Area of Interest
19th-century literary and cultural studies, translation, liturgy and theology, cultural
theory, popular culture in Europe and America, the Victorian period, creative writing,
law and literature, nineteenth-century comparative literature, poetry, music, photography,
media, technology Balzac, Rimbaud, Zola, interdisciplinary studies, monastic traditions
in France and Italy, French language and bilingualism, Italian language and bilingualism,
Stealing Things: Theft and the Nineteenth-Century Author in France , Forthcoming:
Summer 2013 from Lexington Books.
Movies With Legs: Crossing Borders With Foreign Language Film (essays), co-editor
with Véronique Maisier. (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011)
Criminal Papers: Reading Crime in the Nineteenth-Century French (essays), editor.
(Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.)
- "Théophile Gautier's Mademoiselle de Maupin," Gale Literary Criticism Series . (Dec
- "Reading Royalty in the Queen's Necklace," in Textual Practice Vol 26, No. 2 (April 2012), pp 181-217.
- "After Arizona: Military Musicians in the Second World War, HAS Microhistory," in
Revue LISA (Literature, Ideas, Images, and Societies of the Anglophone World) . Vol.
X, No. 1 (March 2012), pp 209-234.
- "The No. 1 Parisian Detective Agency: Vidocq and the 'Third Space' of the Private
Police" in Belgrade BELLS Vol. 2 (December 2010), pp 275-306.
- "The Individual in the (Catholic) Mass: Restoration, Self and Community in Liturgy
and Literature," in Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism , Vol. 10 (2010), pp 49-66.
- "Paper Dolls and Post-It Notes: Teaching Goriot through Prop (p) s," in Dalhousie French Studies Vol. 87 (summer 2009), pp 105-128.
- "Mapping the Desert: Charles de Foucauld, Arthur Rimbaud, and the Geographical Society,
1884-1885," in Journal of Historical Geography . Vol 35, Issue 1 (2009), pp 104-127.
- "Oculi omnium: Mystery and show on the Altar and the Screen," in Excavatio , Volume XXII (1-2), 2007, pp 87-100. Excavatio is the journal of the AIZEN (International Association for the Study of
Zola and Naturalism ).
- "For the Pleasure of Ladies: Theft, Gender, and Object Relations in Thérèse Raquin
and Au Bonheur des Dames" in Excavatio , Volume XII (September 1999), pp 41-52.
Creative (recent selections)
- What the Eye Arranges, novel, représentée par Acacia House Literary Agency (December
- "Back Roads" and "Butterfly Season," poems, in Salamander Vol. 16, No. 1 (2010).
- Where The Angel Passed, novel, work in progress.