B.A., U. of Illinois (1972); A.M. (1973), Ph.D. (1977), Harvard University
Teaching and Research Interests:
Classical influences on English poetry; Restoration and 18th-Century English Literature; Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson’s Debates in Parliament, vols. 11-13 of The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson, ed. Thomas Kaminski and Benjamin Hoover, text edited by O M Brack, Jr., Yale University Press, 2012.
“Three Contexts for Reading Johnson’s Parliamentary Debates,” in Samuel Johnson: New Contexts for a New Century, forthcoming from the Huntington Library Press in 2013.
“The Nature of Johnson’s Toryism,” in The Politics of Samuel Johnson, ed. Howard Erskine-Hill and Jonathan Clark (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2012): 9-56.
Work in Progress:
A study of classical influences on English poetry from Edmund Waller through Samuel Johnson