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Christina Rossetti: Poet of Grace (Oxford University Press, in preparation).

Faithful Reading: Poetry and Christian Practice, with Mark Knight (Bloomsbury, 2015).

Ed., Elizabeth Jennings: The Collected Poems (Carcanet Press, 2012).

The Cambridge Introduction to Wordsworth (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Nineteenth Century Religion and Literature (Oxford University Press, 2006).

Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century (Writers and their Work, 2006).


Edited volumes

Co-ed. with Tom Burton, Dialect Poems in the Dorset County Chronicle: William Barnes (Edinburgh University Press, in progress)

Ed., Reading the Abrahamic Faiths: Rethinking Religion and Literature (Bloomsbury, 2014).

Co-ed., Nineteenth Century Poetry: Criticism and Debates (Routledge Criticism and Debates Series, 2014).

Co-ed., with D. J. Moores, Susan Wolfson, Adam Potkay, James Pawelski and James Engell, On Human Flourishing: An Anthology of Poetry (McFarland, 2014)

Co-ed., La Questione Romantica: special issue on William Wordsworth (Primavera, 2014)

Ed. 'Nineteenth Century Poetry and Forgiveness', special issue, Literature Compass, 11.2 (2014)

Co-ed., The Oxford Handbook to the Reception History of the Bible (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Co-ed., The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature (Blackwell, 2009).

Co-ed., 'Languages of Emotion', with Isobel Armstrong, Textual Practice, 22.1 (2008).

Co-ed., 'Tractarian Poetry and Poetics', Victorian Poetry, 44:1 (2006).


Book chapters

‘Ecology with religion: rethinking kinship in John Clare’, in Simon Kövesi and Scott McEathron, New Essays on John Clare: Poetics, Culture and Community (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

'Elegy,' in Mark Knight, ed., The Blackwell Companion to Religion and Literature (Blackwell, 2015).

'Emotion', in Jonathan Herapath et al, ed., Nineteenth Century Poetry: Criticism and Debates (Routledge Criticism and Debates Series, 2015).

'Re-thinking Religion and Literature', Reading the Abrahamic Faiths: Rethinking Religion and Literature (Bloomsbury, 2014).

‘Devotional Poetry,’ in Jack Lynch, ed., The Oxford Handbook of British Poetry 1660-1800 (Oxford University Press, 2014).

‘Religion, the Bible and Literature in the Victorian Age,’ Juliet John, ed., The Oxford Handbook to Victorian Literary Culture (Oxford University Press, 2014).

‘The Victorians and Bunyan’s Legacy,’ in Anne Dunan-Page, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Bunyan (Cambridge University Press, 2010), 150-161.

Elihu's Spiritual Sensation: William Blake's Illustrations for the Book of Job,’ in Michael Lieb et al, ed., The Oxford Handbook to the Reception History of the Bible (Oxford University Press, 2011), 460-475.

‘Sensibility into Sense: Barbauld, Hemans and Religious Commitment,’ in Jo Carruthers, ed., Spiritual Identities, Literature and the Post-Secular Imagination (Peter Lang, 2009), 79-96.

‘Poetry and Religion,’ in Christine Gerrard, ed., The Blackwell Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry (Blackwell, 2006), 53-68.

‘Love’s the burning boy: Hemans’ critical legacy,’ in Damian Walford Davies and Richard Marggraf Turley, ed., The Monstrous Debt: Modalities of Romantic Influence in Twentieth-Century Literature (Wayne State University Press, 2006), 205-224.

‘“The Clue to the Brontës?”: Understanding Religion in Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights,’ in Mark Knight and Thomas Woodman, ed., Biblical Religion and the Novel, 1700-2000 (Ashgate, 2006), 69-78.

‘“Her Silence Speaks”: Keble’s Female Heirs,’ in Kirstie Blair, ed., John Keble in Context (Anthem, 2004), 125-142.

‘“A Sort of Aesthetico-Catholic Revival”: Christina Rossetti, Ritual Ceremony and Christ Church, London,’ in David Clifford and Lauren Roussillon, ed., Outsiders Looking in: The Rossettis Then and Now (Anthem, 2003), 115-130.


Journal articles

‘Elegiac Neutrality in Barthes’ Mourning Diary’, Textual Practice, 30.2 (2016).

‘Wordsworth's intuition’, La Questione Romantica, special issue on William Wordsworth (Primavera, 2014).

‘Poetry and Ecology’, La Questione Romantica, special issue on William Wordsworth (Primavera, 2014).

‘Grace and metrical movement’: Coleridge and Wordsworth on grace', The Coleridge Bulletin, 41 (2013).

'Exploring forgiveness in nineteenth-century poetry', Literature Compass, 11.2 (2014).

‘Hear my voice: rhythmic forgiveness and Psalm 130’, Victorian Review, 37.2 (2012).

‘Dogs, detectives and the famous Sherlock Holmes,’ International Journal of Cultural Studies, 11.3 (2008), 289-300.

‘Feeling Dickensian feeling,’ 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 4 (2007), 1-19.

The trouble with comfort: Christina Rossetti, John Ruskin and leafy emotion,’ Yearbook of English Studies: Victorian Literature, 36:2 (2006), 169-179.

Introduction: Tractarian Poets, Victorian Poetry, 44:1 (2006), 1-6.

Sydney Dobell and "The Church,”’ Victorian Poetry, 42:4 (2004), 537-552.

‘“Some very good natured friends”: Frederick Locker’s Scott Manuscript,’ The Huntington Library Quarterly, 67:4 (2004), 623-631.

‘“Some god of wild enthusiast’s dreams”: Methodist Enthusiasm and the Poetry of Emily Brontë,’ Victorian Literature and Culture, 31:1 (2003), 263-277.

‘Christina Rossetti and the Doctrine of Reserve,’ Journal of Victorian Culture, 7:2 (2002), 196-219.

‘Emily Brontë and the Enthusiastic Tradition,’ Romanticism on the Net, 25 (February, 2002)


‘“ears of my ears”: cummings’ Buddhist prosody’, in Lawrence Normand and Alison Winch, ed., Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature (Bloomsbury, 2013).

'Falling from trees: arborescent prosody in John Clare’s tree elegies', in Donald J. Moores, ed., Human Flourishing in Literary Studies: The Positive Turn (Rowman and Littlefield, 2012).

‘Felicia Hemans’ Sonnets on Female Characters of Scripture,’ with Jon Roberts, in Andrew Tate, ed., Yearbook of English Studies: Literature and Religion (MHRA, 2009), 72-83.

‘Saving Literary Criticism,’ with Mark Knight, in Louise Lee and Mark Knight, ed., Religion, Literature and the Imagination (Continuum, 2009), 150-161.

'Reciprocal Scansion in Wordsworth's "There was a boy"', with Rhian Williams, Literature Compass, 6.2 (2009), 515-523.

'Feeling: an indefinite dull region of the spirit?' with Isobel Armstrong, 'Languages of Emotion,' Textual Practice, 22.1 (2008), 1-19.




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