Chapters in books, or books edited:


‘Pickwick Papers: The Posthumous Life of Writing’ in Robert Patten, John Jordan and Catherine Waters (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens. Oxford: 2018, 92-104.

‘Bunyan, Emblem, and Allegory’, in Michael Davies and W.R. Owens (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of John Bunyan. Oxford, 2018. 361-378.

The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2017). 1-863. General editor, and author of Prologue, and chapters on early modern London and Vienna, and seven introductions to individual parts of the book, which had 40 contributors.

‘The Workhouse World of Oliver Twist: Mother, Orphan, Foundling’ in Valerie Kennedy and Katerina Kitsi-Mitakon (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press 2016), 106-120.

‘Dante and St Francis: Shaping Lives: Reshaping Allegory’ in Walter S. Melion and Bart Ramakers (eds.), Personification: Embidying Meaning and Emotion (Leiden: Brill 2016), 73-94.

‘Detroit and Paris: Paris as Detroit’ in Literature and the Peripheral City ed. Lieven Ameel, Jason Finch, and Markku Salmela (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 21-39.

‘Dickens and Galdós’ in The Reception of Charles Dickens in Europe ed. Michael Hollington (London: Bloomsbury, 2 vols. 2013), vol. 1., 191-196.

‘Dickens and Cosmopolitanism’ in Charles Dickens and Europe ed. Maxime Leroy (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars 2013), 8-27.

‘Dickens and the City’ ed. Jeremy Tambling (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), 556 pp, xi-xxvi an Introduction and Bibliography (one of six vols, entitled A Library of Essays on Charles Dickens, general editor Catherine Waters).

‘Illusion and Identity: The Looking-glass world of Inferno XXX’, in John C. Barnes and Michelangelo Zaccarello, Language and Style in Dante (Dublin: Four Courts Press 2012), 111-132.

‘Civilisation, Fear and Terror’, in Civilisation and Fear: Anxiety and the Writing of the Subject ed. Wojciech Kalaga (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2012), 107-128

‘Subjectivity and Cosmpolitan Enlightenment: Music and Don Giovanni’ in David Adams and Galin Tihanov (eds.), Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism (Oxford: Legenda 2011), 94-109

‘Recalled to Life: Survival in Dickens and Dante’ in Catherine Waters, Michael Hollington and John Jordan, Imagining Italy: Victorian Writers and Travellers (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars 2010), 115-137

‘Little Dorrit: Dickens, Circumlocution, Unconscious Thought’, in Alexis Grohmann and Caragh Wells (eds.), Digressions in European Literature. (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2010), 38-48

‘The Power of Emotion: Wagner and Film’ in Jeongwon Joe and Sander L. Gilman, Wagner and Cinema (Bloomington: Indiana University Press 2010), 273-93

‘New Prisons, New Criminals, New Masculinity: Dickens and Reade’, in Jan Alber and Frank Lauterbach (eds.), Stones of Law, Bricks of Shame: Narrating Imprisonment in the Victorian Age. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2009), 46-69.

‘Silvestris: “Silva”: “Selva Oscura” in Andrew Galloway and R.F. Yeager (eds.), Through a Classical Eye: Transcultural and Transhistorical Visions in Medieval English, Italian and Latin Literature in Honour of Winthrop Wetherbee (Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2009), 69-85

‘Letters and Litter’ in Tadeusz Rachwał, Rubbish, Waste and Litter: Culture and its Refuse/als (Wydawnictwo SWPS Academica: Warszawa 2008), 30-49

‘Enter Lear Mad’ in Henri Suhamy (ed.), William Shakespeare: King Lear (Paris: Ellipses 2008), 140-157

‘Scott’s “Heyday” in Opera’, in Murray Pittock (ed.), The Reception of Sir Walter Scott in Europe (London: Continuum, 2007), 285-292

‘James, European and American Opera’, in Annick Duperray, The Reception of Henry James in Europe (London: Continuum 2006), 250-259

‘Flattery in Coriolanus’ in Henri Suhamy (ed.), Coriolanus: William Shakespeare (Paris: Ellipses 2006), 127-137

‘Blake’s Night: Tanizaki’s Shadows’ in Steve Clark and Masashi Suzuki (eds.), The Reception of Blake in the Orient (London: Continuum 2006), 237-245

‘Cinematic Carmen and the ‘Oeil Noir’, in Carmen: From Silent Film to MTV ed. Chris Perriam and Ann Davies (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005), 167-188

‘The Good Soldier and the Sex Instinct’, in François Gallix (ed.) The Good Soldier: Ford Madox Ford (Paris: Ellipses, 2005) 69-82.

‘Allegory and the Madness of the Text: Hoccleve’s Complaint in New Medieval Literatures’ 6 ed. David Lawton, Rita Copeland and Wendy Scase, (Oxford:  Oxford University Press 2005), pp. 223-248.

‘Listening to Schizophrenia: The Wozzeck Case’, in Arved Ashby (ed.) The Pleasure of Modernist Music (Rochester: University of Rochester Press 2004), pp. 176-194

 ‘If A is for Allegory, is P for Paranoia? Reading American Culture’ in Zhong Weihe and Han Rui (eds.) Re-reading America: Changes and Challenges (Cheltenham: Reardon, 2004) pp. 323-327 (conference proceedings)

‘”No Name, No Title”: Richard the Second’ in William Shakespeare: Richard II ed. Henri Suhamy (Paris: Ellipses, 2004) 145-160

Introduction (pp. i-xlvi) and notes (943-974) and notes to appendices to new edition of David Copperfield (Penguin, 2004).

‘James and Entitlement’, in Sophie Menoux, (ed.) Henry James and Other Essays (Saint-Denis: Université de La Reunion, 2003), pp. 91-100.

‘No Thoroughfare: Charting De Quincey’s Confessions’ in Laurent Bury (ed.) Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Paris: Ellipses 2003) pp. 59-72.

‘“Averroes’s Search”: Dante’s Modernism and Joyce’ – in European Joyce Studies 13: Medieval Joyce ed. Lucia Boldrini (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2002)

Entries on Walter Benjamin (pp. 143-150); The Cambridge School (Quiller Couch, Richards, Empson) (pp. 665-672) and F.R. Leavis and Scrutiny (pp. 698-702) for The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia of Modern  Criticism and Theory ed. Julian Wolfreys (Edinburgh University Press, 2002)

‘Women in Love: Or, Why the Whale is White’, in Francois Gallix (ed.) Women in Love: D.H. Lawrence (Paris: Ellipses 2001) pp. 187-198.

‘Christendom and the Police: Kierkegaard inside the Panopticon’, in Writing the Bodies of Christ: The Church from Carlyle to Derrida ed. John Schad (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001) pp. 113-126.

Entries (2000 words each) on Opera, Mozart, Wagner and Bizet, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Shakespeare in Opera; Offenbach, Beethoven for The Literary Encyclopedia and Literary Dictionary (

‘Writing Epitaphs: Narrative in Great Expectations in Great Expectations: Charles Dickens ed. Jean-Pierre Naugrette (Paris: Ellipses 1999) pp. 141-52.

‘Dante in America: Eliot and the Politics of Modernism’ in Anglophone Modernism and Europe, special issue of  Miscelánea 20 (University of Zaragoza, 1999) ed. Stan Smith and Jennifer Birkett, pp. 155-172.

Dante: A Critical Reader. (ed.) (London: Longman 1998). Introduction (pp. 1-16, editorial matter, pp. 197-212, selection and introduction of critical essays.)

‘Dante and Blake: Allegorising the Event,’ in Dante’s Modern Afterlife ed. Nicholas Havely (London: Macmillan, 1998), pp. 33-48.

Bleak House: A New Casebook  (ed.) (London: Macmillan, 1998) pp. 1-254. Introduction, pp. 1-28

David Copperfield (Dickens: Penguin Classics 1996) Edited with an introduction (pp. 7-22) and notes (pp. 856-879)

E.M. Forster: A New Casebook (ed.) (London: Macmillan 1995) pp. 1-236, Introduction, pp. 1-13.

‘A Night in at the Opera: Media Representations of Opera’ (London: John Libbey with the Arts Council of England, 1994). edited (310 pp.), plus authorship of two chapters (pp. 1-23, 61-74).

‘Abigail’s Party: The Difference of Things in The Jew of Malt’ in In Another Country ed. Dorothea Kehler and Susan Baker (New Jersey: Scarecrow Press 1993)