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  • "Object-Oriented Mythography," forthcoming in Minnesota Review (2013)
  • "'Historical Context' in Historical Context: Surface, Depth, and the Making of the Text," New Literary History 42 (2011)
  • "Parchment Ethics: A statement of more than modest concern," New Medieval Literatures 12 (2010)
  • "Medievalization Theory: From Tocqueville to the Cold War," American Literary History 22 (2010)
  • "Of Pigs and Parchment: Medieval Studies and the Coming of the Animal," PMLA 124 (2009)


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).




  • "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.



  • “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



  • "What is a Narrator?", Digital Philology 4 (2015)
  • "Narrative and Freedom in Troilus and Criseyde", in New Directions in Medieval Manuscript Studies and Reading Practices, ed. Kathryn Kerby-Fulton et al. (University of Notre Dame Press, 2014).
  • "Time in Troilus and Criseyde", in Traditions and Innovations in the Study of Medieval English Literature, ed. Charlotte Brewer and Barry Windeatt (D. S. Brewer, 2013).
  • "Was Chaucer a Poet?", Poetica 73 (2010).


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