenza (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), pp. 151-162.

“The Lady’s Unladylike Struggle: Redefining Patriarchal Boundaries in Milton’s Comus,” in Milton Studies (35), 1997, pp. 1-20.

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