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William Godwin and the Theatre (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010).

The Plays of William Godwin (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010).


Digital Editions

The Diary of William Godwin, (eds) Victoria Myers, David O'Shaughnessy, and Mark Philp (Oxford: Oxford Digital Library, 2010).

Winner of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Digital Prize 2012

Edited Collections

Bodleian Library Record: Special Issue on William Godwin, (eds) David O’Shaughnessy and Mark Philp, 24:1 (April 2011)


Journal Articles / Chapters in books

‘Godwin and the Politics of Playgoing' in The Oxford Handbook to Georgian Theatre. (eds) Julia Swindells and David Francis Taylor, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013).

Caleb Williams and the Philomaths: recalibrating political justice for the nineteenth century’, Nineteenth-Century Literature (forthcoming 2012).

‘The tendency of knowledge is to correct vice and idleness’: Godwin and University College, London’ in Informal Romanticism, ed. James Vigus, Studien zur Englischen Romantik (Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, forthcoming 2012).

'Godwin, Shelley, and the 'free communication of intellect'’ Bodleian Library Record 25:1 (forthcoming 2012)

‘‘Irishing’ the rise of the novel: Vertue Rewarded (1693) and Irish Tales (1716)’ Eighteenth-Century Ireland,25 (forthcoming 2012) [review article]

‘‘This is the dread hour, / That must decide the fate of England!’: Godwin’s St Dunstan’ in Godwinian Moments: From Enlightenment to Romanticism, (eds) Victoria Myers and Bob Maniquis, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011)

‘Introduction’ (with Mark Philp) Bodleian Library Record: Special Issue on William Godwin, (eds) David O’Shaughnessy and Mark Philp, 24:1 (April 2011).

‘‘The Vehicle he has Chosen’: Pointing out the Theatricality of Caleb Williams’. History of European Ideas, 33:1 (March 2007) 54-71.

St Dunstan and De Occulta Philosophia: An Inspiration for Godwin’s St Leon’. Notes & Queries, 53:3 (September 2006) 314-315.

‘Kotzebue and Thompson’s The Stranger: A New Source for Godwin’s St Leon’. Notes & Queries, 52:4 (December 2005) 452-456.

‘The Hegemony of the Paratext: An tOiléanach and The Islandman’ in New Voices in Irish Criticism 5, (eds)Ruth Connolly and Ann Coughlan (Dublin: Four Courts, 2005).

‘Ambivalence in Castle Rackrent’. The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 25 (1999) 427–440.



Entry on ‘William Godwin’ for The Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought, ed. Gregory Claeys(Washington: CQ Press, forthcoming 2011)

‘Evolution Confounded: Charles O’Shaughnessy’s Rebuttal of Darwin’, History Ireland, 17:3 (May/June 2009) 24-27.

‘A Cursory Consideration of William Godwin’. Literature Compass, 2:1 (January 2005) **-**.



Reviews for Enlightenment & Dissent, Review of English Studies, Nineteenth-Century Literature, BARS Bulletin, Charles Lamb Bulletin, and Notes & Queries.