Publications

Vicarious Narratives: A Literary History of Sympathy, 1750-1850 (under contract with Oxford University Press).

“‘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. Supported by an ASPIRE II grant, the Center for Digital Humanities, the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, and the Magellan Scholars Program.

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.

“Natural Gestures: Plants on the Pages of British Romantic Poetry,” article

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