Research Fields: Eighteenth Century and Restoration; Romanticism; Criticism and Critical Theory; Rhetoric.
Education: B.A. 1973, Ph.D. 1978 Harvard
Selected Works: The Prelude by William Wordsworth, newly edited from the manuscripts and fully illustrated in color. An edition of William Wordsworth’s autobiographical poem (1805), with Introduction, notes, and marginal glosses; illustrated by artwork contemporary with composition of the poem. Co-editor Michael D. Raymond (Boston: David R. Godine, and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). 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).