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Specialization: 
17th-century British Poetry 

Education: 
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May, 1987
M.A., Indiana University, May, 1982
B.A., Greenville College, January, 1976

Publications:
Co-editor. Scandalous Truths: Essays by and about Susan Howatch (Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press, 2005).

“Howatch and the Academy.” In Johnson, Bruce and Charles A. Huttar, eds., Scandalous Truths: Essays by and about Susan Howatch (Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press, 2005). 1-6.

“One Story, One Voice, One Love: The Uses of Convention and Repetition in Howatch’s Fiction.” In Johnson, Bruce and Charles A. Huttar, eds., in Scandalous Truths: Essays by and about Susan Howatch (Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press, 2005). 8-32.

Review of Cristina Malcolmson’s Heart-Work: George Herbert and the Protestant Ethic. Christianity and Literature 50.4 (2001): 741-42.

“The Audience Shift in George Herbert’s Poetry.” Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 (1995) 35: 89-103.

“The Moral Landscape of ‘The Pardoner’s Tale.’” In Allen, David G. and Robert White, eds., Subjects on the World’s Stage: Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1995). 54-61

“’To Love the Strife’: George Herbert’s Struggle for His Poetry.” Renascence 46 (1994): 105-116.

"Theological Inconsistency and its Uses in George Herbert's Poetry. George Herbert Journal 15.2 (1992): 1-18.

Review of Janis Lull's The Poem in Time: Reading George Herbert's Revisions of 'The Church'Christianity and Literature 40 (1990): 81-82.

"Penitential Voices in Herbert's Poetry." George Herbert Journal, 8.2 (1985): 1-17.

Presentations:
“Real Life is Meeting: C.S. Lewis and Women,” C.S. Lewis: A 21st Century Legacy, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina, October, 2007.

“Round Peak Appalachian Banjo Style and the African/Plantation Style,” American Culture Association, Boston, April, 2007.

"Susan Howatch’s Narrative Method.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association. November, 2004.

“Toward An Ethics of Reading.” “The English Workshop” of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Seattle Pacific University, June 24-July 1, 2001. 

“The Word(s): Deconstruction, Literature, and Biblical Exegesis.” “The English Workshop” of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Seattle Pacific University, June 24-July 1, 2001. 

“George Herbert’s Unlawful Prayer.“ Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature. April, 2000. 

“The Fiction of Susan Howatch.” Special session chair. South Atlantic Modern Language Association. November, 1999.

“The Ecclesiology of Howatch’s Starbridge Novels.” Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature.  April, 1999.

“C.S. Lewis and the Canon.” C.S. Lewis Centenary Celebration. Montreat College. April, 1998

"Usurping Scripture: George Herbert and His Contemporaries." Modern Language Association. December, 1993.    

"The Moral Landscape of Chaucer's 'Pardoner's Tale.'" The Seventh Citadel Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Literature. February, 1991.

"John Donne and the Idea of the Holy Ghost as Arch-Poet," South Atlantic Modern Language Association. November, 1990.

"The Audience Shift in Herbert's Poetry," South Atlantic Modern Language Association. November, 1989.

"'To Love the Strife': George Herbert's Struggle for His Poetry," South Atlantic Modern Language Association. November, 1988.

"The Un-Reformed George Herbert: Anti-Calvinist Currents in Herbert's Poetry," The Sixth Citadel Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Literature, March, 1988.

“Herbert's Poetry and the Ricoeur Paradigm of Revelatory Experience." Colloquium Series of the Unit for Interpretive Criticism at the University of Illinois. September, 1984.

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