Curriculum Vitae          

8 June 2018

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E-mail:  winnjama@bu.edu

Mailing address:
4615 Green River Rd.
Brattleboro, VT

Ph.D., Yale University, 1974
Dissertation: “A Window in the Bosom:
The Letters of Alexander Pope”
Director: Maynard Mack
B. A., summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1968

Languages read:
Latin, Greek, German, French







William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University (2009–17); emeritus (2017– )
Director, Boston University Humanities Center (2008–2016)
Professor, Department of English, Boston University (1998–2017)
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, School of Music, College of Fine Arts, Boston University (2011–17)  
Chair, Department of English, Boston University (1998–2007)
Founding Director, University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities (1988–96)
Mary Fair Croushore Professor of Humanities, University of Michigan (1992–96)
Professor, University of Michigan School of Music (1992–98)
Professor, University of Michigan Dept. of English (1985–98)
Director of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan Dept. of English (1986–88)
Associated Faculty, University of Michigan Program in Comparative Literature (1986–98)
Associate Professor, University of Michigan Dept. of English (1983–85)
Writer, McLaughlin, Del Vecchio, & Casey Advertising, New Haven (1979–84)
Leader of Seminars on Writing and Literature, Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute 1978–80)
Associate Professor, Yale University Dept. of English (1980–83); Assistant Professor(1974–80)
Assistant to the Director of Admissions, Princeton University (1970–71)
Principal flutist, 50th Army Band (1968–70)
Instructor, Woodberry Forest School, Va. (1968)
Teaching Assistant, Philips Academy Andover (1967)


Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. A full-scale biography (320,000 words), with 52 illustrations and 28 musical examples, appearing both as scores and as audio clips.
Queen Anne. London: Historical Association, 2014 (Kindle only). A pamphlet for secondary school and college teachers.
The Poetry of War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Named by Choice to its list of Outstanding Academic Books, 2009.
The Pale of Words: Reflections on the Humanities and Performance. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. An expanded version of the James Murray Brown lectures, given at the University of Aberdeen in the autumn of 1996.
Critical Essays on John Dryden. New York: G. K. Hall & Co., 1997. An edited collection of eleven recent essays by various scholars, with a new introduction.
When Beauty Fires the Blood”: Love and the Arts in the Age of Dryden. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992.
John Dryden and his World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987; paperback reprint, 1988. Awarded British Humanities Council Prize for best book in British Studies, 1988; winner of Yale University Press Governors’ Award; named by Choice to its list of Outstanding Academic Books, 1988; nominated for Pulitzer Prize in biography, Christian Gauss Award, James Russell Lowell Prize.
Unsuspected Eloquence: A History of the Relations between Poetry and Music. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981; paperback reprint, 1984.
Chapter Six, “The Condition of Music,” reprinted in Twentieth Century Literature Criticism, ed. Jennifer Gariepy. Detroit: Gale Research, 1996.
Pope: Recent Essays by Several Hands, edited with Maynard Mack. Hamden: Archon, 1980.
A Window in the Bosom: The Letters of Alexander Pope. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1977.

“ ‘More Sensual Delights’: Visual Pleasure and Musical Anxiety in Joseph Addison’s Aesthetics.” Forthcoming in a collection of critical essays on Addison, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2019.
“Dispensing with Power: A Response to Three Papers on Historical Criticism.” Eighteenth-Century Life. 41 (2017): 89–95.
“ ‘Like her Britannia’s Self’: Mythology and Politics in the Life of Queen Anne.” Swift Studies 30 (2015): 31–70.
“War Poetry,” in Twentieth-Century War and Conflict: A Concise Encyclopedia, ed. Gordon Martel (West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), 256–259.
“Praise the Patroness of Arts,” in Queen Anne and the Arts, ed. Cedric W. Reverand II (New York: Bucknell University Press, 2014), 7–39. A dedicated website provides recordings of musical examples illustrating my essay and two others, all of which I produced.
“The Queen whose Soul was Harmony,” article with audio excerpts. Oxford University Press Blog.
“This Woman Joined Scotland and England. Should Her Work Be Undone?,” History News Network, August 1714. http://hnn.us/article/156479
“Kings and Queens in Profile: Queen Anne.” History Extra: Official Website of the BBC History Magazine, July 2014. http://www.historyextra.com/feature/kings-queens/kings-and-queens-profile-queen-anne
“Creativity on Several Occasions.” In Concepts of Creativity in Seventeenth-Century England. Ed.  Rebecca Herrisone and Alan Howard. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press, 2013: 35–62.
“The Performance Created by a Comma: A Cautionary Tale.” Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research 27 (2012) [recte 2013]: 5–12.
“War Poetry.” The Encyclopedia of War, ed. Gordon Martel (West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).
“ ‘Confronting Art with Art with Art’: The Dryden-Purcell Collaboration in King Arthur.” Restoration 34 (2010): 33–53. Accompanied by a compact disc recording of musical examples illustrating my essay and several others, which I produced.
“A Conversation with James Winn.” Quiddity 2:1 (2009): 19–29. Transcript of a radio interview with Joanna Beth Tweedy, discussing The Poetry of War.
“John Dryden, Court Theatricals, and the ‘Epilogue to the faithfull Shepheardess.’ ” Restoration 32 (2008): 45–54.
“Dryden and Dorset in 1692: A New Record.” Philological Quarterly 85 (2006) [recte 2008]: 391–397.
“Style and Politics in the Philips-Handel Ode for Queen Anne’s Birthday, 1713.” Music and Letters 89 (2008): 547–561.
“Five Best.” The Wall Street Journal, 24 May 2008.
“A Waste of Shame.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 54 (April 11, 2008): B16.
“ ‘A Versifying Maid of Honour’: Anne Finch and the Libretto for Venus and Adonis.” Review of English Studies n. s. 59 (2008): 67–85.
“ ‘Thy wars brought nothing about’: Dryden’s Critique of Military Heroism.” The Seventeenth Century 21(2006): 364–382.
“Dryden’s Songs.” in Enchanted Ground:  Reimagining John Dryden. Ed. Jayne Lewis and Maximillian E. Novak. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004, pp. 291–313. Accompanied by a compact disc recording of four songs by Dryden, performed by graduate students from the Boston University College of Fine Arts, which I produced.
“Maynard Mack” (obituary), in The Scriblerian 34 (2001): 113–114.
“Past and Present in Dryden’s Fables.” Huntington Library Quarterly 63 (2001): 157–174.
“Dissonance: 1613–1798.” In Eighteenth-Century Contexts: Historical Inquiries in Honor of Phillip Harth. Ed. Howard Weinbrot and Peter Schakel. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2001): 3–25.
“ ‘According to my Genius’: Dryden’s Translation of ‘The First Book of Homer’s Ilias.’ ”In Tercentenary Essays on John Dryden. Ed. Paul Hammond and David Hopkins. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000): 264–281.
“Imitation and Authorship in Poems on Affairs of State.” 16501850 4 (1998): 327–43.
“Theatrical Culture II: Theatre and Music, 1656–1728.” In The Cambridge Companion to Restoration English Literature, ed. Steven Zwicker (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).
“Heroic Song: A Proposal for a Revised History of English Theatre and Opera, 1656–1711.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 30 (1997): 113–137.
Contributions to “The Round Table on Integrative Inquiry.” Lenox Avenue: A Journal of Interartistic Inquiry 1 (1995): 14–16, 39–40.
“Dryden and his Operas.” Programme notes for King Arthur. London: Covent Garden, May, 1995.
“A Man of Good Parts and Learning.” Programme notes for King Arthur. London: Covent Garden, May, 1995.
“John Dryden, musicien du langage.” Programme notes for King Arthur. Paris: Les Arts Florissants, Châtelet Theatre Musical, February-March 1995.
“Rhetoric of Evidence among Cognitive Scientists and Critics.” Stanford Humanities Review 4 (1994): 39–42. Co-authored with Fred L. Bookstein.
“ ‘More Gentle than our Native Innocence’: The Indian Queen and the Myth of the Primitive.” Programme notes for The Indian Queen. Glascow International Early Music Festival, August 1994.
“The Intellectual Economy of Interdisciplinary Scholarship.” Co-authored with Fred L. Bookstein. Institute for the Humanities Occasional Paper no. 1 (1994).
“An Old Historian Looks at the New Historicism.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 24 (1993): 859–870.
“ ‘Dryden’s Epistle before Creech’s Lucretius’: A Study in Restoration Ghostwriting.” Philological Quarterly 71 (1992): 47–68.
“The Laureateship.” In The Age of William III & Mary II: Power, Politics, and Patronage 1688–170. Ed. Robert Maccubbin and Martha Hamilton-Phillips. Williamsburg: College of William and Mary, 1989, pp. 319–325.
“ ‘Complying with the Times’: Dryden’s Satires of Juvenal and Persius (1693).” Eighteenth-Century Life 12, n.s. (1988): 76–87.
“Writing in the Margins of Mack: Continuing Problems in the Biography of Pope.” The Scriblerian 21 (1988): 4–8.
“Dryden” in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 80, ed. Paula Backscheider (Detroit: Gale Research, 1989), pp. 52–80.
“Music and Poetry.” In The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms. Ed. Alex Preminger. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987; also appears in Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, rev. ed. 1988, rev. ed. 2012.
“Dryden and Anne Reeves: Some Facts and Questions.” Restoration 10 (1986): 1–13.
“Some Doubts about Deconstruction.” The Scriblerian 17 (1985): 117–21.
“Interpretive Extremes: The Old Instrument Players and Recent Literary Criticism.” University of Hartford Studies in Literature 16 (1984): 36–46.
“The Promise of Dryden’s Elegy for Hastings.” Modern Language Review 79 (1984): 21–31.
Reprinted (without my permission) in John Dryden. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1987.
“Bach at 300: Words, Notes, and Numbers.” New York Times Book Review (24 March 1985): 1, 30–31.
Reprinted in program notes for the Bach Aria Group Summer Festival, SUNY Stony Brook, 1985.
“The Beatles as Artists: A Meditation for December 9th.” Michigan Quarterly Review 23 (1984): 1–20.
Reprinted in The Essayist. Ed. Sheridan Baker. New York: Harper & Row, 1985, pp. 489–512.
Reprinted in Seasonal Performances, Ed. Laurence Goldstein. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1991, pp. 93–110.
Reprinted in Twentieth Century Literature Criticism. Ed. Jennifer Gariepy. Detroit: Gale Research, 1996.
“John Dryden’s Pickering Ancestors.” Notes and Queries 227 (1982): 506–10.
“On Pope, Printers, and Publishers.” Eighteenth-Century Life 6 (1981): 93–102.
“Pope Plays the Rake: His Letters to Ladies and the Making of the Eloisa.” In The Art of Alexander Pope. Ed. Anne Smith and Howard Erskine-Hill. Edinburgh: Vision Press, 1979, 89–117.
“Milton on Heroic Warfare.” Yale Review 66 (1976): 70–86.
“Faulkner’s Revisions: A Stylist at Work.” American Literature 41 (1969): 231–50.


Lisa Zunshine and Jayne Lewis, eds. Approaches to Teaching John Dryden. (New York: Modern Language Association, 2013). Restoration and 18th Century Theatre Research 30:1/2 (2015): 147–152.
Mary A. Favret, War at a Distance: Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010). Modern Philology 111 (2013): E251–E254.
Marshall Brown, The Tooth that Nibbles at the Soul: Essays on Music and Poetry (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2010). Eighteenth-Century Life 36 (2012): 81–86.
Kathryn Lowerre, Music and Musicians on the London Stage, 1695–1705. (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2009). Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research 25 (2010).
Steven N. Zwicker, “Dryden and the poetic career,” in The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660–1780, ed. John Richetti (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 132–159. The Scriblerian 39 (2007): 138–140.
Elisabeth Le Guin, Boccherini’s Body: An Essay in Carnal Musicology (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006). Studies in Romanticism 45 (2006): 643–49.
Robin Sowerby, The Augustan Art of Poetry: Augustan Translation of the Classics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006). Translation and Literature 16 (2007): 98–104.
John Dryden (1631–1700): His Politics, His Plays, and His Poets, edited by Claude Rawson and Aaron Santesso (Newark: University of Delaware Press; London: Associate University Presses, 2004). 1650–1850 13 (2006): 324-328.
Michael Werth Gelber, The Just and the Lively. The Literary Criticism of John Dryden, International Journal of the Classical Tradition 7 (2002): 630-634.
David Norbrook, Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics, 1627–1660. Essays in Criticism 50 (2000): 354–362.
Paul Hammond, Dryden and the Traces of Classical Rome. Review of English Studies 51(2000): 478–480.
Nicholas Murray, World Enough and Time: The Life of Andrew Marvell. New York Times Book Review, 9 July 2000.
Diane Kelsey McColley, Poetry and music in seventeenth-century England. Notes 55 (1999): 904–06.
John Brewer, The Pleasures of the Imagination. William and Mary Quarterly 55 (1998): 611-613.
Harold Weber, Paper Bullets: Print and Kingship under Charles II. The Scriblerian 30 (1998): 69-70.
Helen Deutsch, Resemblance and Disgrace: Alexander Pope and the Deformation of Culture. Modern Philology 96 (1998): 256-259.
Paula Backscheider, Spectacular Politics. Albion 27 (1995): 123–24.
Erik Ryding, In Harmony Framed: Musical Humanism, Thomas Campion, and the Two Daniels. Notes 51 (1995): 1311–12.
Alan Roper and Vinton Dearing, eds., The California Edition of the Works of John Dryden, vol. XIV. The Scriblerian 27 (1994): 54–55.
Pat Rogers, Essays on Pope. London Review of Books 15:24 (1993): 13–14.
Steven Paul Scher, ed., Music and Text: Critical Inquiries. Notes 50 (1993): 606–08.
Leo Damrosch, ed., The Profession of Eighteenth-Century Literature: Reflections on an Institution. The Scriblerian 26 (1993): 61–63.
David Bywaters, Dryden in Revolutionary England. Criticism 34 (1992): 613–16
William Frost, John Dryden: Dramatist, Satirist, Translator. The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography n.s. 14 (1995): 309–10.
Leo Damrosch, The Imaginative World of Alexander Pope. The Age of Samuel Johnson 4 (1991): 430–438.
Howard Clarke, ed., Vergil’s Aeneid and Fourth (“Messianic”) Eclogue in the Dryden Translation, Vergilius 35 (1989): 144–46.
Curtis Price, Henry Purcell and the London Stage. ECCB n. s. 10: 688–89.
A. D. Nuttall, Pope’s Essay on Man. ECCB 10: 679–81.
John Neubauer, The Emancipation of Music from Language. Modern Philology 86 (1989): 433–45.
Rebecca Ferguson, The Unbalanced Mind: Pope and the Rule of Passion. JEGP 87 (1988): 102–04.
David Hopkins, John Dryden. Eighteenth Century Studies 21 (1987): 273–77.
Steven N. Zwicker, Politics and Language in Dryden’s Poetry. MQR 24 (1985): 665–69.
Mark W. Booth, The Experience of Songs. YES 15 (1985): 409–11.
Wallace Jackson, Vision and Re-Vision in Alexander Pope. The Scriblerian 16 (1984): 158–60.
Robert D. Hume, The Rakish Stage: Studies in English Drama, 1660–1800. Theatre Journal 36 (1984): 132–33.
Wendy Steiner, ed., The Sign in Music and Literature. Modern Language Review 78 (1983): 644–46.
B. H. Fairchild, Such Holy Song: Music as Idea, Form, and Image in the Poetry of William Blake. Blake, an Illustrated Quarterly 15 (1981): 94–96.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Essays and Poems and Simplicity, A Comedy, ed. Robert Halsband and Isobel Grundy. Yearbook of English Studies 10 (1980): 283–84.

François Couperin (“le Grand”), 8th and 9th Concerts Royaux, with Charles Rudig, harpsichord. Musical Heritage Society, MHS 4410.
Mark Zuckerman, Paraphrases for flute alone (1971). Composers Recordings, Inc., American Contemporary Series, SD 342. Reissued on CD (2010): NWCRL342.

Two videos produced by faculti.net
On Queen Anne: https://faculti.net/video?v=714
On Jane Austen: https://faculti.net/video?v=764
Interview with “Talking History,” radio program in Ireland, aired in November 2014.
Interview with Fiona Powell, WVIA radio, Williamsport, PA, on Queen Anne and music, aired in August 2014.
Three video segments produced by Hannah Paget for Oxford University Press. August 2014.
Podcast of talk given at the National Archives, Kew, July, 2014:
Interviewed for BBC Special Program on Dryden and Purcell. September, 2009.
Interviewed by Joanna Beth Tweedy for Illinois Public Radio, discussing The Poetry of War. June, 2008.

Public Lectures and Conference Papers:
“ ‘Polite Imagination’: Joseph Addison on the Sister Arts.” Lectures in Criticism, Boston University, February 2016.
Pre-Concert Lectures on Henry Purcell and Theatre History. Henry Purcell Society of Boston, Brookline and Rockport, MA, November 2015.
“The Arts and Humanities as a Chamber Ensemble.” National Conference of Arts Administrators, Boston University, September 2015.
Pre-Concert Lecture on T.S. Eliot and Stravinsky. Arneis Quartet Music and Poetry Series, Boston University, April 2015.
“Dispensing with Power: A Response to Three Papers on Historical Criticism.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA. April, 2015.
Remarks on John Dryden. Union Club, New York, February, 2015.
“  ‘Like Her Britannia’s Self’ : Myth and Ideology in the Life  of Queen Anne.” Keynote address at “Queen Anne is Dead” Conference, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK, August, 2014.
“  ‘Praise the Patroness of Arts,’ ” Blackwell’s Books, Oxford, UK, July, 2014.
“ ‘Things as are all Forms, & Ceremonys’: Ritual and Authority in the Life of Queen Anne.” National Archives, Kew, UK, Lecture series on Diplomacy. July, 2014.
“ ‘Our Mother-Isle a Female Shape Presents’: Myth and Ideology in the Life of Queen Anne.” Conference on Female Monarchs, Boston University, April, 2014.
“Intimations of Jubliation: Christopher Smart’s Early Religious Poetry.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Williamsburg, Virginia, April, 2014.
“ ‘Ev’ry ENGLISH Heart’s entirely yours’: Patronage and Politics in the Life of Queen Anne.” Slightly different versions delivered in three venues: Nottingham University, UK, March, 2013; British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Oxford, January 2013; Conference on “Ruling Queens,” Boston University, April, 2012.
“ ‘Praise the Patroness of Arts,’ ” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, San Antonio, Texas, March, 2012.
Panel Discussion on Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Boston Early Music Festival, Boston, June, 2011.
“The Humanities Institute as the Play within the Play,” Humanities Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, April, 2011.
“Five Poems on War,” Keynote Address at the annual Poetry Symposium, Virginia Military Institute, March, 2011.
“The Sirens’ Song.” Claflin Society Luncheon, Boston, April, 2009.
“ ‘Confronting Art with Art with Art’: The Dryden-Purcell Collaboration in King Arthur.” Conference on King Arthur. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; April, 2009.
“Creativity on Several Occasions,” Keynote address, conference on Concepts of Creativity in Seventeenth-Century England, University of Manchester, UK, September, 2008.
Book launch for The Poetry of War. Barnes & Noble, Boston, March, 2008.
“The Politics of Style: The Philips-Handel Ode for Queen Anne’s Birthday, 1613,” ASECS national conference, Atlanta, March, 2007.
“War, Poetry, and the Cause of Liberty,” University of Wyoming, September, 2006; University of Texas, Austin, November, 2005.
“ ‘Thy wars brought nothing about’: Dryden’s Critique of Military Heroism,” Conference on “Dryden in the 1690s,” The British Academy, London, October, 2005.
“Dryden’s Songs.” Conference on “The New Dryden and the Arts of the Restoration,” Clark Library, Los Angeles, California, December, 2000.
“Purcell the Poet.” Conference on Baroque Music and Text. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, July, 2000.
“Past and Present in Dryden’s Fables.” International Dryden Conference, Bristol, England, July, 2000.
“Who (or What) is a Leading Scholar?” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March, 1999.
“Dissonance.” Plenary Address, South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Shreveport, Louisiana, March, 1999; Harvard University, February, 1999; Boston University Lectures in Criticism, October, 1999.
“The Sirens’ Song.” Boston University, January, 1998; Auburn University, January, 1998.
“Homer at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century: Dryden’s Translation of Iliad I (1700).” Euroclassica Conference on “Homer and European Literature,” Chios, Greece, August, 1997.
“Dr. Johnson Reads Mr. Dryden.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Nashville, Tennessee, April, 1997.
The Humanities as Performance, the inaugural James Murray Brown Lectures at the University of Aberdeen in October and November 1996, including the following four titles:
“The Sirens’ Song: Music as Seduction and Danger”                                                                                         
“ ‘Vain Shows’: Images and the Imagination”                                                                                                      
“The Theorist as Performer”                                                                                                                                    
“Performance and Promises”
“Heroic Song.” Biennial Conference of the International Association of University Professors of English, Copenhagen, Denmark (August 1995).
“Sphere-born Harmonious Sisters, Voice and Verse.” Keynote address, Birke Symposium on the Arts. John Marshall University, Huntington West Virginia (April 1995).
“Epistles in Prose and Verse.” Lake Forest College (March 1995).
“Five Great Teachers.” Phi Beta Kappa Induction, University of Michigan (March 1995).
“Language and the Humanities.” University of Michigan Pilot Program (September 1993, September 1994).
“The Intellectual Economy of Interdisciplinary Scholarship.” Harvard University (November 1992), Columbia University (March 1993), University of Michigan (in an expanded version, delivered in dialogue with Fred Bookstein, April, 1993).
“ ‘Gentle Play and Lazy Pleasure’: Music as Seduction in the Age of Dryden.” Newberry Library, Chicago (November 1991); Harvard University (November 1992).
“Nature’s Mother-Wit, and Arts Unknown Before.” Princeton University Department of English; Princeton, October, 1991.
“ ‘That Language their Converse Refines’: Dryden and his Patronesses.” ASECS Annual Convention, Pittsburgh; April, 1991.
“Expressing the Text: Three Versions of Baroque Imitation.” Bach Aria Group Summer Festival, SUNY Stony Brook; June, 1989.
“ ‘Mimic Fancy’: The State of Innocence and the Role of Gender in Dryden’s Aesthetics.” Vanderbilt University, February 1989; Aston Magna Outreach Program, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa.; October, 1989.
“Interpretation as Performance: Promoting Dialogue between Scholars and Artists.” Humanities Research Institute, University of California at Irvine; April, 1988.
“Translation as Autobiography: Dryden’s Satires of Juvenal and Persius (1693).” ASECS National Convention, Knoxville, Tenn.; April, 1988.
“ ‘Noises, Sounds, and Sweet Airs’: Music as Magic in Shakespeare’s Tempest.” Central Missouri State University; Warrensburg, Mo.; November, 1987.
“Music and Poetry: Some Recent Developments in Scholarship”                                                                        
“The Politics of Pedagogy”                                                                                                                                             
—both at NEH Summer Institute on Medieval Lyric, Mt. Holyoke College; July, 1987.
“Varieties of Dramatic Poesie”                                                                                                                                       
“ ‘Something at least Like an Opera’: Dryden’s King Arthur and its Background”                                            
“ ‘Sisters, though not Twins’: Dryden’s Poems on Painting and Music”                                                             
—all at Aston Magna Institute on Restoration England, Rutgers University; June, 1987.
“Dryden’s Miltonic Opera,” Johnson Society of the Central Region, Michigan State University; May, 1987.
Response to papers on abstraction in music and poetry, International Conference on the Abstract, Ann Arbor; February, 1987.
“Casting the Nets: Writing the Life of John Dryden.” University of Michigan Research Club, Ann Arbor; October, 1986; University Seminar Program, Ann Arbor; April, 1987; Ann Arbor Public Library “Booked for Lunch” Program; April, 1988; 92nd Street Y. Poetry Center “Biographers and Brunch” Series; November, 1990.
“The Beatles as Artists.” Honors College, University of Miami; Miami, Fla.; Feb. 1985.
“Interpretive Extremes: The Old Instrument Players and Recent Literary Criticism.” Michigan Society of Fellows; Nov. 1984; University of Rochester; January, 1986.
“The Intuitive Accuracy of Johnson’s Life of Dryden.” Midwest American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Champaign-Urbana, Ill.; Oct. 1984.
“Imitations: Music and Poetry in the Eighteenth Century.” School of Music, University of Michigan; April 1984.
“New Light on Dryden’s Early Career.” University of Michigan; Ann Arbor; Dec. 1982; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Feb. 1983; American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; New York; April 1983; University of South Carolina; Columbia, S.C.; Nov. 1983.
“Historical Detail in Two Early Poems of Dryden.” Westminster School; London; March 1982.
“The Argument of Unsuspected Eloquence.” Trumbull College, Yale University; January, 1981; School of Music, University of South Carolina; Columbia, S. C.; Nov. 1983.
“The Charms of the Harlot Form: English Literary Attitudes toward Opera.” Yale British Art Center; New Haven, Ct.; Dec., 1980; Cornell University; Ithaca, N. Y.; March 1981.
“On Pope, Printers, and Publishers.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; San Francisco, Cal.; April 1980.
“Eighteenth-Century London: The New Rome or the Empire of Dulness.” Six Cities through the Writer’s Eye, Hartford College for Women Lecture Series; Hartford, Ct.; April 1978.
“ ‘Not Altogether Fool’: Some Literary Perspectives on Madness.” NEH Training Seminars on Mental Illness; New London, Ct.; March 1977.
“Oedipus and the Terror of Knowledge.” Association of Yale Alumni Back to Yale Program; New Haven, Ct.; Oct. 1976.
“Pope Plays the Rake.” Midwest American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; Bloomington, Indiana; Oct. 1975.

Courses Taught:
Introduction to poetic form; the age of Pope and Swift; the age of Dryden (various undergraduate and graduate versions); Restoration drama; Politics and Culture in Britain, 1660–1759 (cross-listed by English and History departments); Introduction to literary analysis; survey of British literature, 1300–1700; European epic tradition; European dramatic tradition; Faulkner; comedy from Aristophanes to Stoppard; Baroque and Enlightenment (team-taught with faculty from History, Art, Music); Honors Survey (1350–1830); Great English and American books (1660–1860); Music and Poetry (cross listed in Comparative Literature, English, and Music); Literature and the Other Arts; dissertation-writing in the humanities.

Administrative and Professional Activities:
Service to the Profession and the Community:
Nominating Committee: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2014–15
Consultant: University of Tennessee, planning for a new humanities center: January 2011
Tenure and Promotion reviews for Harvard University, Cambridge University, University College, London, Penn State University, University of Wisconsin-Duluth (2005–14)
Advisory Reader: American Council of Learned Societies, Princeton University Press, Yale University Press, University of California Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, University of Delaware Press, University of Michigan Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, Schirmer Books, E. J. Brill, Philological Quarterly, Eighteenth-Century Life, Modern Language Quarterly, Restoration, Modern Philology, etc.
Editorial Board, Eighteenth-Century Life (2005–  )
Selection Committee, NEH Summer Seminar, Boston Athenaeum (2004)
Fellowship Selection Committee, Erasmus Institute, University of Notre Dame (2004)
Board of Directors, Lake Placid (NY) Institute for the Arts and Humanities (1997–2006); President (1998–99); Chair (1999–2006)
Committee Member, Graduate Record Examination in Literature in English (1996–2001); Chair (2001–2003)
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Development Committee (1996–98)
Rockefeller Fellowship Selection Committee, Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, Chicago (1995–96)
Advisor, Graduate Record Examination in Literature in English (1994)
Fellow, Salzburg Seminar on Economics and the Arts (1993)
Michigan Council for the Humanities (1991–1995); Chair of Development Committee (1993–94)
President, Samuel Johnson Society of the Central Region (1991–92)
President, Midwest American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (1986–87)
Executive Committee on Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Literature, Modern
Language Association (1988–93); Chair (1991–92)
Faculty, Aston Magna Institute (1987)
Editorial Board, Eighteenth-Century Studies (1985–89)
Editorial Board, University of Hartford Studies in Literature (1985–88)
Administrator, International Bach Society, (1972–73)
Assistant to the Director of Admissions, Princeton University (1970–71)

Boston University (1998–2017):
Provost’s Arts Council (2013–16)
Search Committee, Metcalfe Chair in Romantic Poetry (2015–16)
Chairman, Search Committee, Maria Stata Chair in Ancient Greek studies (2011–12)
Member, Search Committees in Ethnomusicology (2010–11; 2011–12)
Director, Boston University Center for the Humanities (2008–2016)
Chairman, Department of English (1998–2007)
Provost’s Committee to Review Allegations concerning the Dean of Communications (2006)
Advisory Board, CAS Writing Program (2002–2004)
Senior Fellow, Humanities Foundation (1998–2000)

University of Michigan (1983–1998):

University level:
Director, Institute for the Humanities (1988–96)
President’s Advisory Committee on the Policy on Discrimination and Discriminatory
Harassment (1990);                                                                                                                                                
President’s Task Force on University Events (1989–90)
Faculty Drafting Committee for Policy on Discrimination and Discriminatory
Harassment (1988–89)
Elected representative of College of Literature, Science and the Arts to the Senate
Assembly (1986–89)
Rackham Graduate School:
Review Panel for Research Partnership Grants in the Humanities (1989, 1990)
Nominating Committee for Rackham Executive Board (1989)
Dissertation Grant committee (1985)
Predoctoral Grant committee (1984)
English Dept.:
Executive Committee (1997–98, 1986–88, 1994–95)
Eighteenth-Century Search Committee, Chair (1997–98, 1995–96)
various tenure and promotion committees (1984–98)
Committee on First and Second-Year Studies (1995)
Graduate Admissions Committee (1984–94)
Committee on the Evaluation of Teaching, Chair (1989–90)
Curriculum Committee (1986–88)
Director of Graduate Studies (1986–88)
Eighteenth Century Search Committee (1988–89)
Early Period Search Committee (1984–85)
Renaissance Search Committee (1983–84)
Salary Committee (1984–85, 1986–88, 1995)
Honors Committee (1984–85, 1986–88)
Graduate Committee (1983–85, 1986–88)
Committee on Scholarly and Creative Activities (1983–84)

Yale University (1974–1983):
University and College level:
Board of Governors, Special Programs in the Humanities (1979–80, 1982–83)
Chairman, Subcommittee on History, Arts, and Letters (1980)
Advisory Board, Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute (1980–81)
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Directed Studies Program (1979–80)
Director of Undergraduate Studies, British Studies Major (1977–78, 1982–83)
Yale College Course of Study Committee (1975–77)
English Department:
Departmental Representative, Trumbull College (1975–78, 1979–81)
Freshman Prize Committee (1974–76 chair, 1975–76)
Curriculum Committee (1976–77)

Guggenheim Fellowship (2013)
NEH Fellowship (2012–13)
William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professorship, Boston University (2009)
Senior Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (2008)
Boston University Humanities Foundation Senior Faculty Fellowship (declined in order to accept ACLS)
Michigan Humanities Award (semester of research leave; 1996)
University of Michigan Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award (1995)
International Association of University Professors of English (1994)
University of Michigan Faculty Recognition Award (1988)
Yale University PressGovernor’s Award (for John Dryden and his World; 1988)
British Humanities Council Prize (for John Dryden and his World; 1988)
NEH Fellowship; Category A (1985–86)
Honor Roll of Outstanding Teachers, Advice Magazine (1985, etc.)
Rackham Summer Grant, University of Michigan (1984)
Yale Senior Faculty Fellowship (1981–82)
NEH Fellowship; Category A (1981–82)
Top Ten Teachers, Yale Course Critique
Morse Fellowship (year’s paid leave for research for Yale junior faculty; 1978–79)
Mellon Fellowship, Aspen Institute (1977)
C. B. Tinker Fellowship, Yale Graduate School (1972–74)
Fulbright Scholarship for England (1968–69; declined because drafted)
Phi Beta Kappa (1968)
Charles Kennedy Senior Thesis Prize, Princeton (1968)
Freshman English Prize, Princeton (1965)
National Merit Scholarship (1964–68)