Undergraduate Advisor; Director, The Art of Writing, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities
PhD (Philosophy), Boston University
- 7327 Dwinelle Hall
- Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-6:00PM and By Appointment
Ancient Greek Philosophy and Culture
Ancient Greek Rhetoric and Poetics
History of Philosophy
Theory of Literary Censorship
Theory of the Novel
“No Blood, No Foul”: Music Torture at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay,” Musical Quarterly (forthcoming 2016).
“A Privileged Reader: An Editorial Collaboration Between Gustave Flaubert and Louis Bouilhet, ” Nineteenth-Century French Studies, vol. 43, Fall-Winter 2014-2015, pp, 17-33.
“No Second Troy” in Logos and Muthos, edited by William Wians (Albany: SUNY Press, 2009).
“Forget the ‘For’ and ‘Against’ (for the Moment), ” in Oser construire: Pour Francois Jullien, edited by Pierre Chartier (Paris: Empecheurs de penser en rond, 2008).
“Le social science Translation Project,” Agenda de la pensée contemporaine, Autumn 2007, no. 8, pp. 151-160.
“Confronting the Frugal Editors: The Revue de Paris’ Madame Bovary,” Law, Culture and the Humanities, 2007, no.3, pp. 266-92.
“Zone de traduction, Zone de guerre,” Agenda de la pensée contemporaine, autumn 2006, no. 5, pp.63-72.
“A Superior Disorder: Writing, Editing, and Censoring Madame Bovary” in Between Terror and Freedom: Politics, Philosophy and Fiction Speak of Modernity, edited by F. Dolan and S. Goa (Maryland: Lexington Press, 2006), pp.321-360.
“Social Science Translation Guidelines,” co-author. www. acls. Org., 2006.
Exiling the Poets: The Production of Censorship in Plato’s Republic (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, February 2003).
“Painful Listening: Plato on the Use of Music Torture,” Reflections on the Study of the Past, conference at The Doreen B. Townsend Humanities Center, University of California, Berkeley, March-15-16, 2012.
“Voluntary Inspiration? A Reading of the Hippias Minor,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Fordham University, New York, October 17, 2009.
“No Blood, No Foul: The Uses of Music Torture,” Thinking/Hearing Conference, University of Texas, Austin, October 2-4, 2009.
2012, Humanities Research Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, for book project, A Writers' Trials.
2011, Phi Beta Kappa, Northern California Association, Excellence in Teaching Award.
Spring 2010 Co-Convener, Strategic Working Group, “Old Things: Classical Studies and Contemporary Humanities,” Doreen B. Townsend Humanities Center, University of California, Berkeley.
Fall 2007-Fall 2011 Mellon Research Grant. University of California, Berkeley.
2004-2005 ACLS/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Junior Faculty Fellow.
Fall 2003-2007 Faculty Research Grant, Research Assistant Grant. University of California, Berkeley.
Spring 2003 CNRS-Berkeley Exchange Fellowship, two-month research trip in Paris France for study of the censorship trial of Madame Bovary.
Member of the Equipe Flaubert, Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes at the C.N.R.S. in Paris.
Fall 2002 Research Grant, Hellman Family Fund, for research on censorship and the novel.
2001 Visiting Scholar, The Aspen Institute.
- Special Topics - On Lies, Lying, and Post-Truths: A Reading- and Writing-Intensive Investigation (SP 2019)
- Art of Writing Departmental Tutoring (FL 2018)
- Approaches and Paradigms in the History of Rhetorical Theory (FL 2018)
- Sophomore Seminar (SP 2018)
- Classical Rhetorical Theory and Practice (SP 2018)
- Art of Writing Departmental Tutoring (SP 2018)
- Art of Writing Departmental Tutoring (FL 2017)
- Rhetoric of Fiction (SP 2017)