English Language and Literature Northern Europe France
- Professor of the Collège de France; Directeur d'Etudes, Centre de Recherches Historiques, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
- Professeur College de France, Unknown Unknown, 2007
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.
English literature of the long eighteenth century, especially Gibbon, Swift, Burke and Johnson; sixteenth-century historiography and historical drama; the history of literary criticism; the theory and practice of textual editing