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  • “The Duchess and the Cadaver: Doubling and Microarchitecture in Late Medieval Art” in Personification: Embodying Meaning and Emotion, ed. Bart Ramakers and Walter Melion (Brill, 2016), 575-600
  • “Acoustic Delay: Body Technique in the Hortus Conclusus” in Sound and Scent in the Garden, ed D. Fairchild Ruggles (Cambridge: Harvard-Dumbarton Oaks, 2016), 31-51


Selected Articles

  • "'A Distorting Mirror': Shelley's The Cenci and Shakespearean Tragedy," Harvard English Studies, 1976
  • "Shakespeare's The Tempest: The Wise Man as Hero," Shakespeare Quarterly, Spring 1980
  • "Byron's Cain: A Romantic Version of the Fall," Kenyon Review, Summer 1980
  • "Prospero's Republic:  The Politics of Shakespeare's The Tempest," in Shakespeare as Political Thinker, eds. John Alvis and Thomas West, Carolina Academic Press, 1981.



  • "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.



Review of The Driftless Zone by Richard Harsch, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, (Fall 1997): 240-41.


Recent Special Issues of New Literary History

  • Recomposing the Humanities--with Bruno Latour (2016)
  • Song (2015)
  • Beyond Bourdieu (2015)
  • Feminist Investigations and Other Essays (2015)
  • Political Theory (2014)
  • "Interpretation and its Rivals" (2014)
  • "Use" (2014)
  • "The French Issue: New Perspectives on Reading from France" (2013)
  • "A New Europe?" 43, 4 (2012)
  • "In the Mood," 43, 4 (2012)
  • “Context?” 42, 4 (2011)
  • “Character,”  42, 2 (2011)



  • “Why Read Herrick?” Lords of Wine and Oil: Community and Conviviality in Robert Herrick and his Contemporaries, ed. Tom Cain and Ruth Connelly, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 25-38.
  • “Jonson and Genre.” Ben Jonson in Context, ed. Julie Sanders. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 39-47.
  • “Idol and Gift in Volpone,” English Literary Renaissance 35 (2005): 429-453.


Selected Articles

  • "Raising the Bar: K-8,"in Composition(s) in the New Liberal Arts, eds. Joanna Castner and James Inman (Hampton, 2009).
  • "Power All the Way: Poetry, Presidents, and the Centre," UCG Women's Studies Review  (Galway, Ireland), Volume Three, 1995, excerpted in Women Emerging, A Decade of Irish Feminist Scholarship, eds. R. Pelan and A. Hayes (National University of Ireland at Galway, 2005).
  • "Poetry, Casuality, and an Irish Ceasefire," The Peace Review, June 2001.





  • 'It Spoke Itself': Female Genius and Eccentric Politics," forthcoming in American Literature, March 2005.
  • "The Body Types: Corporeal Documents and Body Politics Circa 1900," in Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture, ed. Leah Price and Pamela Thurschwell (Aldershot: Ashgate Press, forthcoming 2005).
  • "Typewriters and the Vote," Signs 29 (Autumn 2003): 55-83.
  • “Weeping Men” (book review), The Minnesota Review 52-4 (Fall 2001): 353-357.

Awards and Honors



  • "Malthus’s Vision: Ekphrasis and Corporate Sovereignty” to be published in Modeling Political Economy, 1720-1850 (Routledge, 2018)
  • "Institutional Structures," in Cultural History of Theatre in the Enlightenment, ed. Mechele Leon (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2017)
  • "Shakespeare and Pantomime," in The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, ed. Bruce Smith (January 2016)


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