Research Fields: 18th, 19th, 20th-century English and French, German through early 20th century, Women’s studies, the novel, poetry; cultural and political as well as aesthetic questions.
Education: Ph.D. Princeton University, Comparative Literature (1979); B.A. Cornell University, German Literature.
Languages: English, French, German, some Spanish.
Current projects and publications: Motherland: Growing Up with the Holocaust ( The New Press, 2015; Halban, 2014)
Sex and Enlightenment: Women in Richardson and Diderot (Cambridge University Press), Articles on 18th-Century literature and culture