G Gabrielle Starr, Associate Professor of English and Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Science, NYU, is the author of a history of the interrelation of lyric poetry and the early British novel, Lyric Generations (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004), as well as of articles on the history of the novel, imagination and mental imagery, close reading and the tools of cognitive science, the history of aesthetics, and on materialism and Ovid in the eighteenth century.