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Areas of Interest

Critical theory, philosophy, rhetoric; classics and classical influences; architecture and sculpture


Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Harvard University (1992)

M.A., Comparative Literature, Harvard University (1986)

B.A., Comparative Literature, Princeton University (1984)

 Selected Publications

 “The Hollow Men”; accepted for publication in The Journal of Popular Culture (2020).

“Necrosemiosis: The CSI Effect”; Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies/Revue de l Association Internationale de Sémiotique 222 (May 2018), 241-85.

“The Sublime Monster: Frankenstein, or The Modern Pandora.”  In Frankenstein and Its Classics: The Modern Prometheus from Antiquity to Science Fiction.  Ed. B. E. Stevens et al.  Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.  102-20.

“Regime Change: Semiotic Tyranny and Dissent in The Scarlet Letter.”  In No!  In Whispers: The Rhetoric of Dissent in American Writing. Ed. Michele Bottalico.  Vol. 11 of Critical Perspectives on English and American Literature, Communication and Culture.  Bern: Peter Lang, 2018.  25-48.

“Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts: Metaphors as Viruses in Discourses on the Greek Crisis”; Journal of Greek Media & Culture 3.1 (2017), 31-52.

“Like Apples and Oranges: A Quinean Reading of Cézanne’s Pommes et oranges (Or, A Proposal for the Founding of Departments of Incomparable Literature)”; Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Academy Social Sciences Journal 14 (Fall 2017).