Publications (single authorship):
(most recent)

The Poetry of Dante’s Paradiso (London: Palgrave, 2021)

Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, and the Dance of Death (London: Routledge, 2019). 

Histories of the Devil: From Marlowe to Mann and the Manichees, (London: Palgrave 2017).

The Palgrave Handbook to Literature and the City. ed. Jeremy Tambling (London: Palgrave 2017). 

Dickens’ Novels as Poetry: Allegory and Literature of the City (London: Routledge 2014)

Hölderlin and the Subject of Tragedy: Readings in Sophocles, Shakespeare, Nietzsche and Benjamin (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press 2014).

Literature and Psychoanalysis (Manchester: Manchester University Press 2013).

On Reading the Will: Law and Desire in Literature and Music (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press 2012).

Dante in Purgatory: States of Affect (Turnhout: Brepols 2010).

On Anachronism (Manchester: Manchester University Press 2010).

Allegory (the New Critical Idiom) (London: Routledge 2009).

Going Astray: Dickens and London (London: Longman 2008).

Re-Verse: Turning Towards Poetry (London: Longman, 2007).

Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun’s Fiction (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, January 2007).

Blake’s Night Thoughts (London: Palgrave/Macmillan 2004).

Allegory and the Work of Melancholy: The Late Medieval and Shakespeare,(Amsterdam: Rodopi 2004).

Wong Kar-wai’s Happy Together (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press 2003).

Becoming Posthumous (Edinburgh University Press 2001).

Lost in the American City: Dickens, James and Kafka (New York: Palgrave, 2001).

Henry James: Critical Issues (London: Macmillan, 2000).

Opera and the Culture of Fascism (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1996).

Dickens, Violence and the Modern State: Dreams of the Scaffold (London: Macmillan, 1995) [Versions of two chapters from this appeared in Essays in Criticism: one chapter, on Great Expectations, has been reprinted in four separate anthologies of Dickens criticism: by editors Roger Sell; Steven Connor; Michael Cotsell; Michael Hollington]

Narrative and Ideology (Milton Keynes: Open University Press 1991).

Confession: Sexuality, Sin, the Subject (Manchester University Press 1990).

What is Literary Language? (Milton Keynes: Open University Press 1988).

Dante and Difference: Writing in the Commedia (Cambridge: C.U.P. 1988) [An excerpt was reprinted in the anthology “Classical and medieval Criticism published Gale Research Press, 1989, in their “Literary Criticism” series.]

Opera, Ideology and Film (Manchester: Manchester University Press 1987).

Collaborative work

With Louis Lo: Walking Macao: Reading the Baroque, Hong Kong: Hong University Press (2009).

With Louis Lo: ‘How Excess Structures: On Reading Jin Ping Mei’, Textual Practice 23 (2009).