Research Fields: Modernism; drama; literary theory; world literature.
Education: B.A Konstanz University 1992, Ph.D. Harvard University, 1998
Publications: The Language of Thieves (2020, Norton), The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization (2017, Random House). Gen. ed., The Norton Anthology of World Literature; The Drama of Ideas (2010); co-ed., The Norton Anthology of Drama (2009); ed., Modern Drama: Critical Concepts (2008); Poetry of the Revolution (2006); co-ed., Against Theatre (2006); ed., Six Plays by Henrik Ibsen (2003); Stage Fright (2002).