Editor, Modern Language Quarterly
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B.A., Harvard University, 1965
M.Phil., Yale University, 1969
Ph.D., Yale University, 1972
18th-19th Century British and Continental Literature, Music and Literature, Literary History
My books have concerned romanticism and 18th-century literature in Great Britain and Europe, most recently a comparative study of the gothic novel. Focal interests are the relationship of form to ideology and the history of forms and ideas. I work on all major literary genres and also on the German philosophical tradition. A growing area of study is musical form in comparison with literary expression. I also have written essays on major theorists and general essays about criticism and literary history. I intend to return to work on a book mostly about 19th-century European fiction to be called "Fiction and Form."