PhD., English, with distinction, Loyola University of Chicago, 1997
MA., English, Northwestern University, 1990
BA., English and Psychology, Michigan State University, 1988
Separate Theaters: Bethlan (Bedlam) Hospital and the Shakespearean Stage (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2005).
"Shakespeare, Abraham, and the Abrahamic" (in progress).
"Is it God or the Sovereign Exception? Giorgio Agamben and Shakespeare's King John" Special issue of Religion and Literature devoted to Shakespeare (forthcoming, 2007).
"More Other Than You Desire in The Merchant of Venice." English Language Notes 44.1 (Spring 2006): 151-56.
"All the world to nothing": Richard III, Badiou, and Pauline Subjectivity." Shakespeare 1.1 (June 2005): 29-52. (Note: Solicited for first issue of Shakespeare, a new journal from Routledge, edited by the British Shakespeare Association).
Review Essay, co-authored with Arthur F. Marotti. "The Turn to Religion in Early Modern Studies." Criticism 46.1 (Winter 2004): 167-90.
"Bethlem and Bridewell in The Honest Whore Plays." Studies in English Literature 43.2 (Spring 2003): 395-413.
"'One Wish' or the Possibility of the Impossible: Derrida, the Gift, and God in Timons of Athens." Shakespeare Quarterly 52.1 (Spring 2001): 34-66.
Review Essay of Michael O'Connell's The Idolatrous Eye: Iconoclasm and Theater in Early Modern England (New York: Oxford UP, 2000). Forthcoming in The Sixteenth Century Journal.
"I know not/ Where I did lodge last night?": King Lear and the Search for Bethlem (Bedlam) Hospital. English Literary Renaissance 30.2 (Spring 2000): 213-40.
Review Essay of Huston Diehl's Staging Reform
"Bedlam, The Changeling, The Pilgrim, and the Protestant Critique of Catholic Good Works. Philological Quarterly (Fall1995): 373-93.
"Here Aaron is": Abraham and the Abrahamic in Titus Andronicus." In 1453-1699: Cultural Encounters Between East and West. Eds. Matthew Birchwood and Matthew Dimmock (London: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2005): 145-67.