Clinical Associate (post seminar) in Psychoanalytic Training, New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles.

2012 M.A. in Psychology, toward the M.F.T. license, Antioch University, Los Angeles.

1995 Ph.D. English & American Literature, Brandeis University. Advisors: Allen Grossman, John Burt, William Flesch.


The Construction of the Transcendental Term in Hart Crane and Dylan Thomas, with chapters on John Keats and Walt Whitman. Brandeis University, December 1994. Dissertation Committee: John Burt, William Flesch, Allen Grossman, Langdon Hammer (Yale University).

Scholarly Books

How To Write About Homer (Chelsea House, 2010).

Sophocles’ Three Theban Plays, a new translation with notes and commentary (Wordsworth Editions, 2004).

Plato’s Symposium: Eros and The Human Predicament. Macmillan (Twayne’s Masterwork Studies, 1999).

Scholarly Essays, Book Chapters and Articles

“Bergman’s Wild Strawberries: the Failure of Sublimation and the Fate of Pain,”American Imago, Volume 73, Number 2, Summer 2016.

“Guilt, Evil, and the Supernatural in MacbethHamlet, and Doctor Faustus,” in Evil Across Disciplinary Boundaries, forthcoming 2016.

“Technology, Labor, and the Sacred: the Cultural Context of Robert Frost,” in Critical Insights: Essays on Robert Frost, edited by Morris Dickstein (EBSCO, 2009).

“Tragedy, Hamlet, and Luther,” Forschungen zur Frühen Neuzeit, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, 2002. CLICK HERE FOR FULL TEXT

“Scarcity and Compensation in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick,” The Massachusetts Review, Vol. XXXX, No. 1. Spring 1999. CLICK HERE FOR FULL TEXT

“Limitations of Textuality in Thomas More’s Confutation of Tyndale’s Answer,” The Sixteenth Century Journal. January 1996.  FULL TEXT

“Scarcity and Poetic Vocation in Two Sonnets of John Keats,” English Literary History(E.L.H. Vol. 61.1), Johns Hopkins University Press, Spring 1994. FULL TEXT

“Two Tropes of the Opening Sections of Walt Whitman’s ‘Song of Myself’,” The Cloverdale Review, 1992-1993.

Papers Presented at Conferences and Public Lectures

“Supernature and the Guilty Imagination: MacbethHamletDoctor Faustus,” for “Shakespeare Connects” Conference, Grand Valley State University, MI, October, 2009.

“Sophocles As Educator,” New York Council for the Humanities, New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch, November 1, 2004

“Elegies of Two World Wars: Wilfred Owen and Dylan Thomas,” Poetries of the 1940s, American & International: A National Poetry Foundation Conference. University of Maine, Orono, Maine, June 23-27, 2004

“Tragedy, Piety, and the Hermeneutic Burden: A Reading of Hamlet and Luther,” 16th Century Studies Conference, St. Louis, MO. October 1996.

“Habit and Stream of Thought in William James’ Principles of Psychology: An Emersonian Reading,” N.E.M.L.A. Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. April 1994.

“D.H. Lawrence and Modernity: A Heideggerian Reading,” The Fifth International D.H. Lawrence Conference, Ottawa, Canada. June 1993.