Originally trained in Romanticism, Modernism and critical theory, I have also published books, edited collections and articles on women’s literature, including chick lit, and feminist theory.
“Working Girls: The Precariat of Chick Lit,” Cupcakes, Pinterest, Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century, ed. Elana Levine (University of Illinois Press, 2015): 177-95.
“Chick Non-Fic: The Comedic Memoir,” Feminist Media Studies 14.2 (March 2014): 206-221.
“Hybrid Subjectivities: Sexuality, Race, and Ethnicity,” American Multiculturalism and Ethnic Survival, ed. Renate von Bardeleben, Sabina Matter-Seibel, and Klaus H. Schmidt (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2012): 235-45.
“Brontë Sisters” (co-authored with Kathleen Waites), Women in World History, ed. Anne Commire and Deborah Klezmer. Vol. 3 (Yorkin Publications, 1999): 60-69.
“Mary Shelley” (co-authored with Kathleen Waites), Women in World History, ed. Anne Commire and Deborah Klezmer (Yorkin Publications, 1999).
“L. Grace Dibble,” British Travel Writers, 1940-1990, ed. Barbara Brothers and Julia Gergits. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 204 (Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1999): 30-38.
“Percy Bysshe Shelley’s The Cenci and the ‘Rhetoric of Tyranny,’” British Romantic Drama: Historical and Critical Essays, ed. Terence Hoagwood and Daniel P. Watkins (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1998): 208-228.
“Romantic Carnivalesque: Byron’s The Tale of Calil, Beppo, and Don Juan.” Byron: A Critical Reappraisal, 1788‑1988. Ed. Alice Levine and Robert Keane. New York: Garland Press, 1993. 133-49.
“Reflection in a `Many‑sided Mirror’: Shelley’s The Cenci through the Post‑Revolutionary Prism,” Wordsworth Circle 23 (Spring 1992): 134-44.
“The Avoidance of What’s Difficult: Critical Response to Hopkins’ ‘Henry Purcell’,” Hopkins Quarterly 17 (April-July 1990): 49-62.