Neil Forsyth has degrees from Cambridge, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of a history of the devil, entitled The Old Enemy: Satan and the Combat Myth, a book about Paradise Lost entitled The Satanic Epic, both published by Princeton, and a biography of Milton (Oxford: Lion). His numerous articles in learned journals concern a range of topics from Gilgamesh to Dickens and Larkin. One of his essays on Shakespeare films has now reappeared in a new edition of Macbeth. He has taught at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, Bryn Mawr College, the University of Geneva, and is now Professeur Honoraire at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland (See profile).