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19th C British


Selected Essays

  • "My Perfect Season": Harper's Magazine, July 2016.
  • "Profanity as Weltanschauung": Los Angeles Review of Books, December 29, 2015.
  • "Test of Faith": American Scholar, Fall 2015.
  • "If Everything's So Amazing, Why's Nobody Happy?": VQR on-line, October 5, 2015.
  • "The Idealist versus the Therapist": New York Times, August 18, 2015.



  • “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].


Awards and Grants


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