Selected publications


Romance’s Rival: Familiar Marriage in Victorian Fiction New York: Oxford University Press, 2016

Novel Craft: Fiction and the Victorian Domestic Handicraft New York: Oxford University Press, 2011

Literature and Culture at the Fin de Siècle Edited, selected, and annotated 700-pp. teaching anthology Addison-Wesley Longman & Company, 2006

The History of Sir Richard Calmady, by Lucas Malet Edited, wrote introduction and notes Birmingham University Press, 2003

The Forgotten Female Aesthetes: Literary Culture in Late-Victorian England Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2000

Women and British Aestheticism Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999. Co-edited collection, with Kathy A. Psomiades, Duke University.

Recent Articles:

“Disabling Marriage: Communities of Care in Our Mutual Friend,” Replotting Marrige in Nineteenth-Century British Literature, ed. Jill Galvan and Elsie Michie (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2018), 192-210. DisablingMarriage

“Recent Studies in the Nineteenth Century,” Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, 57:4 (Autumn 2017): 887-922. RecentStudies19Century

“Charlotte Brontë and Disability Studies,” Victorian Review 42:2 (Fall 2016): 265-269. VictorianReview

“The Silent Treatment of The Wings of the Dove: Ethics of Care and Late-James Style,” The Henry James Review 37:3 (Fall 2016): 233-245. WingsOfDove

“The Sensational Story of West Lynne: The Problem With Professionalism,” Women’s Writing 23:2 (May 2016): 227-244. WestLynne

“Familiar Marriage: Cousin Love in Mansfield Park and Wuthering Heights.Queer Victorian Families: Strange Relations in Literature. Ed. Duc Dau and Shale Preston. Routledge, 2015, 157-175. ReadingOnContrary. (Selected for Honorable Mention for Best Article of 2015, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies.)

“Why You Can’t Forgive Her: Vocational Women and the Suppressive Hypothesis.”Victorians Journal of Literature and Culture. Edited Deborah Denenholz Morse, Deborah Logan. Fall 2015, 15-35. WhyYouCan’tForgiveHer

Extending Families: special issue of Victorian Review 39:2 (2013). Co-edited with Kelly Hager (Simmons College). “Introduction,” 7-21. VictorianReviewIntro

“Women’s Work: The History of the Victorian Domestic Handicraft.” Artistry and Industry: The Crafting of the Woman Professional, 1830-1890. Ed. Tricia Zakreski and Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi. Ashgate, 2013, 27-42. WomensWork

“The Novel and the New Woman.” The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel. Edited Lisa Rodensky. Oxford University Press, 2012, 729-745. NovelNewWoman

“Aestheticism and Sensation Fiction.” The Companion to Sensation Fiction. Ed. Pamela Gilbert. Blackwell, 2010, 614-626. AestheticismSensation

“Refamiliarizing Ourselves with Victorian Marriage,” Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies 15:2 (2010): 1-14:

“Maiden Pairs: The Sororal Romance in The Clever Woman of the Family.” Victorian Antifeminism. Ed. Tamara Silvia Wagner. Cambria Press, 2009, 97-115. MaidenPairs

“Modernist Mental States and Marie Corelli’s Wormwood.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 4.2 (Summer 2008):

“Berlin-Wool Work” Victorian Review 34:1 (2008), 38-43. BerlinWoolWork

Online Articles:

“Romance, Relevance,” Avidly, LARB, December 20, 2017

“Am I Not a Dragon and a Brother,” Public Books, July 29, 2016

“What Makes Mr. Darcy Desirable?” OUP Blog, May 2016

“What Traditional Marriage?” Berfrois, April 23, 2013

“Charles Dickens and Garbage,” OUP Blog, February 10, 2012


– See Graduate Center English Department website

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