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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).




Edited Volumes

  • (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War. Special issue of Asian American Literary Review 6.2 (Fall/Winter 2015). Co-edited with Cathy J. Schlund-Vials.

Refereed Articles



  • “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.



  • "Architecture's Other: Radicalizing the Vernacular," Appendx 4 (1999): 98-119.
  • "Challenging Formalism: The Implications of Contemporary Cultural Theory for Historic Preservation," Landscape Journal 18.1 (1999): 30-40.
  • "Beyond the Buildings: Landscape as Cultural History in Constructing the Historical Significance of Place," Proceedings of Preservation of What, for Whom: A Critical Look at Historical Significance, ed. Michael A. Tomlan, National Council for Preservation Education (1999): 159-168.



  • "Valhalla is Burning: Theory, The Middle Ages, and Secularization," PMLA 130.3 (2015): 787-798.
  • "The Epicurean Middle Ages," Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 25.4 (2013): 324-29.
  • "Faustus, Confession, and the Sins of Omission," ELH 80.1 (2013): 29-59.
  • "Who's Afraid of Darwin? Revisiting Chambers and Hardison…and Nietzsche,"
    Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 40.1 (2010):7-35.



  • “Dickens and the Environment,” (co-author Karen Chase) A Global History of Literature and the Environment (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
  • “The 1920s,” in The Cambridge History of Modernism, ed. Vincent Sherry (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
  • "Form and Voice: The Avant-Garde and Eliot’s Poetic Revolution," in The Cambridge Companion to The Waste Land ed. Gabrielle McIntire (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
  • “Modernism,” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism (Wiley-Blackwell 2014)



  • “Bleak House, Liquid City: Climate to Climax in Dickens” A Cambridge History of Literature and the Environment (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
  • “Where to Breathe in Gissing’s London,” Proceedings from International Conference on Modernist Literature, (Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, forthcoming).
  • “[E]motion in the Nineteenth Century: A Culture of Fidgets” 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteeth-Century 19 (2014). [Peer Reviewed, digital publication].




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