2017 – Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria (Canada)

1988 – Ph.D., University of Iowa (English)

1985 – University of California, Berkeley Greek Workshop

1983 – M.A., University of Iowa (English)

1981 – B.A., Glassboro State College (English & Journalism) –Glassboro State is now Rowan University


Previous Employment   

University of Chicago, Laurentian University (Canada), Georgia Southern University, Texas Woman’s University, University of Texas at Arlington


Tower of Babel image Creative Commons license

Meyerowitz photo of Provincetown porch

Awards & Professional Memberships

Robert B. Silvers Foundation Grant for Work in Progress • Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature • Mellon Fellow, University of Chicago • Lifetime Member, Modern Language Association • Member, American Philosophical Association

graphic of book

Editorial Work

• Editorial Board Member, Evental Aesthetics (2017-present) • Philosophy Section Editor, Open Library of Humanities (2016-present) • Editor, Arachnē (1994-96) • Reader for Bloomsbury, Columbia University Press, Cambridge University Press, University Press of New England, State University of New York Press, PMLA, College Literature, Journal of Transnational American Studies, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Adaptation, Technophany, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, and Mosaic