Student, Trinity College, 1975—1977. Bachelor magna cum laude, University Georgia, 1980. Master of Arts, University Georgia, 1985.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Georgia, 1991.
Teaching assistant University Georgia, Athens, 1985—1990. Lecturer department comparative literature University Iceland, 1992—1994. Research fellow department English University Uppsala, Sweden, 1995—1998.
Lecturer department English University Stockholm, Sweden, 1999—2000. Senior lecturer University Gothenburg, Sweden, since 2000. Guest lecturer University Uppsala, since 2006.
Member of Modern Language Association, Medieval Academy, Society for the Study of Narrative, University of Ohio.
Married Scott Champion, December 1, 1979 (divorced March 1984).