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Time and Antiquity in American Empire. Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2021.

Rural Fictions, Urban Realities: A Geography of Gilded Age American Literature. Oxford University Press, 2013.


'Roma Redux: The Analogical Nineteenth Century'. Neither the Time Nor the Place: Today's Nineteenth Century. Ed. Susan Gillman and Christopher Castiglia (U of Pennsylvania P, 2021).

'Local Color, World-System; or, American Realism at the Periphery'. The Oxford Handbook of American Realism. Ed. Keith Newlin (OUP, 2019).

'Sarah Orne Jewett's Foreign Correspondence'. The Edinburgh Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Letters and Letter-Writing, ed. Celeste-Marie Bernier, Matthew Pethers, and Judie Newman (EUP, 2016): 682-95.

'Ben-Hur and the Spectacle of Empire'. Studies in American Fiction, 42.1 (Spring 2015).

'Spectacular Distractions: P.T. Barnum and American Modernism.' Modernism/modernity, 21.1 (2014): 107-123.

‘Huck and Hank go to the Circus: Mark Twain Under Barnum’s Big Top.’ European Journal of American Culture, 29.3 (2011): 217-228.

‘A Geography of Medical Knowledge: Country Doctors in Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Sarah Orne Jewett.’ Journal of American Studies, 44.4 (November 2010): 691-708.

‘Country Matters: Rural Fiction, Urban Modernity, and the Problem of American Regionalism.’ Nineteenth-Century Literature, 65.2 (September 2010): 192-213.

‘“And as things fell apart”: The Crisis of Postmodern Masculinity in Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho and Dennis Cooper’s Frisk.’ Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 47.1 (Fall 2005): 57-72.

Other writing

'The Quiet American (Graham Greene, 1955)' in America in the World, 1776 to the Present, Ed. Edward J. Blum, Cara Burnidge, Emily Conroy-Krutz, David Kinkela (Cengage, 2016)

'More Than Just One Liners.' Review of Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal by Jay Parini. Los Angeles Review of Books (Oct 2015).

'Why Go Set a Watchman is the novel we deserve'. The Conversation, 15 July 2015.

Convenor and contributor, Roundtable Forum on Fredric Jameson’s The Antinomies of Realism (Verso, 2013). With Bridget Bennett, Rachel Bowlby, Andrew Lawson, Graham Thompson, and Fredric Jameson. (Journal of American Studies, Nov 2014).

'Never Such Innocence'. Review of Visions of England by Roy Strong. Journal of Victorian Culture, 17.3 (Sep 2012).

‘Cricket’ in Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Steven A. Reiss. (Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 2011): 279-81.