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B.A., Rice University, 1964
Ph.D., Rice University, 1967
Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature.
My main research and teaching field is Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature, with current work in Henry Fielding, the novel, theater history, periodical journalism, and print history. Recent teaching in other areas: contemporary British fiction, representations of criminality, early modern French and English epistolary novels (co-taught with Dianah Jackson), Jane Austen's Persuasion. I am part of the Textual Studies Program faculty and teach the core seminar in "Printed Texts."
Current scholarship includes completion of third and final drama volume for the "Wesleyan" edition of Fielding's complete works published by Oxford University Press.