Medieval French literature; Chrétien de Troyes, Jean de Meun; allegory; literary theory and hermeneutics; text editing and related disciplines. Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: Readership and Authority in the First Romance of the Rose (Cambridge, 1986); ed. and trans., Chrétien de Troyes, Le Chevalier au Lion (Yvain) Paris, 1994); "Words and Deeds: Jean de Meun's Romance of the Rose and the Hermeneutics of Censorship," New Literary History (Spring 1997).
Research Expertise and Interest
literary theory, medieval French literature, allegory, hermeneutics, text editing, French Studies