Areas of Expertise
French and Italian Literature and Criticism of the Renaissance
The Theory and Practice of Translation
“Cultural Exchange and Translation in the European Renaissance: 1450-1550″. International Encyclopedia of Translation Studies. Eds Frank et al. [Forthcoming; New York and Berlin, Walter de Gruyter]
The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism; Volume III, The Renaissance. The Supreme Council on Culture, Cairo, Egypt [Arab-language edition in press]
“Quintilian and the Discourse of Time: From Practice to Transfiguration in Institutio Oratoria (X,vii)“. In Inspiration and Technique: Theories of Beauty and Art from Antiquity to Present. Eds. Roe and Stanco [Forthcoming; Cambridge University Press]
The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism; Volume III (The Renaissance to the late Seventeenth Century) (1999)
“Image and Introspective Imagination in Montaigne’s Essais,” in Collections of Criticism on Montaigne (1995).
“Du Bellay and the Emblematics of Regret.” In Writing the Renaissance: Essays on French Renaissance Literature Presented to Floyd Gray (1992).
“Literary Translation in the Continuum of Renaissance Thought: A Conceptual Overview.” In Die literarische Übersetzung: Stand und Perspektiven ihrer Erforschung (1988).
The Ideology and Language of Translation in Renaissance France and their Humanist Antecedents (1984).
Awards, Fellowships & Grants
Senior Fellowship, NEH, 1973-74
La Médaille de Melun, France, 1985
The Pennsylvania State University Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts and Humanities, 1986
Guggenheim Fellowship, Paris, France, 1986-87
Distinguished Ph.D. Recipient, Honored by Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, 1988
Assistant Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College, 1968-71
Professor of French, Pennsylvania State University, 1971-1988
Director, Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Williams College, 1990-92