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  • Living With the Dead: the Authority of the Past in British Culture, 1789-1843 (currently with readers)


  • '"A Use in Measured Language": Poetic Allusion and the Victorian Culture of Death', Forum for Modern Language Studies doi: 10.1093/fmls/cqs035
  • 'Living With the Dead in Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads'. Modern Language Review 108.2 (2013), pp. 441-462.
  • ' "A subject dead is not worth presenting": Cromwell, the Past, and The Haunting of Thomas Carlyle' Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. Forthcoming in 2012.
  • "Subject to the sceptre of imagination": Sleep, Dreams, and Unconsciousness in Oliver Twist In: Stanley Friedman, Edward Guiliano, Anne Humpherys, Talia Schaffer, and Michael Timko, ed. Dickens Studies Annual : Essays on Victorian Fiction ; Volume 38. AMS Press, 2007, pp. 1-15.
  • 'Artificial Resuscitation in Our Mutual Friend' The Dickensian, Volume 105:2 (Summer 2009), pp. 101-108.

Selected book reviews

  • Shock, Memory and the Unconscious in Victorian Fiction, by Jill L. Matus. The Times Literary Supplement. Feb. 19, 2010, p. 27.
  • Advertising, Subjectivity and the Nineteenth-Century Novel: Dickens, Balzac and the Language of the Walls by Sara Thornton. The Modern Language Review, 105: 3 (July 2010): 819-21.
  • The Dickens Industry: Critical Perspectives 1836-2005 by Lawrence Mazzeno. The Modern Language Review 105:1 ( 222-223).
  • Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London by Seth Koven. The Times Literary Supplement, May 20, 2005: p.9.
  • Child Murder and British Culture, 1720-1900 by Josephine McDonagh; The Italian Boy: Murder and Grave Robbery in 1830s London by Sarah Wise. The Times Literary Supplement, October 1, 2004: p.28.
  • The Art of Alibi: English Law Courts and the Novel by Jonathan H. Grossman; The Self in the Cell by Sean Grass. The Times Literary Supplement, October 31, 2003: p.26.
  • The Invention of Telepathy, 1870-1901 by Roger Luckhurst. The Times Literary Supplement, January 24, 2003: p32.
  • Jack the Ripper and the London Press by Lee Perry Curtis. The Times Literary Supplement, March 8, 2002: p.12.
  • Literature, Technology and Magical Thinking by Pamela Thurschwell. The Times Literary Supplement, October 19, 2001: p.12.