German literature and philosophy from 1700 to the present, particularly with reference to Goethe. Theological aspects of contemporary politics
English Language and Literature Northern Europe France
Italian language and literature; manuscript studies; historical studies of language and literature; medieval history; historical linguistics; southern Europe, Italy.
Early modern literature in its historical and intellectual contexts, especially poetry and drama; Edmund Spenser's engagement with Gaelic Ireland, the dynamics of Tudor and Jacobean patronage, the aesthetics of Renaissance tragedy.