Academic Publications


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How to Read a Diary: Critical Contexts and Interpretive Strategies for 21st-Century Readers. Routledge, 2019. [Routledge] [Amazon].

Grief and Genre in American Literature, 1790-1870, Ashgate Publishers, 2011. [Amazon]

Essays (Selected)

“Digitized Diary Archives.” The Diary: The Epic of Everyday Life, edited by Batsheva Ben-Amos and Dan Ben-Amos. Indiana University Press, 2020, pp. 163-75.

“Dickinson and the Diary.” The New Dickinson Studies, edited by Michelle Kohler. Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 163-75.

“’The Impudent Fellow Came in Swareing’: Constructing and Defending Quaker Community in Elizabeth Drinker’s Diary,”New Critical Studies on Quaker Women: 1650-1800, edited by Michele Lise Tarter and Catie Gill. Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 146-163.

“Bingo Pedagogy: Team-Based Learning and the Literature Survey.” Teaching the Literature Survey, edited by James M. Lang, Gwynn Dujardin, and John Staunton; Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series, West Virginia University Press, 2017, pp. 49-67.

“Reading Digitized Diaries: Privacy and the Digital Life Writing Archive.” a/b: Autobiography Studies, vol. 33, no.1, Winter 2017, pp. 1-18.

“Minding the Gaps in Serial Diary Fiction: The Case of ‘Susy L—’s Diary’.” American Periodicals, vol. 27, no.2, Fall 2017, pp. 125-139.

“Windows on Writing: Susanna Rowson and the Scene of Female Authorship.” Studies in the Novel, vol. 49, no. 2, Summer 2017, pp. 149-169.

“The Friendship Elegy.” A History of Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry, edited by Jennifer Putzi and Alexandra Socarides. Cambridge UP, 2016, pp. 106-120.

“Rowson’s Poetics: Dialog, Discord, and Debate in Miscellaneous Poems.” Studies in American Fiction, vol. 38, no. 1-2, Spring & Fall 2011, pp. 115-138.

“Understanding the Fear and Love of Death in Three Premature Burial Stories: ‘Premature Burial,’ ‘Morella,’ and ‘The Fall of the House of Usher.’” MLA Approaches to Teaching Poe’s Prose and Poetry, edited by Jeffrey A. Weinstock and Anthony Magistrale. New York: Modern Language Association, 2009, pp. 69-75.

“What is the Grass?: The Roots of Walt Whitman’s Cemetery Meditation.” Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, vol. 25, no.3, Winter 2008, pp. 89-107.

“Illegitimate Children and Bastard Sequels: The Case of Susanna Rowson’s Lucy Temple.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, vol. 24, no. 1, 2007, pp. 1-23.

“The Imperfect Dead: Mourning Women in Eighteenth-Century Oratory and Fiction.” Early American Literature, vol. 39, no.3, 2004, pp. 487-509.

“Mourning, Masculinity, and the Drama of the American Revolution.” American Drama, vol. 13, no. 1, Winter 2004, pp. 31- 45.

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and the Primetime ‘Outing’ of Walt Whitman.” Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, vol. 17, no. 1-2, Summer/Fall 1999, pp. 69-76.

Updated June 18, 2020

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