I joined the English Department at UTEP as an Associate Professor in 2012. Before that I taught at the State University of New York, College at Brockport. I received my BA in English and Mathematics from Yale University and my PhD in English from Princeton University. After graduate school I spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow in the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University. My research and teaching interests include English Renaissance poetry and drama, Shakespeare, Milton, classical literature, Italian Renaissance poetry, translation, and the relationship between literature and music. My book, Broken Harmony: Shakespeare and the Politics of Music, was published by Cornell University Press in 2011. I am currently working on a number of book-length projects, including a study of form and translation in Renaissance literature, a scholarly edition of John Taverner’s Gresham College music lectures, and a biography of the 20th-century writer Gordon Merrick.
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