"Literary Universalisms" - essay on the concept and universalism, its uses and history in contemporary theory as well as early modern intellectual history.
"The Return of the Giants: Challenging Political Authority in the New World" - on the epic trope of gigantomachy and its importance for reading quasi-ethnographic accounts of the encounter with New World peoples; with a particular focus on Camões and Spenser.
"Narrative Trials, Legal Entanglements: Sidney’s Old Arcadia and Greek Prose Romance"
"Rushdie's Renaissance" - on Salman Rushdie's use of Renaissance texts, settings and topoi in his novels.
"Lyric Means, Epic Ends: Literary Scale and Poetic Form in the European Renaissance"
"Becoming Early Modern: Non-European Renascences, 1500-1700"
Department of English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350 - Undergraduate: 631 632-7400 | Graduate: 631 632-7373