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Early Modern British literature, especially Sidney, Spenser, and the dramatic literature of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; feminist and cultural materialist theory and history
Criticism at both undergraduate and Masters levels; Undergraduate Earlier Shakespeare, later Shakespeare, Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama, Renaissance literature, Shakespeare and Film; Graduate Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Elizabethan-Jacobean Drama, Teaching Shakespeare
- Literary Transvaluation: From Vergilian Epic to Shakespearean Tragicomedy.Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1984; reprint, chapter on “The Dido Episode,” ed. Harold Bloom, New York and Philadelphia, Chelsea House (1987) 189-212.
- “Mixed Gender, Mixed Genre in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Harvard English Studies, 14 (1986) 189-212; reprinted in Rosalind, ed. Harold Bloom, New York and Philadelphia, Chelsea House (1992) 151-66 and Gale Research Press (1998).
- “Dido,” The Spenser Encyclopedia, ed. A.C. Hamilton, et. al. Toronto and Buffalo, University of Toronto Press and London: Routledge (1990), 218-19.
- “’The Chiefe Knot of All the Discourse: The Maternal Subtext Tying Sidney’s’s Arcadia to Shakespeare’sKing Lear, Gloriana’s Face: Women, Public and Private, in the English Renaissance, ed. Susan Cerasano and Marion Wynne-Davies, London, Havester-Wheatsheaf Press (1992) 105-28.
- “The Birth of Tragedy: Tragic Action in Julius Caesar,” English Literary Renaissance 24 (1994) 449-70.
Two book-length studies on:
- The Gynecology of the Text: The Revisions of Sidneys Arcadia and some of Their Progeny;
- A book-length study comparing the socio-symbolic conditions of production of Shakespearean drama, c. 1580-1620.