British Arts & Literature

I have wide ranging interests in early modern British literature, including English transculturation in the Pacific; Jeremy Collier and the rhetoric of censorship; and indirection in the work of Samuel Johnson, Frances Burney, and Jane Austen. I also have interests in post-war British drama and modern lyric poetry, including Thomas Hardy and W. H. Auden.

Abyssinia’s Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author (Oxford University Press, May 2012)

Origin of the Name Rasselas.” Notes and Queries 56, no. 2 (June 2009): 253-255. but also Ethiopia?