ESSAYS


‘Manuscript in the House of Print: Samuel Richardson and Media Shift’, in N. H. Keeble and Tessa Whitehouse (eds), Textual Transformations: Purposing and Repurposing Texts from Richard Baxter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Oxford: Oxford University Press), forthcoming

‘The Subjective Turn’, in David Duff (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 311-26

‘Fictions, Libels, and Unions in the Long Eighteenth Century’, in Gerrard Carruthers and Colin Kidd (eds), Literature and Union: Scottish Texts, British Contexts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 97-122

Short article as part of ‘How to be a great journal editor: advice from eight top academic editors’, Times Higher, 14 December 2017, 500 words

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/how-be-great-journal-editor-advice-eight-top- academic-editors

‘Portraying the Life’, in Peter Sabor and Betty Schellenberg (eds), Samuel Richardson in Context (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 1-17

‘Jane Austen’s Teenage Writings: Amusement, Effusion, Nonsense’, in Kathryn Sutherland (ed.), Jane Austen: Writer in the World (Oxford: Bodleian Publications, 2017), 16-35

‘Afterword’, ‘Mediating Richardson’ Special Issue, Eighteenth-Century Fiction 29.2 (Winter 2016-17), 317-25

(with Christopher Geary), ‘Seditious Libel in Eighteenth-Century Dublin: Polyphemus’s Farewel (1714)’, Eighteenth-Century Ireland / Iris an dá chultúr 31 (2016), 168-76

‘Poems in the Novel’, in Jack Lynch (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Poetry, 1660-1800 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), 72-87

‘Restoration Fiction’, in J. A. Downie (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), 155-71

‘Small Particles of Fame: Subjectivity, Celebrity, Sterne’, in Peter de Voogd, Judith Hawley, and Melvyn New (eds), Sterne, Tristram, Yorick: Tercentenary Essays on Laurence Sterne (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2015), 3-24

‘Fictions of the Union’, in Peter Garside and Karen O’Brien (eds), English and British Fiction 1750-1820, Vol. 2 of The Oxford History of the Novel in English (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 424-41

‘Johnson's Poetry of Repetition’, in Howard D. Weinbrot (ed.), Samuel Johnson: New Contexts for a New Century (San Marino: Huntington Library / University of California Press, 2014), 71-87

‘Paper Wars: Literature and/as Conflict During the Seven Years War’, in Frans de Bruyn and Shaun Regan (eds), The Culture of the Seven Years’ War: Empire, Identity, and the Arts (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 119-46

'Novel Designs: Manipulating the Page in English Fiction, 1660-1780', in Patrick Parrinder, Andrew Nash and Nicola Wilson (eds), New Directions in the History of the Novel (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 17-49

‘Epistolary Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century’, in Robert DeMaria, Heesok Chang and Samantha Zacher (eds), A Companion to British Literature, 4 vols (Oxford: Blackwell, 2014), 3: 159-73

‘Afterword’, in Min Wild and Noel Chevalier (eds), Reading Christopher Smart in the Twenty-First Century: By Succession of Delight (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2013), 227-32

‘Narrative’, in Janet Todd (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 1-14 (with John Baird)

‘Cowper’s Light Propitious’, Notes and Queries 60.1 (2013), 110-11

‘Samuel Richardson (1689-1761): The Epistolary Novel’, in Michael Bell (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to European Novelists (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 54-71

‘Shakespeare and the Novel’, in Peter Sabor and Fiona Ritchie (eds), Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 118-40

‘Obscenity and the Erotics of Fiction’, in Robert L. Caserio and Clement C. Hawes (eds), The Cambridge History of the English Novel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 131-46

‘Henry Fielding’, Oxford Bibliographies Online (Oxford University Press, 2012; revised and updated, 2017), 10k words

http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199846719/obo-9780199846719-0024.xml

‘Samuel Richardson’, Oxford Bibliographies Online (Oxford University Press, 2012; revised and updated, 2017), 10k words

http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199846719/obo-9780199846719-0050.xml

Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility’, in Edward Copeland and Juliet McMaster (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen, 2nd edn (Cambridge University Press, 2011), 21-38

‘Daniel Defoe’, in Adrian Poole (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to English Novelists (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 14-30

‘Wollstonecraft and Milton on Divorce’, Notes and Queries 57.4 (2010), 563-65

‘The Practice and Poetics of Curlism: Print, Obscenity, and the Merryland Pamphlets in the Career of Edmund Curll’, in Ina Ferris and Paul Keen (eds), Bookish Histories: Books, Literature, and Commercial Modernity, 1700-1900 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 232-56

‘Defoe’s Ears: The Dunciad, the Pillory, and Seditious Libel’, in The Eighteenth-Century Novel 6-7 (2009), Special Double Number: Essays in Honor of John Richetti, 159-96

A Sentimental Journey and the Failure of Feeling’, in Thomas Keymer (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 79-94

‘Fielding’s Machiavellian Moment’, in Claude Rawson (ed.), Henry Fielding (1707-1754), Novelist, Playwright, Journalist: A Double Anniversary Tribute (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008), pp. 58-91

‘Fielding’s Satire and the Jestbook Tradition: The Case of Lord Justice Page’, in Nicholas Hudson and Aaron Santesso (eds), Swift’s Travels: Eighteenth-Century British Satire and Its Legacy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 198-216

‘Materialism, Mechanism, and the Novel’, in David Womersley and Richard McCabe (eds), Text and Context: Essays in Literary History Presented to Howard-Erskine Hill (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008), pp. 307-33

‘Fielding’s Theatrical Career’, in Claude Rawson (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Henry Fielding (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), pp. 17-37

‘Assorted Versions of Assaulted Virgins; or, Teaching and Textual Instability’, in Jocelyn Harris and Lisa Zunshine (eds), Approaches to Teaching the Works of Samuel Richardson (New York: MLA, 2006), pp. 24-31

‘Lady Echlin: Richardson’s Window on Eighteenth-Century Ireland’, in Colin Gibson and Lisa Marr (eds), New Windows on a Woman’s World: A Festschrift for Jocelyn Harris (Dunedin: University of Otago, 2005), pp. 62-76

‘Parliamentary Printing, Paper Credit, and Corporate Fraud: A New Episode in Richardson’s Early Career’Eighteenth-Century Fiction 17.2 (2005), 183-206

‘Rank’, in Janet Todd (ed.), Jane Austen in Context, The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen, Vol. 9 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 385-94

‘Sentimental Fiction: Ethics, Social Critique, and Philanthropy’, in John Richetti (ed.), The Cambridge History of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 572-601

‘Sterne and Romantic Autobiography’, in Thomas Keymer and Jon Mee (eds), The Cambridge Companion to English Literature 1740-1830 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp. 173-93

‘Dorothy Bellingham, Lady Bradshaigh’, ‘Sarah Kirkham Chapone’, ‘Elizabeth Bellingham, Lady Echlin’, ‘John Kelly’, ‘James Leake’, ‘Eusebius Silvester’, in Colin Matthew and Brian Harrison (eds), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

‘“Scholia” to the Florida Tristram Shandy Annotations, 661.17-18’, Scriblerian 37.1 (Fall 2004), 103-4; reprinted in Shandean 15 (2004), 158-9

‘Tom Jones, Nell Gwyn, and the Cambridge Jest Book’, Notes and Queries 51.4 (2004), 408-9


‘“Scholia” to the Florida Tristram Shandy Annotations, 655.14-15’, Scriblerian 35.1-2 (2002-3), 102-3; reprinted in Shandean 15 (2004), 157-8

‘Samuel Richardson’s Correspondence: Additions to Eaves and Kimpel’, Notes and Queries 50.2 (2003), 215-8 (co-authored with Peter Sabor)


‘John Kelly, “Bookseller’s Hackney” of Jamaica’, Georgian Jamaica 10.2 (2002), 3-4

‘“Scholia” to the Florida Tristram Shandy Annotations, 136.26-137.7’, Scriblerian 34.1-2 (2001-2), 111- 12; reprinted in Shandean 15 (2004), 142-3

‘Mackenzie, Sterne, and the Failure of Feeling’, in Jakob Lothe, Tore Rem, and Juan Christian Pellicer (eds), Literary Sinews: Essays in Honour of Professor Bjørn Tysdahl (Oslo: Novus Forlag, 2003), pp. 31-43

‘William Toldervy and the Origins of Smart’s A Translation of the Psalms of DavidReview of English Studies 54 No. 213 (2003), 52-66

Clarissa’, in David Womersley (ed.), A Companion to Literature from Milton to Blake (Oxford: Blackwell, 2000), pp. 322-30

‘Reading Time in Serial Fiction before Dickens’Yearbook of English Studies 30 (2000), 34-45

‘Jane Collier’, in Margaret Drabble (ed.), The Oxford Companion to English Literature, 6th edn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), 218

Horticulture Wars: Tristram Shandy and Upon Appleton House’, Shandean 11 (1999), 38-48

‘Johnson, Madness, and Smart’, in Clement Hawes (ed.), Christopher Smart and the Enlightenment(New York: St Martin’s Press, 1999), pp. 177-94

‘Narratives of Loss: The Poems of Ossian and Tristram Shandy, in Fiona Stafford and Howard Gaskill (eds), From Gaelic to Romantic: Ossianic Translations (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1998), pp. 79-96. Reprinted with abridgment in Melvyn New (ed.), Critical Essays on Laurence Sterne (New York: G. K. Hall, 1998), pp. 68-83

‘Reception, and The Rape of the Lock, and Richardson’, in Howard Erskine-Hill (ed.), Alexander Pope: World and Word, Proceedings of the British Academy No. 91 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 147-75

Joseph Andrews, Benjamin Martyn’s Timoleon, and the Statue of Surprize’, Notes and Queries 45.4 (1998), 460-1

‘Dying by Numbers: Tristram Shandy and Serial Fiction (2)’, Shandean 9 (1997), 34-69

‘“Letters about Nothing”: Johnson and Epistolary Writing’, in Greg Clingham (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), pp. 224-39

‘Fielding’s Amanuensis’, Notes and Queries 43.3 (1996), 303-4

James Boswell’, ‘Epistolary Novel’, ‘James Macpherson’, ‘Samuel Richardson’, ‘Christopher Smart’, ‘Tobias Smollett’, in Mark Hawkins-Dady (ed.), Reader's Guide to Literature in English (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1996), pp. 81-82, 251-52, 458-59, 657-58, 737, 738-39

‘Dying by Numbers: Tristram Shandy and Serial Fiction (1)’, Shandean 8 (1996), 41-67

‘Jane Collier, Reader of Richardson, and the Fire Scene in Clarissa’, in Albert J. Rivero (ed.), New Essays on Samuel Richardson (New York: St Martin’s Press, 1996), 141-61

Pamela’s Fables: Aesopian Writing and Political Implication in Samuel Richardson and Sir Roger L’Estrange’XVII‑XVIII: Bulletin de la société d’études anglo‑américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles 41 (1995), 81-101. Reprinted 1999 in Pierre Arnaud (ed.), Le Portrait (Paris: Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne), 43-60

‘Presenting Jeopardy: Language, Authority, and the Voice of Smart in Jubilate Agno’, in Howard Erskine-Hill and Richard McCabe (eds), Presenting Poetry: Composition, Publication, Reception(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 97‑116

‘Smollett’s Scotlands: Culture, Politics and Nationhood in Humphry Clinker and Defoe’s TourHistory Workshop Journal 40 (1995), 118‑32

‘Weeping Dryads, Wealden Iron, and Smart’s “Against Despair”: Preromantic Ecology?’Durham University Journal 57.2 (1995), 269-77

‘Clarissa’s Death, Clarissa’s Sale, and the Text of the Second Edition’, Review of Engish Studies 45 No. 179 (1994), 389-96

‘Readers and Stage-Coaches in Fielding and Sterne’, Notes and Queries 41.2 (1994), 209-11

‘Getting Level: Pamela, Pope, and J‑‑‑‑ W‑‑‑‑’, Q/W/E/R/T/Y: Arts, Littératures et Civilisations du Monde Anglophone 4 (1994), 111‑19

‘Marvell, Thomas Hollis, and Sterne’s Maria: Parody in A Sentimental Journey’, Shandean 5 (1993), 9‑31

‘Laurence Sterne’, in Annick Benoit-Dusausoy and Guy Fontaine (eds), Lettres européennes: Histoire de la littérature européenne (Paris: Hachette, 1992), pp. 549-52. Reprinted as History of European Literature, translated by Michael Wooff (London: Routledge), pp. 389-93

‘Richardson, Incognita, and the Whitehall Evening-Post: New Light on Richardson’s Correspondence with Lady Bradshaigh and the Text of His First Letter’, Notes and Queries 39.4 (1992), 477-80

‘Richardson’s Meditations: Clarissa’s Clarissa’, in Margaret Anne Doody and Peter Sabor (eds), Samuel Richardson: Tercentenary Essays (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 89‑109 and 275‑77