Professor of English and Director, Honors in the Humanities Program. Stanford B.A., 1968; UC, Berkeley Ph.D., 1975.
Alterations of State: Sacred Kingship in the English ReFormation ( Columbia University Press, 2002); The Rites of Knighthood: Literature and Politics of Elizabethan Chivalry (University of California Press, 1989).
Shakespeare and Film
“Faith in Shakespeare” detailing the links between shifts in ideas of communion in Reformation theology, what Coleridge calls “poetic faith,” and the experience of performance in Shakespeare’s plays.