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:

“Care Communities: Ethics, Fictions, Temporalities,” South Atlantic Quarterly 118:3 (July, 2019): 521-542. SAQ

“Reading Outward,” Victorian Studies 61:2 (2019): 248-254. VSResponse

“Why Lucy Doesn’t Care: Migration and Emotional Labor in Villette,” Novel 52:1 (Spring 2019): 84-106. VilletteNovel

“Some Chapter of Some Other Story: Henry James, Lucas Malet, and the Real Past of The Sense of the Past,” in Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays ed. Alexandra Gray and Jane Ford. Routledge, 2019, 165-182. Updated version of article originally published in The Henry James Review 1996. MaletJames

“Victorian Feminist Criticism: Recovery Work and the Care Community,” Victorian Literature and Culture, 47.1 (Spring 2019): 63-91. VLCFeministCare

“Introduction” to Cluster on Victorian Feminism, Victorian Literature and Culture, 47.1 (Spring 2019): 3-4. VLCintroduction

“Canon,” VLC 46:3-4 (Fall/Winter 2018): 594-597.Canon

“Disabling Marriage: Communities of Care in Our Mutual Friend,” Replotting Marriage 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: RefamiliarizingMarriage

“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): http://www.ncgsjournal.com/issue42/issue42.htm.

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

Online Articles:

“Common Good, Not Common Despair,” Profession Fall 2018.

“Interview,” Newsletter of The International Centre for Victorian Women Writers, issue 6, September 2018. ICVWW

“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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