I am a professor of British literature at Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) in Tokyo, where I teach Shakespeare and the English Bible. I also do Digital Humanities and am the incoming Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the Japanese Association fo Digital Humanities
. Prior to AGU, I taught at Hiroshima University. I am a native of South Carolina in the USA.
EducationBA and MA from Furman University and Claremont Graduate University respectively. Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.
Genesis in Japan: The Bible beyond Christianity (College Station: Texas A&M UP Consortium, 2013). Reforming Marlowe: The Nineteenth-Century Canonization of a Renaissance Dramatist (Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 1991). Selected Articles and Digital Publications (since 2011): “A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Playmaking in the Office of the Revels,” under final review at the Bard Graduate Center for a forthcoming volume entitled, ‘Spaces of Making and Thinking: Environments of Creative Labor in the Early Modern Period,’ ed. Colin Murray, Sophie Pitman, and Tianna Uchacz. Review of Adele Lee, The English Renaissance and the Far East: Cross Cultural Encounters (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2018), forthcoming from Renaissance Quarterly. Multiple entries in Lost Plays Database (Online) ed. Roslyn L. Knutson and David McInnis (Melbourne: University of Melbourne, entries posted and updated 2015, 2016, and 2017). “Searching the New Labyrinth: the Echoes of Mercutio’s Banter in Paul’s Cross Churchyard,” Oxford University Research Archives (Web, upload October, 2014). “Paul’s Cross and the Dramatic Echoes of Elizabethan Print,” in Paul’s Cross and the Culture of Persuasion in England, 1520-1640, ed. Torrance Kirby and P.G. Stanwood (Leuven: Brill, 2013). “Paul’s Cross Churchyard and Shakespeare’s Verona Youth,” in Renaissance Papers, 2012, ed. Andrew Shifflett and Edward Gieskes (Rochester: Camden House, 2013). “The Glamorous Echoes of Godly Print,” in Renaissance Papers, 2010, ed. Andrew Shifflett and Edward Gieskes (Rochester: Camden House, 2011).
ProjectsCurrently managing a collaborative project between AGU in Tokyo with the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. We are digitizing, cataloguing, and annotating rare early modern holdings from AGU’s collection for display on the Folger’s new IIIF compliant Miranda platform.