The Multiple Worlds of Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon: Eighteenth-Century Contexts, Postmodern Observations, Ed. Boydell and Brewer, 2005. Paperback edition released Fall 2008.
Private Property: Charles Brockden Brown and the Gendered Economics of Virtue, University of Delaware Press, 1997.
Articles and Book Chapters:
- “American Frontier Gothic,” Chapter in Cambridge Companion to American Gothic, ed. Jeffrey Weinstock, forthcoming 2017.
- “Late Biography and Reception,” Chapter in Oxford Handbook to Charles Brockden Brown, ed. Philip Barnard and Stephen Shapiro, forthcoming 2017.
- “Dr. Rush and Mr. Peale: The Figure of the Animal in Late Eighteenth-Century Medical Discourse,” in Early American Literature, 48.3 (Winter 2013): 641-670.
- “The Nature and Culture of Species: Eighteenth-Century and Contemporary Views,” in What Are the Animals to Us? Approaches from Science, Religion, Folklore, Literature, and Art, ed. Dave Aftandilian, University of Tennessee Press, 2007. 95-110.
- “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: The Play of Species in Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon,” in Humans and Other Animals, ed. Frank Palmeri, Ashgate Press, 2006.
- “Deb’s Dogs: Animals, Indians, and Postcolonial Desire in Brown’s Edgar Huntly. Early American Literature 39.3 (Fall 2004): 323-54.
- “Sari, Sorry and the Vortex of History: Calendar Reform, Anachronism and Language Change in Mason & Dixon.” American Literary History, Spring 2000, Vol. 12.1- 2: 187-215.
- “‘That High Magic to Low Puns’: Thomas Pynchon, Wit, and the Work of the Supernatural.” Rocky Mountain Review Vol. 54.1 (Spring 2000): 23-40.
- “The Spirit of Trade: Olaudah Equiano’s Conversion, Legalism, and the Merchant’s Life.” African-American Review 32.4 (Winter 1998): 635-647.
- “The Wrath of Ahab; or, Gene Roddenberry Meets Herman Melville,” Journal of American Culture 20.1 (Spring 1997): 43-46.
- “Charles Brockden Brown’s Revenge Tragedy: Edgar Huntly and the Uses of Property,” Early American Literature 30.1: 51-70.
- “Charles Brockden Brown and the Frontiers of Discourse.” In Frontier Gothic in America: Terror and Wonder at the Fronteir in American Literature. Book ed. by David Mogen, Scott P. Sanders, and Joanne B. Karpinski. Madison: FairleighDickinson UP; London and Toronto: Associated University Presses, 1993). 109-125.
- “The Devil Sings the Blues: Heavy Metal, Gothic Fiction and ‘Postmodern’ Discourse.” Journal of Popular Culture 26.3 (Winter 1992): 151-164.
- “Charles Brockden Brown’s Economics of Virtue,” Studies in the Humanities 18.2(Winter 1991): 165-79.
- “Visible Tracks: Historical Method and Thomas Pynchon’s Vineland,” College Literature 19.1 (February 1992): 91-103.
- Review of Charles Brockden Brown’s Revolution and the Birth of American Gothic, by Peter Kafer, Eighteenth-Century Fiction 18.3 (Spring 2006).
- “Merely Extraordinary Beings,” Review essay of Andrew Miller’s Ingenious Pain for ebr. Vol. 10 (Fall 2001): online Sept. 1, 2001.
- “Making the Rounds of History,” Review essay of Thomas Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon for ebr. Vol. 8 (Winter 98/99): online Nov. 2, 1998.
- Review of The Romance of Real Life (a biography of Charles Brockden Brown), by Steven Watts, Studies in the Novel 28.1 (Spring 1996).
- Review of Apparition in the Glass: Charles Brockden Brown’s American Gothic, by Bill Christopherson. Early American Literature 29.3 (Fall 1994).
- Review of Narrating Discovery: The Romantic Explorer in American Literature, 1790- 1855, by Bruce Greenfield. Studies in the Novel 26.3 (Fall 1994).
- Review of The Autonomous Male of Adam Smith, by Stewart Justman. Genre 26.2-3 (Summer/Fall 1993).
- Review of From Sin to Salvation: Stories of Women’s Conversions, 1800 to the Present, by Virginia Lieson Brereton, and The Work of Self-Representation: Lyric Poetry in Colonial New England, by Ivy Schweitzer. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 12.1 (1993).
- Review of Gothic Fiction/Gothic Form, by George Haggery. Genre 23.1 (Spring 1990).