I was educated in the UK at the universities of Exeter and Cambridge, where I wrote my Ph.D on Shakespeare’s metrics.
I came to Monash in 1980 (for a two-year appointment!) and now teach poetry, Shakespeare and other Renaissance English literature in the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies.
My publications on metre include a theoretical monograph (Strange Music: The Metre of the English Heroic Line, ELS Monograph Series 74, Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria, 1998), and a series of articles on poets from Chaucer to Philip Larkin.
I have also published (with Dr Geoffrey Hiller) an edition of Samuel Daniel’s poetry and an annotated anthology of the seventeenth-century Theophrastan character.
I am currently working on the theory of verse-movement.
- PH D
- Institution: Cambridge University
- Year awarded: 1979
- ENGLISH HONOURS (CLASS 1)
- Institution: Exeter University
- Year awarded: 1975