Trent University, BA Hons
University of Toronto, MA, PhD

I specialize in Renaissance poetry and queer theory. I have published three monographs (Homoerotic Space: The Poetics of Loss in Renaissance Literature, Loving in Verse: Poetic Influence as Erotic, and Against Reproduction: Where Renaissance Texts Come From) and numerous articles and book chapters, chiefly on Renaissance poetry in English, but also on plays and prose fiction from the Renaissance, as well as work in literature from other periods and languages. I am now writing a book on queer representation in Shakespeare.

I welcome graduate students in Renaissance literature, especially poetry, in queer theory and gender studies more generally, and in poetics (of any period).

Winter 2018

ENGL220 Literature in English to the 18th Century Sections

A survey of prose, poetry and drama to the 18th Century.

Winter 2018

ENGL354A Milton and the Seventeenth Century - MILTON&17TH CENT Sections

Please see the Department website for further information on topics offered in the current session.

Winter 2018

ENGL347A Renaissance Studies - RENAISSANCE Sections

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Winter 2018

ENGL492C Senior Honours Seminar - SR HONORS SEMNR2 Sections

Offerings in literary research.

Selected Publications

  • Shakespeare and Queer Representation. Forthcoming from Routledge.
  • “Love Loves.” In Elizabethan Narrative Poems: The State of Play, ed. Lynn Enterline. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury.
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    “‘Militat omnis amans’: Love as War in Renaissance Sonnets.” Forthcoming in Textual Practice.

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    “‘Fellowships of Joy’: Angelic Union in Paradise Lost.” In Queer Milton. Forthcoming from Palgrave. This is a revised and expanded version of an article I published in Early Modern Culture in 2014.

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    “Feminine Transgression and Normal Domesticity.” In Staged Normality in Shakespeare’s England, ed. Rory Loughnane and Edel Semple. Forthcoming from Palgrave.

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    “Shakespearean Sexualities.” In After Queer Studies: Literary Theory and Critical Interpretation, ed. E.L. McCallum and Tyler Bradway. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

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    “Erotic and Devotional Verse.” In Political Turmoil: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1623-1660, ed. Stephen B. Dobranski. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

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    “First thing we do, let’s kill all the children.” Marlowe Studies 6 (2016): 73-83. This issue appeared in August 2018.

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    “Women and Literary Production.” In Routledge Research Companion to Women, Sex and Gender in the Early British Colonia World, ed. Kimberly Anne Coles and Eve Keller. 61-72. Abingdon UK: Routledge, 2018.

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    “Queer Studies.” In A Companion to Renaissance Poetry, ed. Catherine Bates. 510-18.  Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2018.