Yale University, 1980-84
Exeter College, University of Oxford, 1984-89
Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (Stanford University) Autumn 1983
Independent tutoring (University of Toronto), Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle. Summer 1983


Hons BA in Classical Languages and Literatures, magna cum laude, distinction in Latin Literature, Yale University, June 1984
Hons BA in English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, BA/MA, June 1986
DPhil, ‘The Influence of Virgil on Milton’s Style,’ supervised by John Carey and Anthony Nuttall, University of Oxford, December 1989


Professor of Modern English Literature, University of Lausanne


Head of English Department, University of Lausanne (2017-2018)
Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature, University of Sheffield (2009-2010)
Lecturer, etc. in English Literature, University of Sheffield (1993-2009)
Tutor in English Literature, Manchester College, University of Oxford (1992-93)
Tutor in English Literature, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London (1992-93)
Visiting Lecturer in English Literature, Charles University, Prague (August 1990-92)
Temporary Lecturer in English Literature, Exeter College, University of Oxford (1989-90)