I work on Jane Austen (books and films), Robin Hood, musical theatre in the eighteenth century, and scholarly journal editing. I teach British survey, satire, eighteenth-century lit, Austen, and copyediting and print design.


Ph.D., English (1985), University of Pennsylvania
A.B., English (1978), Smith College

Other Publications

Jane Austen in Hollywood, expanded second edition, with Sayre Greenfield, including our new essay “The Mouse that Roared,” 188–204 (Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 2001; first ed., 1998); currently being translated into Chinese.

“A History of the Fanny Wars: The Reception of Mansfield Park,” with Sayre Greenfield, Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 36 (2015): 15–33.

“Jane Austen and Zombies: The Undead Eighteenth-Century,” EC/ASECS presidential address, Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer NS (March 2011): 1–11. DEPOSITED IN CORE.

“Archery in the Long Eighteenth Century,” British Sporting Literature and Culture (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2015): 105–24.
“An Entirely New and Splendid Spectacle, Founded on the Subject of the French Revolution: The Fall of the Bastille on the London Stage,” Sensational Centuries: Essays on the Enhancement of Sense Experience in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries, ed. Kevin L. Cope and Robert C Leitz, III (New York: AMS Press, 2013), 175–94.

Eighteenth-Century Women: Studies in their Lives, Works, and Culture (New York: AMS Press): vol. 7 (in progress), vol. 6 (2011), vol. 5 (2008), vol. 4 (2006), vol. 3 (2003), vol. 2 (2002), vol. 1 (2001).

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