16th and early 17th-Century French Literature. Regular courses taught are FRE 651 (16th Century), FRE 872 (17th Century),
FRE 691 (Contemporary French Criticism).
Recent publications: 1. "Scève's Délie: The Imprese, Mythological Periphrasis and the Style of the Individual Dizain." Emblematica: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Emblem Studies 8.1 (1994 [published in 1996]): 61-79. 2. "The Emblematic Dimension of Du Bellay's Songe: Definition and Problems." Studi Francesi 114 (1994 [published 1995]): 425-444. 3. Contributor, article on "Noel Du Fail," in Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, ed. Paul F. Grendler, Charles Scribner's Sons (in press).
4. Contributor, "Revaluating the Master's Degree," in The Future of Doctoral Education in Foreign Languages & English, ed. Michael Kandel. PMLA (October 2000, forthcoming).