AboutI am currently studying the structure of the General Prologue of the Canterbury Tales.
EducationDoctorate in Comparative Literature (2000),The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
Master of Philosophy in Comparative Literature (1998,)The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
Master of Arts in English and Comparative Literature (1987),Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts in English (1964), Manhattanville College
Other PublicationsBook: The Symmetrical Patterning in Franciscan Writings of the Late Middle Ages, Mellen, 2011.
Essay: “Palindromic Structure in the Pardoner’s Tale.” Michigan Academician, vol. XLI, no. 1, 2012, 53-67.
Article: “What Professors Bring to Commencement.” The Chronicle of Higher Education (13 May 2012). Online. Reprinted in The Chronicle Report (14 May 2012) and Academe Today (17 May 2012).
Review: “Mary Douglas’s Thinking in Circles: An Essay in Ring Composition,” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism vol. 67, no. 2, Spring 2009, 254-56.
Book Review: “James Shapiro’s A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599,” Early Theatre, vol. 10, no. 1, Spring 2007, 163-66.
Book Chapter: “The Cross as te in ‘The Canticle of Creatures,’ Dante’s ‘Virgin Mother,’ and Chaucer’s ‘Invocation to Mary.’” Dante and The Franciscans, edited by Santa Casciani, Brill, 2006, 229-88.
Upcoming Talks and Conferences“Chancing Analogic Thought in De consolatione philosophiae V,” Paper accepted, International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2017, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
MembershipsModern Language Association
The Medieval Academy of America
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters
SSWR: Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance
Flannery O’Connor Society