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Publications

Books


Christina Rossetti: Poetry, Ecology, Faith (Oxford University Press, 2018).

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

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

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


Co-written books


Weird Faith in Nineteenth-Century Literature: Theologies at Work, with Mark Knight (Bloomsbury, in preparation).

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


Edited volumes


Ed., The 1810s, part of the multi-volume series, 'Re-reading the Nineteenth Century', General Editors, Juliet John et al (Cambridge University Press, in preparation).

Co-ed. with Tom Burton, Dialect Poems in the Dorset County Chronicle: William Barnes (Edinburgh University Press, 2019).

Co-ed., Nineteenth Century Poetry: Criticism and Debates (Routledge Criticism and Debates Series, 2016). [Reviewed in Forum for Modern Language Studies, 54. 1, 2018]

Co-ed., with D. J. Moores, Susan Wolfson, Adam Potkay, James Pawelski and James Engell, On Human Flourishing: A Poetry Anthology (McFarland, 2015)

Ed., Reading the Abrahamic Faiths: Rethinking Religion and Literature (Bloomsbury, 2015).

Ed., 'Nineteenth Century Poetry and Forgiveness', 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


‘"Whales and all that move in the waters": Christina Rossetti’s ecology of grace’, in Wendy Parkins, ed., Victorian Sustainability in Literature and Culture (Routledge, 2017).

‘Devotional Poetry,’ in Jack Lynch, ed., The Oxford Handbook of British Poetry 1660-1800 (Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 563-578.

‘Religion, the Bible and Literature in the Victorian Age,’ Juliet John, ed., The Oxford Handbook to Victorian Literary Culture (Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 331-349.

'Wes Anderson's Messianic Elegies,' in Mark Knight, ed., The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion (Routledge, 2016), pp. 227-236.

'Emotion, feeling, affect', in Jonathan Herapath et al, ed., Nineteenth Century Poetry: Criticism and Debates (Routledge Criticism and Debates Series, 2016), pp. 245-255.

‘Ecology with religion: kinship in John Clare’, in Simon Kövesi and Scott McEathron, New Essays on John Clare: Poetics, Culture and Community (Cambridge University Press, 2015), pp. 97-117.

‘The Victorians and Bunyan’s Legacy,’ in Anne Dunan-Page, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Bunyan (Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 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), pp. 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), pp. 79-96.

‘Poetry and Religion,’ in Christine Gerrard, ed., The Blackwell Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry (Blackwell, 2006), pp. 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), pp. 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), pp. 69-78.

‘“Her Silence Speaks”: Keble’s Female Heirs,’ in Kirstie Blair, ed., John Keble in Context (Anthem, 2004), pp. 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), pp. 115-130.


Journal articles


'Entanglement in fir: thinking matter in Peter Larkin’s “praying // firs \\ attenuate”, in Religions, 9. 1 (2018).

‘Thinking with plants: ecological logos and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, The Coleridge Bulletin, 47 (Summer 2016), 73-85.

‘Punctive grace: reading religion in Barthes’ Mourning Diary’, Textual Practice, 30.2 (2016), 327-343; republished in, Neil Badmington, ed., Deliberations: The Journals of Roland Barthes (Routledge, 2017).

'"All green things": Christina Rossetti's Franciscan ecology', Studium, 4 (2016), pp. 530-557.

'Reading "Howl": Peaceful Dissent at Warwick University', Lacuna Magazine, March 9, 2016.

‘The Unremarkable Wordsworth’, in ‘About Geoffrey Hartman’, special issue of Philological Quarterly, 93. 2 (2014).

'Wordsworth's Intuition', La questione Romantica, special issue on William Wordsworth, 3.2 (2011) [Spring 2014], 47-62.

'Ecopoetics', La questione Romantica, special issue on William Wordsworth, 3.2 (2011) [Spring 2014], 175-181.

'Exploring forgiveness in nineteenth-century poetry', Literature Compass, 11.2 (2014), 61-73.

‘Grace and metrical movement’: Coleridge and Wordsworth on grace', The Coleridge Bulletin, 41 (2013), 29-45.

‘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).


Co-authored


'Lou Reed', with Peter Blegvad, Warwick KnowledgeCentre, November, 2013.

‘“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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