Review of Richard Hughes Gibson, Forgiveness in Victorian Literature: Grammar, Narrative, and Community, Bloomsbury 2015., MLR 111 (2016): 1123-1125

Review of  Malcolm Andrews, Dickensian Laughter: Essays on Dickens and Humour, Notes and Queries 2015 62 (4): 636-637

Review of Marc Napolitano, Oliver! A Dickensian Musical, New Books Online 19,

Review of Julian Wolfreys, Dickens’ London, New Books Online, 19

Review of Gillian Piggott, Dickens and Benjamin, Review Books Online 19, view_doc.php?index=295

Review of Hye-Joon Toon, ‘Metropolis and Experience: Defoe, Dickens, Joyce’, Dickensian 491 (2013), 275-277.

Review of John Forster: The Life of Charles Dickens: The Illustrated Edition, Notes and Queries (Notes and Queries 2013; doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjs230)

Review of A Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens ed. Peter Robinson, The Use of English 64 (2012), 76-9

Review of David Paroissien (ed.), A Companion to Charles Dickens, Victorian Studies 53 (2011), 766-9.

Review of Sarah Haggarty, Blake’s Gifts: Poetry and the Politics of Exchange, MLR 107 (2012), 278-9

Review of Sibylle Erle, Blake, Lavater and Physiognomy, MLN, 106 (2011), 1132-3

Review of Charles Dickens in Context ed. Sally Ledger and Holly Furneaux, Dickensian, 107, (2011), 249-5

Review of production of Hard Times, Manchester, and also, a bicentennial tribute to William Makepiece Thackeray, Dickensian (Summer 2011) 125-5, 157-60

Review of Fiction Agonistes: In Defence of Literature (Gregory Jusdanis), The Metaphysics of Text (Sukanta Chauduri) and Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories (Gregory Currie). MLR. 106. 2011. 516-519

Review of John Maynard, Literary Intention, and Readers. MLR 106. 2001. 219-220

Review of Kendall Johnson, Henry James and the Visual and Maya Higashi Wakana, Performing the Everyday in Late James, Notes and Queries 58 n.s. 2011, 328-329

Review of ‘Mind Forg’d manacles’ and ‘Blake’s Shadow’: two exhibitions at the Whitworth Art Gallery, 2008; Blake:An Illustrated Quarterly 44 2011, 142-143

Review of Jennifer Jackson, Don Carlos: Narrative Transformation in the Works of Abbé de Saint-Real, Schiller and Verdi, Music and Letters, 92 2011, 135-138. [Reprinted in Verdi Forum 37-38 (2010-2011), 66-70.

Review of Catherine O. Frank, Law, Literature and the Transmission of Culture in England, 1837-1925. Dickensian, Winter 2010, 245-7

Review of Patrick Deer, Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature, MLR, 105.3 (2010), 861-2

Review of Erik Gray, Milton and the Victorians, MLR 105.2.(2010), 537-8

Review of Ranald C Michie, Guilty Money: The City of London in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction 1815-1914, H-Urban,

Review of Stefan Collini, Common Reading: Critics, Historians, Publics, MLR, 104.3 (2009), 854-855

Review of Jason Marc Harris, Folklore and the Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction, MLR 104.3 (2009), 847-8

Review of Herbert F. Tucker, Epic: Britain’s Heroic Muse, MLR, 104.3.842-3

Review of Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Mapping World Literature: International Canonization and Transnational Literatures, MLR 103.3 (2009), 824-6

Review of Julia Prewitt Brown, The Bourgeois Interior: How the Middle Class Imagines itself in Literature and Film, Dickens Quarterly 26.1 (2009) 48-51.

Review of Robert Rix, William Blake and the Cultures of Radical Christianity, Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies 32.1. (2009), 123-4.

Review of Steve Clark and David Worrall (eds.), Blake, Nation and Empire, Byron Journal 36.1 (2008), 77-78

Review of Sarah Annes Brown and Catherine Silverstone (eds.), Tragedy in Transition, MLR 104.1.133-4

Review of Helen Small, The Long Life, MLR 104.1. 134-5

Review of Open Secrets: Education and Authority from J.-J. Rousseau to J.M. Coetzee, MLR 103.4.1095-6

Review of Stefan Collini, Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain, MLR. 103.2, 2008, 544-555.

Review of Francis J. Ambrosio, Dante and Derrida: Face to Face, MLR, 103, 2008, 494-5.

Review of Victor Li, The Neo-Primitivist Turn: Critical Reflections on Alterity, Culture and Modernity, MLR, 103.1 (2008), 177.

Review of Jan Alber, Narrating the Prison, Dickensian, 104 (2008), 54-55

Review of Mary Jacobus, The Poetics of Psychoanalysis: In the Wake of Klein, MLR 102.4. 1130-1131

Review of M.A.R. Habib, A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present. MLR. 102.3.(2007), 812-3.

Review of Will Slocombe, Nihilism and the Postmodern Sublime, MLR 102.2 April 2007, 472-3.

Review of Marina Van Zuylen, Monomania, MLR January 2007, 188-189

Review of Zhang Longxi, Allegoresis: Reading Canonical Literature East and West, MLR January 2007, 180-181

Review of Robert Alter, Imagined Cities, Dickens Quarterly June 2006, 125-127.

Review of Carla Denet, George Ferzoco, Miriam Gill and Marina Spunta, Proteus: The Language of Metamorphosis, MLR 101. 2006, 816.

Review of Antonella Braida, Dante and the Romantics, YES 36.2.270-271.

Review of A Baedeker of Decadence: Charting a Literary Fashion 1884-1927 by George C. Schoolfield, and Peter Brooker, Bohemia in London: The Social Scene of Early Modernism, MLR 101 (2006), 214-216

Review of Emily R. Wilson, Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton, MLR 100 (2005), 1074-1075

Review of Alan Robinson, Imagining London, 1770-1900. Dickensian Spring 2005, 64-66.

Review of John Burr Foster jr and Wayne J. Froman (eds.), Thresholds of Western Culture: Postcoloniality, Transnationalism; Massimo Verdicchio and Robert Burch (eds.) Between Philosophy and Poetry: Writing, Rhythm, History; and James Swearingen and Joanne Cutting-Gray, Extreme Beauty: Aesthetics, Death, MLR 35 (2005), 344-347

Review Essay: ‘Puritanism and Colonialism’, review of Sarojini Jayawickrama, “Writing that Conquers: Re-reading Knox’s ‘An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon”‘, Polity [Colombo] 2004 vol 2 no. 2, 15-19.

Review of Stanley Freidman, Edward Giuliano, Anne Humpherys, Michael Timko (eds.) Dickens Studies Annual 33, Dickensian 100 (Summer 2004), 161-163

Review of Paul Robinson, “Opera, Sex and Other Vital Matters”, Sexualities 7 (2) 2004, 253-255

Review of Richard Halpern, “Shakespeare’s Perfume”, Sexualities 7 (1) 2004, 121-123

Review of Tim Fulford, ed. “Romanticism and Millenarianism” and Tristanne J. Connolly, “William Blake and the Body”, MLR 99 (2004), 752-54

Review of Amy Elias, ‘Sublime Desire: History and Post 1960s Fiction’ and Valentine Cunningham, Rereading After Theory, YES 34 (2004), 325-327.

Review of Loss Pequeno Glazier, “Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries” and Marjorie Perloff, “21st Century Modernism: The ‘New’ Poetics” MLR 99 (2004), 183-185.

Review of Jerome Meckier, “Great Expectations: Misnar’s Pavilion versus Cinderella,” The Dickensian 99 (Summer 2003), 165-67

Review of Lyn Pykett, “Charles Dickens: Critical Issues,” The Dickensian 99 (Spring 2003), 62-64

Review of Sheila A. Spector, “‘Wonders Divine’: The Development of Blake’s Kabbalistic Myth,” and “‘Glorious Incomprehensible’: The Development of Blake’s Kabbalistic Language,” MLR 98 (2003), 973-4

Review of David Trend, ed. “Reading Digital Culture”, MLR 98 (2003), 191-3

Review of David Farrell Krell, “The Purest of Bastards: Works of Mourning, Art and Affirmation in the Thought of Jacques Derrida, MLR 98 (2003), 541-42

Review of Kathleen Lundeen, “Knight of the Living Dead: William Blake and the Problem of Ontology,” and Tony Trigilio, “Strange Prophecies: Re-reading Apocalypse in Blake, H.D. and Ginsberg,” and Michael Philips, “William Blake: The Creation of the ‘Songs’: From Manuscript to Illuminated Printing,” MLR 98 (2003), 438-40

Review of Peter Brooks, “Troubling Confessions: Speaking Guilt in Law and Literature,” MLR, 98 (2003), 416-7

Review essay: “Savage Nights: Sexuality and the City”; on Ben Gove, Cruising Culture: Promiscuity, Desire and American Gay Literature; Mandy Merck, In Your Face: Nine Sexual Studies; Hugh Stevens and Caroline Howlett (eds.) Modernist Sexualities, Sexualities 2002 5 (2002), 114-119.

Review of Joseph Kronick, “Derrida and the Future of Literature,” and Bruce Lincoln, “Theorizing Myth: Narrative, Ideology and Scholarship,” YES 32, (2002),333-335.

Review of Ken Hirschkop, “Mikhail Bahktin: An Aesthetic for Democracy,” and Craig Brandist and Galin Tihanov (eds.) “Materializing Bakhtin: The Bakhtin Circle and Social Theory” YES 32 (2002), 331-333

Review ofSteven Connor, “Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism,” MLR 97 (2002), 786-7.

Review of John Bowen, “Other Dickens: Pickwick to Chuzzlewit,” and Andrew Sanders, “Dickens and the Spirit of the Age,” Nineteenth-Century Literature 55 (2001), 548-552.

Review of Hayden White, “Figural Realism,” Susan Rowland, “C.G. Jung and Literary Theory” and David Boyd and Imre Salusinsky (eds.) “Re-reading Frye” MLR 96 (2001), 452-4.

Review of Michael Caesar, “Umberto Eco” MLR 96 (2001), 145-6

Review of N. Katherine Hayles, “How We Became Post-Human” MLR 96 (2001), 143-5

Review of Stuart Burnett, (ed.) “Hegel after Derrida,” MLR 95 (2000), 1179-80

Review of Adeline R. Tintner, “Henry James’s Legacy: The Afterlife of his Figure and Fiction,” Henry James Review 21 (2000) 189-190.Christina Howells, “Derrida: From Phenomenology to Ethics” MLR 95 (2000), 1178

Review of Rodolphe Gasché, “The Wild Card of Reading” MLR 95 (2000), 1177

Review of Paul Robinson, “Gay Lives: Homosexual Autobiography from John Addington Symonds to Paul Monette,” Sexualities 3 (2000), 121-2.

Review of Eugene Goodheart, “The Reign of Ideology,” MLR 95 (2000), 169-170

Review of Vincent P. Pecora. “Households of the Soul.” MLR 94 (1999): 807-808.

Review of David S. Ferris (ed.) “Walter Benjamin: Theoretical Questions/” MLR 94 (1999): 486-7.

Review of Cathy Caruth. “Trauma: Explorations in Memory”; Michael S. Roth “The Ironist’s Cage: Memory, Trauma and the Construction of History.” MLR 94. (1999), 299-301.

Review of James Battersby, ed. “Reason and the Nature of Texts”; John O’Neill, ““Freud and the Passions,” YES 29 (1999), 318-320

Review of Andrew H. Miller “Novels Behind Glass: Commodity Culture and Victorian Narrative”. YES, 28, 1998: 332-333.

Review of Liam Kennedy. “Susan Sontag: Mind As Passion”. MLR, 93.1, 1998:215-216.

Review of Kevin McLaughlin. “Writing in Parts: Imitation and Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Literature”. MLR, 93.3, 1998: 800-801.

Review of Mark Edmundson. “Literature Against Philosophy, Plato to Derrida: A Defence of Poetry”. Mack Smith. “Literary Realism and the Ekphrastic Tradition”. MLR, 93.1, 1998: 156-158

Review of Joseph Bristow. “Sexuality”. Sexualities, 1(1), 1997:113-114.

Review of Hillis Miller. “Topographies”. MLR, 92.4, 1997: 928-929.Alexander Welsh. “Freud’s Wishful Dream Book”. MLR, 92.4, 1997: 925.Tom Cohen. “Anti-Mimesis from Plato to Hitchcock”. MLR, 92.4, 1997:924-925

Review of Dino S. Cervigni and Edward Vasta (Trans. and ed.). “Vita Nuova”. MLR, 92.3, 1997: 750-751.

Review of Ruth Ronen. “Possible Worlds in Literary Theory”. Karl Heinz Bohrer. “Suddenness: On the Moment of Aesthetic Appearance”. MLR, 92.1, 1997:142-143.

Review of John Kleiner. “Mismapping the Underworld: Daring and Error in Dante’s ‘Comedy’” MLR, 91.4, 1996: 1008-1009.

Review of Matei Calinescu. “Rereading”. Robert D.Newman. “Transgressions of Reading: Narrative Engagement as Exile and Return”. MLR, 91.4, 1996: 950-951.

Review of Stephen Reckert. “Beyond Chrysanthemums: Perspectives on Poetry East and West” MLR, 91.3, 1996: 685-686.

Review of Ortwin De Graef. “Serenity on Crisis: A Preface to Paul De Man, 1939-1960”. Bruce Krajewski. “Travelling with Hermes: Hermeneutics and Rhetoric”. YES, 25,1995:235-236

Review of Susan Derwin. “The Ambivalence of Form: Lukacs, Freud, and the Novel”. YES, 25, 1995:232-233.

Review of Clare Regan Kinney. “Strategies of Poetic Narrative: Chaucer, Spenser, Milton, Eliot”. David Jasper. “Rhetoric, Power and Community: An Exercise in Reserve”. YES, 25, 1995: 231-232

Review of Peter Burger. “The Decline of Modernism”. MLR, 90.3, 1995:723-724.

Review of Allon White. “Carnival, Hysteria, and Writing: Collected Essays and Autobiography”. MLR, 90.1, 1995: 170-171.

Review of John Sturrock. “The Language of a Autobiography: Studies in the First Person Singular”. David Ferris. “Theory and the Evasion of History”. MLR, 90.1,1995:123-125.

Review of David Lawton. “Blasphemy”. MLR, 90.1, 1995:123.

Review of A.D.Nuttall. “Openings: Narrative Beginnings from the Epic to the Novel”. David Perkins. “Is Literary History Possible?”. Timothy J.Reiss. “The Meaning of Literature”. MLR, 90.1, 1995:120-122.

Review of John Lennard. “But I Digress: The Exploitation of Parentheses in English Printed Verse”. YES, 24, 1994: 353-354.

Review of Philip J.M.Sturgess. “Narrativity: Theory and Practice”. Bernard Duyfhuizen. “Narratives of Transmission”. MLR, 89.3, 1994: 699-700.

Review of Lorraine Clark. “Blake, Kierkegaard, and the Spectre of Dialectic”. MLR, 89.2, 1994: 457-458.

Review of Thomas Harrison. “Essayism: Conrad, Musil and Pirandello”. Stefan Collini (ed.) “Interpretation and Overinterpretation: Umberto Eco, with Richard Rorty,Jonathan Culler, Christine Brooke-Rose”. MLR, 89.2, 1994: 431-433

Review of Jonathan Dollimore. “Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault”. Stephen Prickett (ed.). “Reading the Text: Biblical Criticism and Literary Theory”. MLR, 89.1, 1994: 175-177.

Review of Burton Raffel. “Artists All: Creativity, the University, and the World”. Angus Fletcher. “Colors of the Mind: Conjectures on Thinking in Literature”. MLR, 89.1, 1994: 173-175

Review of Zachary Leader. “Writer’s Block”. MLR, 88.4, 1993: 927-928

Review of Neil Cornwell. “The Literary Fantastic: From Gothic to Postmodernism”. MLR, 87, 1992: 912- 913.

Review of Howard Jones. “The Epicurean Tradition”. Arthur F.Kinney. “Continental Humanist Poetics: Studies in Erasmus, Castiglione, Marguerite de Navarre, Rabelais, and Cervantes”. MLR, 86, 1991: 661-663.

Review of Martin Bock. “Crossing the Shadow-Line: The Literature of Estrangement” YES 21.1991: 316-318

Review of Harold Bloom. “Ruin the Sacred Truths: Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present”. MLR, 86, 1991: 655-656.

Review of Robert Pogue Harrison. “The Body of Beatrice”. MLR, 86.1, 1991: 220-221

Review of George Yost. “Pieracci and Shelley: An Italian Scripta ‘Ur Cenci’”. MLR, 84, 1989: 937-938

Review of Hayden White. “The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation”. MLQ 49 (1988): 192-19

Review of Philip Weinstein. “The Semantics of Desire: Changing Models of Identity from Dickens to Joyce.” James Joyce Broadsheet 25 (1988) 2.

Review of Rick Altman. “The American Film Musical”. Journal of  American Studies, 22.2, 1988:294