- Ph.D., English, University of California , Riverside , 1987
- M.A., English, University of California , Riverside , 1982
- B.A., Communications Studies, University of California , Santa Barbara , 1977
- Leverhulme Trust Fellowship, Dundee University, Scotland, 1989-90
Academic Areas of Interest
- Cinema Studies
- Early Modern Culture
- Outlaw Studies and Criminology
Selected Publications and Presentations
- "'After Bale Cometh Boote': Narrative Symmetry in the Tale of Gamelyn ," Studia Neophilologica (1988).
- "'Both bodily deth and werldly shame': 'Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard' as Source for A Woman Killed With Kindness, " Comparative Drama (1989).
- "'Bypaths and Indirect Crooked Ways ': Mise en Scene in Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight. " Shakespeare Bulletin (2005).
- "'I wyll be thy true servaunte / And trewely serve thee': Guildhall Minstrelsy in the Gest of Robyn Hode ." TDR: The Drama Review (2005).
- "'Wyth the Shot Y Wyll / Alle thy Lustes to Full-fyl'" Archery as Symbol in the Early Ballads of Robin Hood," Neuphilologische Mitteilungen (1985).
- " Ludus and Landscape: The Medieval Village as Setting and Symbol in Three English Outlaw Ballads," Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual Meeting, Stanford University , 1986.
- "'Lythe and lystyn gentylmen, / And herken to your song': Audience Reception and the Gest of Robyn Hode, " International Association for Robin Hood Studies Conference, University of Nottingham , 1999.
- " Talkyng and Textuality: 'Robin Hood and the Monk' in Performance and Compilatio ," Guest lecture, Christ's College, Cambridge University , Michaelmas Term 1990.
- "The Stake Awaits You": Chastisement of the Viewer in Carl Th. Dreyer's La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc . International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University , Kalamazoo , MI , 2007.
- "'They droughen hem to halves / whan he gan to pleye': A Manor House Staging of the Tale of Gamelyn, " International Association for Robin Hood Studies Conference, University of York Centre for Medieval Studies, 2003.
- Review: Orson Welles volume II: Hello Americans, by Simon Callow. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 27 (2007): 284-6.
- Review: Playing the Fool : 35th Anniversary Edition , by Gentle Giant. Popular Music and Society 31 (2008): 395-6.
- Review: The King is Alive, dir. Kristian Levring. Shakespeare Bulletin 21 (2003): 81-83.
- Review: Whatever Happened to Orson Welles? , by Joseph McBride. Film Quarterly 61:3 (2008): 82-83.
- Editorial: “U.S. filmmakers silent on Dutch director’s death.” Charlotte Observer 30 March 2007: A10.
- Review: Despite the System: Orson Welles versus the Hollywood Studios, by Clinton Heylin. Creative Loafing. 21 Dec. 2005.
- “Greenwood Outlaw and Picaro: The Decay of the Three Estates in the Gest of Robyn Hode,” Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual Meeting, University of Arizona, 1988.
- “The Medieval Outlaw Tale and Picaresque Myth: An Introduction,” International Association for Robin Hood Studies Conference, University of Delaware, 2005.
- “A Talkyng of Robin Hood,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1998.
- Review: Dragonfly by Strawbs. Popular Music and Society . 31 (2008): 400-1.
- “From Old World Recusant to New World Outlaw: William Lamport and the Origins of Zorro .” 43 rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 2008.
- "'Be ye those theves / That men have told of to me?': Narrativity in Three Prose Lives of Robin Hood." International Association for Robin Hood Studies conference, University of Rochester, 2009.
- Materialism, Mimetics and Monophony: Novelistic Discourse in the Sloane Life of Robin Hood. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University 2013.
"It is our maner to leave but a little behind": Speech-Act and Real Time in Performance of the Sloane Life of Robin Hood. International Medieval Congress, Leeds (UK) 2013.
- Redyngs of Robyn Hood: Prelection and the Picaresque in the Sloane Ms. Life of the English Outlaw
- One Good Score: Peckinpah's Outlaws and the Reclamation of Narrative
Original Coursework: AMST 3090 Film Topics
- Orson Welles: A Life in Cinema
- Sam Peckinpah: Pioneer of Violence
- The Cold War and American Film
- Black Hawk Down and the New World Order
- Apocalypse Now : From Postcolonial Myth to Postmodern Nightmare
- Akira Kurosawa and American Popular Film
- Basketball in American Film
- Spielberg's Munich and the Rise of the Modern Terrorism Film
- Coppola's Godfather Trilogy as American Criminal Epic
- Zorro: The Legendary Outlaw in History and Popular Culture
- Mob Cinema of Martin Scorsese
- Drug Culture and American Cinema