Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, Italian
Ph.D. 1971 (Comparative Literature), Harvard; M.A. 1970 (English), Cambridge; B.A. 1963 (English), Princeton.
19 University Place, 3 Fl New York, New York (US) 10003
Areas of Research/Interest:
European literature of the Renaissance, poetic theory before 1700, postclassical history of Ancient genres.
Renaissance Society of America; NYU representative, Folger Institute,Washington D.C.
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1995-1996; Golden Dozen Teaching Award, New York University, 1995; Fellow, American Academy in Rome, 1989-1990; American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship, 1977, 1990.
Proclaiming a Classic: The Canonization of Orlando Furioso. Princeton University Press. 1991.
Poetry and Courtliness in Renaissance England. Princeton University Press. 1978.