He is Professor at the University of Waterloo, a literary critic who teaches and writes at the intersections of literature, art, and intellectual history. His most recent book is Rationality Is … The Essence of Literary Theory (2022). He has written on the political vision of the medieval English poet Chaucer in The Fellowship of the Beatific Vision and on a Christian defence of the intellectual life in The Passionate Intellect. He is currently working on a cultural history of love and reason and the tension between them.