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Director, The Abraham Cowley Text-Image Archive, and Ovid Illustrated: The Renaissance Reception of Ovid in Image and Text, featuring Metamorphoses illustrations by Solis et al., with a verse commentary by Johann Spreng (1563)


Poems and Stories Published in

Agni Review, American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Blackbird, Boston Review, Cortland Review, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Ecotone, Five Points, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The New Yorker, North American Review, Northwest Review, Orion, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Shenandoah, Seattle Review, Slate, Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, TriQuarterly, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Yale Review and many others.


Recent articles

  • "The Local Poem in a Global Age." Critical Inquiry (2017).
  • "'Cosmopolitan Sympathies': Poetry of the First Global War." Modernism/modernity (2016).
  • “Form.” In A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism. Ed. Eric Hayot and Rebecca Walkowitz. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press (2016).
  • "Poetry and Tourism in a Global Age." NLH (2015).
  • "Code-Switching, Code-Stitching: A Macaronic Poetics?" Dibur Literary Journal, Stanford ARCADE (2015).


Poems published in

The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, Denver Quarterly, Shenandoah, Indiana Review, The Paris Review, The Southwest Review, The Boston Review and elsewhere.



  • "Change of Address," Ploughshares, Fall 2007
  • "Aerial Bombardment," Virginia Quarterly Review, Fall, 2006
  • "Us in February," Meridian, Fall, 2002
  • "September," The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine (August 17, 2000)
  • "A Suitable Goodbye," The Yale Review (Fall, 1993)
  • "Things Left Undone," The Southern Review (Spring, 1993)
  • "Something Important," The Boston Globe Magazine (May 5, 1991)
  • "Hole in the Day," The New Yorker (November 27, 1989)


Recent Articles

  • “Haiti,” essay for Critical Terms for Southern Studies, ed. Jennifer Greeson and Scott Romine      (forthcoming)
  • “Humanism and the (Other) American Revolution” in Humanism and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century Europe and Its Transatlantic Legacy (Heidelberg UP, 2015)
  • “Mistranslation, Unsettlement, and La Navidad,” PMLA (October 2014)
  • “The Transamerican Novel,” The American Novel: Beginnings to 1870, Oxford History of the Novel series (2014)


Edited Collections of Essays

  • Beowulf: Basic Readings, Basic Readings in Anglo-Saxon England 1 (New York: Garland, 1995). Reissued as The Beowulf Readers, 2000.
  • Words and Works: Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature in Honour of Fred C. Robinson, ed. P.S. Baker and Nicholas Howe (Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1998).




  • "The Strange Case of Dr. Stevenson and Mr. Thoreau." Southwest Review 102, 1 (2017).
  • “The Battle of the Crater in Recent Fiction.”  Cold Harbor to the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign. Ed. Gary W. Gallagher and Caroline E. Janney.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
  • “‘A Harvest of Death.’” Lens of War, ed. J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015.


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