Interim Chair of the Department of English
Education: B.A., Harvard University (1973)
Ph.D., Harvard University (1978)
Interests: Eighteenth Century and Restoration; Romanticism; Criticism and Critical Theory; Rhetoric; Environmental Studies.
The Call of Classical Literature in the Romantic Age, co-edited with K. P. Van Anglen (2017); The Prelude by William Wordsworth, newly edited from the manuscripts and fully illustrated in color (2016); Environment: An Interdisciplinary Anthology (2008); Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money (2005, with Anthony Dangerfield); The Committed Word: Literature and Public Values (1999); Coleridge: The Early Family Letters (1994); Forming the Critical Mind (1989); ed. and contributor, Johnson and His Age (1984); ed. (with W. J. Bate) Biographia Literaria for the Collected Coleridge (1983); The Creative Imagination (1981).
I welcome conversation with first-generation students; any students who feel overwhelmed, or students who somehow feel that they don't belong at Harvard
Office: Barker 272