Victorian Negatives: Literary Culture and the Dark Side of Photography in the Nineteenth Century. SUNY Press, 2019.

Editorial Projects

Co-Editor with Sara Howe of Representing Kink: Fringe Sexuality and Textuality in Literature, Digital Narrative, and Popular Culture, and co-author of “Introduction: Entering the Fringe.” Lexington, 2019.

Guest Editor of “Literature and Photography,” special issue of LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory, and author of “New Developments in Literature and Photography,” special issue introduction. LIT, vol. 24, no. 2, Summer 2013.

 Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“Hidden Mothers: Forms of Absence in Victorian Photography and Fiction.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, vol. 17, no. 3, Winter 2021.

Barnaby Rudge, True Crime Style.” Dickens Studies Annual, vol. 51, no. 2, 2020, pp. 252-71.

“Multimedia Dickens: Teaching Language and Illustration Through the Makerspace,” with Liz Henley. Makerspaces for Adults: Best Practices and Great Projects, edited by Jessie Long and Jennifer Hicks. Rowman and Littlefield, 2020, pp.121-23.

“How Charles Dickens Presaged the Rise of True Crime Podcasts.” CrimeReads, crime, 13 Feb. 2020.

“Mirrors with a Memory: Postmortem Photography and Spirit Photography in Transitional British Fiction and Culture.” Essays on the Nineteenth Century, Memory, and Modern Identity: Consuming Commemoration, edited by Katherine Grenier and Amanda Mushal. Palgrave, 2020, pp. 19-37.

“Kinking the Word: Pornography and Prose in Fingersmith and The Handmaiden.” Representing Kink: Fringe Sexuality and Textuality in Literature, Digital Narrative, and Popular Culture. Lexington, 2019, pp. 99-115.

“Teaching Victorian Literature Through Cartography.” Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, edited by Robert Tally, Routledge, 2018, pp. 69-76.

“Lessons from Designing a Co-Taught Interdisciplinary Course,” with Liz Henley. Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning, vol. 7, no. 1, Winter 2018.

“Reading Communities in the Dickens Classroom,” with Liz Henley. Pedagogy, vol. 15, no. 2, Apr. 2015, 331-51.

“Mapping Hardy and Brontë.” Literary Cartographies: Spatiality, Narrative, and the Prospects of World Literature, edited by Robert Tally, Palgrave, 2014, pp. 61-73.

“Sun and Shadow: Solarization and Little Dorrit.” Nineteenth Century Studies, vol. 27, 2013, pp. 71-87.

“Home Baked: Dickens’s English Muffins and Corporate Characters.” Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies, vol. 18, no. 2, 2013, pp. 17-31.

Nostromo’s Uncanny Light.” Conradiana, vol. 44, no. 2-3, Fall/Winter 2012, pp. 127-44.

“Season of Light and Darkness: A Tale of Two Cities and the Daguerrean Imagination.” Dickens Studies Annual, vol. 42, Summer 2011, pp. 237-60.

“Envisioning Reform in Gissing’s The Nether World.” English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, vol. 52, no. 4, Aug. 2009, pp. 458-75.

“Subversion without Limits: From Secretary’s Transgressive S/M to Exquisite Corpse’s Subversive Sadomasochism.” Discourse, vol. 28, no. 1, Winter 2006, pp. 121-41.

Other Publications

Review of Linda K. Hughes’s Replication in the Long Nineteenth Century: Re-Makings and ReproductionsVictorian Studies vol. 63, no. 4, Summer 2021, pp. 607-10.

“How Charles Dickens Presaged the Rise of True Crime Podcasts.” CrimeReads,, 13 Feb. 2020.

Recent Dickens Studies: 2017. Dickens Studies Annual, vol. 50, no. 1, 2019, pp. 130-203.

“Q&A,” with Liz Henley and Kate Oestreich, “19 Cents Blog.” Nineteenth Century Studies Association, 4 Apr. 2016.

Contributor, Journal of Victorian Culture Online:

“Deep Reading the Victorians (Part 3 of 3),” Dec. 2014.

“Deep Reading the Victorians (Part 2 of 3),” Nov. 2014.

“Deep Reading the Victorians (Part 1 of 3),” Nov. 2014.

“Discovering the British Library’s Discovering Literature,” May 2014.

“Really Sick in Bleak House,” Mar. 2014.

“The Martin Chuzzlewit Support Group (with Beth Womack, Part 2 of 2),” Dec. 2013.

“The Martin Chuzzlewit Support Group (with Beth Womack, Part 1 of 2),” Nov. 2013.

“The Government Shutdown and History,” Oct. 2013.

“Roller Derby’s Victorian Prehistory,” Sept. 2013.

“Literary Places: A Review of Placing Literature,” Aug. 2013.

“Images of Victorian Motherhood, Effaced and Exposed,” Jul. 2013.

“The Reading Project,” Jun. 2013.

“Celebrity Circulation II: Dickens’s Moving/Images,” May 2013.

“Celebrity Circulation I: Dickens in Photographs,” Apr. 2013.

“On the Images of Others,” Feb. 2013.

Review of Christopher M. Keirstead’s Victorian Poetry, Europe, and the Challenge of CosmopolitanismVictoriographies, vol. 5, no. 3, Nov. 2015.

Review of Dermot Coleman’s George Eliot and Money: Economics, Ethics, and Literature. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, vol. 33, no. 2, Fall 2014.

Review of Meegan Kennedy’s Revising the Clinic: Vision and Representation in Victorian Medical Narrative and the Novel. Victoriographies, vol. 3, no. 2, Nov. 2013.

“Victorian Game Night.” Solicited blog entry for “Victorians Beyond the Academy.” Journal of Victorian Culture Online, 22 Nov. 2011.

“‘Recalibration’ in Minnesota”

Contributions to the “Biennial Bibliography” of the Research Society of Victorian Periodicals. Victorian Periodicals Review, Fall 2010.

Review of John Kucich’s Imperial Masochism: British Fiction, Fantasy, and Social Class. The Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, vol. 62, no. 1, Spring 2008.

Review of Patricia Ticineto Clough’s edited collection The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social. Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 37, no. 3, Apr. 2008.

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