Ph.D., English (University of Pennsylvania); M.Phil., Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Cambridge); A.B., English (Princeton)
My research interests include late medieval English and Italian literature, Chaucer, reception of the Classics in the Middle Ages, poetry and poetics, form and formalisms, vernacular translation, gloss and commentary, and medieval astronomy. My current book project, Reading Chaucer in Time: Literary Formation in Classical Antiquity, England, and Italy
, tracks the long literary history that shapes Chaucer’s poetry, using close readings of Troilus and Criseyde
and The Canterbury Tales
to reassess the relation between the diachronic formation of Chaucer’s works and the outcome of this process in literary form.
A second project, in its early stages, uses classical and medieval astronomy in texts ranging from Aratus’s Phaenomena
to works of Ovid, Lucan, Dante, and Chaucer to explore issues of perspective, perception, form, and creativity in classical and medieval poetry.
Medieval Literature, Chaucer, Trecento Italian literature, Form and formalisms, Reception of the Classics, Medieval AstronomyPublications
Articles and Essays
“Forms and Celestial Motion in Chaucer’s Complaint of Mars,” PMLA.
133 (2018): 282-95
“History Writing After Coppo di Borghese Domenichi: Decameron
V.9,” Le tre corone.
V (2018): 121-136
“Continental Influences,” in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of British Medieval Literature,
eds. Sian Echard and Robert Rouse.(Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, 2017).
"The Poetics of Time Management from the Metamorphoses to Il Filocolo
and The Franklin's Tale
," Studies in the Age of Chaucer
37 (2015): 227-256.
"'Save Oure Tonges Difference:' Translation, Literary Histories, and Troilus and Criseyde
,” The Chaucer Review
48.3 (January 2014): 258-83.