Vicarious Narratives: A Literary History of Sympathy, 1750-1850 (Oxford University Press, 2019)  description | link

Articles and Essays

“Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the Ordering of Nature, and the Logic of the Book” 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era (forthcoming Spring 2023)

“Perspectives on Slavery: The ‘Description of the Brooks Slave Ship’ and the African Girl of Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy” Romanticism on the Net 77-78 (Spring 2022) abstract | link

“‘Life and Food for Future Years’: Revisiting ‘Tintern Abbey’ through Historical Marginalia” Wordsworth Circle 53.2 (Spring 2022): 266-289 abstract | link

“Graphic Constructions of Knowledge in Piranesi’s Maps and Diderot’s Encyclopédie” Eighteenth-Century Studies 54.4 (Summer 2021): 957-978  abstract | link

“‘Irritable Reaching’ and the Conditions of Romantic Mediation,” in Keats’s Negative Capability: New Origins and Afterlives, ed. Brian Rejack and Michael Theune (Liverpool University Press, 2019): 108-121 abstract | link

“‘To Know What You Are All Thinking’: Riddles and Minds in Jane Austen’s Emma” Poetics Today 39.4 (Winter 2018): 651-678 abstract | link

“Fictional Footnotes, Novelistic Mediation, and Romantic Orientalism: Elizabeth Hamilton’s Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah” European Romantic Review 26.6 (Dec 2015): 773-787 abstract | link

“Theorizing Character in Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda” Nineteenth-Century Literature 67.4 (March 2013): 433-456 abstract | link

“Written on the Brow: Character, Narrative, and the Face in Byron and Austen” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 34.5 (Dec 2012): 1-15 abstract | link

“Translating Sympathy by the Letter: Henry Mackenzie, Sophie de Condorcet, and Adam Smith” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 22.2 (Fall 2009): 71-98.  abstract | link

“Novelistic Sympathy in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” Studies in Romanticism 48.1 (Spring 2009): 3-22 abstract | link


Samuel H. Kress Digital Art History Grant, PI: The Digital Piranesi (2022-24), $10,500; with co-PI Zoe Langer

ASPIRE II grant, USC, co-PI: Translating Piranesi (2021-22), $86,912; with PI Aria dal Molin, co-PI Anna House, and postdoctoral fellow Zoe Langer

ASPIRE II grant, USC, co-PI: The Virtual Piranesi (2020-22), $99,629; with PI Jason Porter and co-PI Evan Meaney

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation grant, PI: Piranesi exhibition (2019-22), $10,000

NEH Division of Preservation and Access Implementation grant, PI: The Digital Piranesi (2019-23), $339,684; with co-PI Mike Gavin and postdoctoral fellow Zoe Langer

ASPIRE II grant, USC, PI: The Digital Piranesi (2017-19), $75,730; with co-PIs Mike Gavin and Andrew Graciano

Current Projects

The Digital Piranesi,” a digital humanities project on the works of eighteenth-century printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Short book project on botany, book history, and Romantic poetry

Image from Piranesi’s Opere, Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, USC