– medieval and Renaissance romance
– Renaissance drama, with a current emphasis on plays dealing with kingship and ancient Britain derived from the Geoffrey of Monmouth tradition
– the figure of Elizabeth I
– links between medieval and Early Modern texts and culture
– the literary implications of manuscript-study
– The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory (Oxford University Press, 2000).
– ‘Guy of Warwick: Chivalry Through the Ages’, in Guy of Warwick: Icon and Ancestor, ed. Alison Wiggins and Rosalind Field (Boydell and Brewer, 2007).
– ‘Dead Butchers and Fiend-Like Queens: The Misfortunes of Arthur and Macbeth’, in The Scots and Medieval Arthurian Legend, ed. Rhiannon Purdie and Nicola Royan (Boydell and Brewer, 2005) 121-34.
– ‘Sidney and Spenser’, in A Companion to Romance: From Classical to Contemporary, ed. Corinne Saunders (Blackwell, 2004), 140-159.
– ‘Lines of Authority: The Genealogical Theme in The Faerie Queene‘, Spenser Studies 18 (2003), 59-77.
-‘“Well Grounded, Finely Framed, and Strongly Trussed Up Together”: The “Medieval” Structure of The Faerie Queene’, The Review of English Studies 52 (2001), 22-58.
– IRCHSS Research Fellowship 2006-2007 for a monograph provisionally entitled Mirrors of British Kingship: The Galfridian Tradition in Early Modern Drama.
Medieval and Renaissance romance and drama; Spenser; Chaucer; Shakespeare.