Comparative literature; feminist studies; contemporary women's drama; poetry of the British Romantic period and French symbolism; British, American and Continental women writers of the 19th and 20th centuries; scientific discourses and the construction of
B.A. with Highest Distinction and Honors in English, Wayne State University, 1970 M.A., Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, 1971 Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, 1977
No Return Address: A Memoir of Displacement. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.
Where All the Lights Were Bright." Peninsula: Essays and Memoirs by Michigan Writers. Ed. Michael Steinberg. E. Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2000. 246-255.
"Venus Live! Sarah Bartmann, the Hottentot Venus, Re-membered." Mosaic 31,4 (December 2000): 129-143. Special Issue: Hygieia: Literature and Medicine.
"Texted Selves: Dorothy and William Wordsworth in the Grasmere Journals." a/b: Auto/Biography Studies. Special Issue: Memoirs at the Fin de Siecle. Ed. Nancy K. Miller. 14, 1 (Summer 1999): 118-136.
"Free-Floating Marginals and Contagious Degeneracy in the Paris and London of Mid- to Late-Nineteenth Century." Lyrical Symbols and Narrative Transformations. Eds. Kathleen Komar and Ross Shideler. Columbia: Camden House Press, 1998. 115-32.
"Colonization as Feminization in Meredith's The Egoist and Diana of the Crossways." Working Papers in Irish Studies, 1998-4 (1998): 1-12.
Through the Straits, At Large. Eastpoint: Ridgeway Press, 1997. Poetry Collection.