Research/Areas of Interest:
Medieval literature (including Dante and the Roman de la Rose)
Latin classics and the classical tradition
Gender issues in medieval literature
PhD, English, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States, 1972
MA, English, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States, 1967
AB, English, Dartmouth College, Hanover, United States, 1965
Born in Chicago. Taught at Tufts since 1971; at the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English (summer) since 1995; on-site director, Bread Loaf, Lincoln College, Oxford (2001-2, 2005-6, 2009-10). Fellowships: Chancellor's Traveling Fellowship in English (1969-70); National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend (1973); American Council of Learned Societies (1975-76); John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1982-83); ACLS Travel Grant (1984); Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France (fall 2002); Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (winter 2003); Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, Liguria Study Center, Bogliasco, Italy (September-October 2008); Andrew M. Mellon Fellowship, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA (Spring 2009); Visiting Scholar, American Academy in Rome (2016).