Bayerisches Staatsexamen für das Lehramt an Gymnasien in English and History (Otto-Friedrich University, Bamberg), M.St. English (St Anne’s College, Oxford), Ph.D. English (Trinity College, Cambridge)
Christopher Tower Junior Research Fellow in Greek Mythology
Early modern English Literature, myth in Renaissance Literature, practical criticism, German.
Francis Bacon, the reception of myth in early modern England, the theory of myth from antiquity until today, Italian-English literary interrelationships, early modern intellectual culture, international publication in early modern Europe, Ariosto, Spenser, early modern history of religion and its role in religious controversies.
‘Abraham Fraunce’s Use of Giovanni Andrea dell’Anguillara’s Metamorfosi’, Translation and Literature, 22:1 (forthcoming March 2013).
‘“A little work of mine that hath begun to pass the world”: bibliographical aspects of Francis Bacon’s De sapientia veterum and its Italian translation’, Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 14:3 (2012), pp. 203-218.
‘Light from Darkness: the Relationship between Francis Bacon’s Prima Philosophia and his concept of the Greek Fable’, The Seventeenth Century, 26:2 (2011), pp. 203-220.
‘Facts are King: Die mythogologische Differenz im (post-)kolonialen Kontext’, in: Die mythologische Differenz: Studien zur Mythostheorie, ed. by Stefan Matuschek and Christoph Jamme (Heidelberg: Winter, 2009), pp. 185-205.
Horses, horses, horses, dogs, hiking, poetry, murder mysteries, travelling (especially to Italy!)
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