Research & Teaching Interests
Modern British and Irish Literature, Modern Poetry, W.B.Yeats, James Joyce, First World War Poetry, Bibliography and Editorial Theory
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, English Department, University of Kentucky
Series Editor, Irish Literature, History and Culture, University Press of Kentucky, 1996-1999
Associate Director, W.B.Yeats Summer School, Sligo, Ireland, 1998-2000
Visiting Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh (1996)
C. A. Patrides Memorial Fellowship, University of Michigan (1987)
University of Michigan Exchange Scholarship at University College London (1985-87)
Queen's University Exchange Scholarship at University of Michigan (1982-83)
Co-editor with Andrew Michael Roberts. Poetry and Contemporary Culture: The Question of Value. Edinburgh University Press, 2001.
Editor. Selected Poems of Yeats For Children. New York: Sterling, 2001.
Editor. Yeats's Political Identities. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996. 352pp.
Patrick Kavanagh: A Reference Guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1996. 200pp.
"Contemporary Poetry and the Great War." In Poetry and Contemporary Culture The Question of Value. Eds. Jonathan Allison and Andrew Michael Roberts. Edinburgh University Press, 2001.
"Acts of Memory: Irish Poetry since 1949." In Writing in the Irish Republic: Culture and Society, 1949-99, ed. Ray Ryan. London: Macmillan, 2000, 44-63.
"Seamus Heaney and the Romantic Image." The Sewanee Review, Spring 1998, 184-201.
"W.B.Yeats and Shakespearean Character." Shakespeare and Ireland. Eds. Mark Thornton Burnett and Ramona Wray. London: Macmillan, 1997, 114-135.
"Seamus Heaney's Yeats." Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, vol. 14, 1996.
"Beyond Gentility: A Note on Seamus Heaney and American Poetry." Critical Survey. Oxford University Press, Spring 1996, 178-85.
"The Rose, the Reader, and Yeats's Intentions." Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies, vol. 13, 1995, 3-10.