I came to Davidson College in 1983 and retired from teaching in August, 2014. In the academic year 2014-2015, I will be an NEH-Folger Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., where I will be completing my current book project, Medieval Drama in After-Life, a study of the porous borders of medieval and early modern, the cultures of reformations and recusancy, and the meaning of possession for antiquarian and recusant collectors of medieval drama manuscripts.

I am also the author of The Theater of Devotion: East Anglian Drama and Society in the Late Middle Ages (Chicago, 1989) and of other studies of medieval and Tudor drama, visual arts, and spirituality.

Currently, I am the William R. Kenan, Jr. Emerita Professor of English and Humanities and NEH-Folger Fellow for 2014-15 at The Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003.