The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.


“Scale in Tess in Scale,” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 52.1 (May 2019), 44-63.

“How We Might Live: Utopian Ecology in William Morris and Samuel Butler.” In Ecological Form: System and Aesthetics in the Age of Empire. Eds. Nathan K. Hensley and Philip Steer. New York: Fordham University Press, 2018.

“Scale as Form: Thomas Hardy’s Rocks and Stars.” In Anthropocene Reading: Literary History in Geological Times. Eds. Tobias Menely and Jesse Oak Taylor. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2017.

“Harmony and Dissonance.” Classicisms, edited by Larry Norman and Anne Leonard. Chicago: Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 2017.

Fin du Globe: On Decadent Planets,” Victorian Studies 58.4, (Summer 2016).

“After the Arctic Sublime,” New Literary History 47.1 (May 2016)

V21: Presentism, Form, and the Future of History. Special issue of Boundary 2 Online, co-edited with Anna Kornbluh (September 2016).

“Scale, Resonance, Presence.” Victorian Studies 59.1 (Autumn 2016).

“Oscar Wilde’s Un-American Tour: Mormonism, Aestheticism, and Transnational Resonance,” American Literary History 26.4 (December 2014): 1-29.

“Critical Empathy: Vernon Lee’s Aesthetics and the Origins of Close Reading,” Victorian Studies 55.1 (Autumn 2012).

“Aesthetic Freedom: Walter Pater and the Politics of Autonomy” ELH 77.3 (Fall 2010): 731-756.

“Undoing Legal Violence: Walter Benjamin’s and Giorgio Agamben’s Aesthetics of Pure Means,” Journal of Law and Society 34.1 (March 2007) 46-64.

Reviews and Entries

Review of Wicked Intelligence, by Matthew C. Hunter, Critical Inquiry (2014).

“Vernon Lee.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Review of The Reception of Oscar Wilde in Europe, ed. Stefano Evangelista, Victorian Studies 54.2 (Winter 2012): 366-368.

Review of Gothic and Modernism, ed. John Paul Riquelme, Modern Philology 110.2 (November 2012): E111-E114.

Review of State of Exception, by Giorgio Agamben, Law, Culture and the Humanities 1.2 (July 2005): 264–265.