• Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder (Oxford University Press, 2014)
    • While it is a truism that the period’s literature is distinguished by its realism and air of probability, Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder argues that wonder is integral to–rather than antithetical to–the developing techniques of novelistic fiction.


  • “On Being Difficult.” Forthcoming in Lumen. Volume 39, 2020.
  • “Theory Attachment.” Forthcoming in Eighteenth-Century Culture. Volume 49, 2020.
  • “Flimsy Materials: Or, What the Eighteenth Century Can Teach us About Twenty-First Century Worlding.” Critical Inquiry. (Winter 2016).
  • “Enlightenment Bubbles, Romantic Worlds.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. 56.1 (Spring 2016).
  • “On Not (Yet) Getting It.” We, Reading, Now. (March 2015).
  • “Rethinking the Real with Robinson Crusoe and David Hume.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction. 47.3 (2014).
  • “Fictions, Lies, and Baron Munchausen’s Narrative.” Modern Philology 109.4 (2012). 483-509

Book Chapters

  •  “Lost in the Castle of Scepticism: Sceptical Philosophy as Gothic Romance.” Fictions of Knowledge: Fact, Evidence, Doubt. Eds. Yota Batsaki, Subha Mukherji, and Jan-Melissa Schramm. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 152-173.
  • “Forging Figures of Invention in Eighteenth-Century Britain.” The Age of Projects. Ed. Maximillian Novak. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008. 344-369.

Book Reviews

  • Review of Helen Thompson, Fictional Matter. Digital Defoe, Issue 11.1, Fall 2019.
  • Review of Peter Mendelsund, What We See When We Read. American Book Review. 38.5 (2017). 12-13.
  • Review of Darryl P. Domingo, The Rhetoric of Diversion in English Literature and Culture, 1690-1760. The Review of English Studies. 28 June 2017.
  • Review of E. Konig, The Orphan in Eighteenth-Century Fiction. Modern Language Review. Volume III. Part I. January 2016.
  • “Enchanted Enlightenment.” (Review of Jesse Molesworth, Chance and the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Realism, Probability, Magic.) NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction. 45.3 (2012). 502-505.

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