Professor of Humanities
BA General Studies in the Humanities, University of Chicago
MA Comparative Literature, University of Chicago
PhD Comparative Literature, University of Chicago
Research interests: 19th-century European literature film, particularly studio-era Hollywood
The Hidden Art of Hollywood: In Defense of the Studio Era Film, Praeger Press, 2008.
The Art of Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West: A Critical Appreciation, McFarland Press, 2005.
Hitchcock’ Rear Window: The Well-Made Film, Southern Illinois University Press, 2001, (paperback version, 2004).
“Hardy, the Churchiest Atheist,” to be published in a collection of works on spirituality and poetry organized by the Institute Catholique de Paris.
“The Magnificent Ambersons,” in Il Cinema Americano Attraverso I Film, Carocci Press, 2010.
“Films that Survive Literature.” North Dakota Quarterly (Summer 2009): 98-110.
“Maupassant’s Idyll: The Art of the Simple Tale.” Midwest Quarterly, 49:3 (Spring 2008): 314-325.
Previous articles on film (Alfred Hitchcock, Eric Rohmer, Jacques Tati, Blake Edwards) and literature (Alfred Tennyson, Leo Tolstoy, Paul Valery, Sophocles, David Lodge).
Feature Commentary, Universal Studios Legacy Edition of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, 2008