Professor Emeritus

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Teaching and Research Interests
  • Nineteenth-century British literature and culture
  • The history of the novel
  • Film
Selected Publications
  • “Philip Roth and the Eclipse of the Virtuous Heroine.” Philip Roth Studies. Forthcoming.
  • “The Taboo on D.H. Lawrence.” Salmagundi. 2021.
  • The Films of John Schlesinger (2019)
  • The Bourgeois Interior: How the Middle Class Imagines Itself in Literature and Film (2008)
  • Cosmopolitan Criticism: Oscar Wilde’s Philosophy of Art (1997)
  • A Reader’s Guide to the Nineteenth Century English Novel (1985); Japanese translation (1987)
  • Jane Austen’s Novels: Social Change and Literary Form (1979)
  • “Hospitality Divorced from Home: The Cosmopolitan Idea(l) from Oscar Wilde to Satyajit Ray.” Wilde’s Other Worlds (2018)
  • “’An Uncomfortable Truth’: John Schlesinger’s The Day of the Locust Reconsidered.” Literature/Film Quarterly. Fall 2017.
  • “Box Office Failure: Honky Tonk Freeway and the Risks of Embarrassing the United States.” Jump Cut.  No. 57, fall 2016.
  • “An Eye for an I: Identity and Nation in the Films of John Schlesinger.” Journal of Popular Film and Television (2016)
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday Revisited.” CineAction  (2015)
  • “John Schlesinger’s Bildungsfilm: Midnight Cowboy and the Problem of Youth.” Modern Fiction Studies (2013)
  • “The Moral Scope of the English Bildungsroman.The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel (2013)
  • “Robinson Crusoe’s ‘Tent Upon the Earth’” Journal of Architecture (2008)
Honors, Grants, Awards
  • North American Scholar Award, Jane Austen Society
  • Senior Fellow, Humanities Foundation, Boston U.
  • Mellon Foundation Grant, Harvard U.
  • Henderson Senior Research Fellowship, Humanities Foundation, Boston U.
  • Humanities Foundation Enhancement Grant
  • Student Legacy Gift Honoree, Boston U.
  • Jane Austen’s Novels nominated for James Russell Lowell Award.
  • Faculty Fellow, Columbia U.
  • Allison Prize for excellence in literature, Barnard College
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Barnard College