Publications

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

“‘Irritable Reaching’ and the Conditions of Romantic Mediation,” in Keatss 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

Current Projects

The Digital Piranesi,” a digital humanities project on the works of eighteenth-century printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Generously funded by a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and Access, an ASPIRE II grant from USC’s Office of the Vice President for Research, the Center for Digital Humanities, the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, the Maners-Pappas Endowment, and the Magellan Scholars Program.  Local media coverage here.

Ghostwriting,” a digital humanities project devoted to collecting, cataloging, and sharing evidence of historical readers in library books. Funded by a Provost’s grant, 2017-2018.

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

Article on annotations in a copy of Lyrical Ballads from a friend of William Wordsworth’s

Article on Giovanni Piranesi’s encyclopedic maps and cartographic metaphors in Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie

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