Manuscript Projects
What a Library Means to a Woman:
Edith Wharton and the Self-Made American Archive

Digital Projects -
digitization / database project

Beta Site


"'It's painful to see them think': Wharton, Fin de Siécle Science, and the Authentication of Female Intelligence." JMMLA: The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association (issue forthcoming).

"An Impossible Woman: Henry James and the Strange Case of Anne Moncure Crane." American Literary Realism (issue forthcoming).

"A Month at The Mount: Research and the Unsearchable Archive." Edith Wharton Review (Spring 2015).

"Suffer the Little Vixens: Sex, Jazz, and Realist Terror at the Turn of the Century." JML: Journal of Modern Literature, 38.3 (Spring 2015).

"Of Anarchy and Amateurism: Zine Publication and Traditions of Print Dissent.” JMMLA: The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 14.1 (Fall 2011).

“‘Reading for It’: Lesbian Readers Constructing Culture and Identity through Textual Experience.” Peele, Thomas, ed. Queer Popular Culture. New York: Palgrave-MacMillan (2007).

Public Writing:

"My Neighbor Octavia." Public Books, 15 December 2016.

"Bagpipes: A Rock and Roll History." The Atlantic, 9 July 2016.

"The Puerility of Purity: How Franzen's Latest Novel Rewrites an Edith Wharton Novel You've Probably Never Heard Of." Los Angeles Review of Books, 11 March 2016.

"From Nowhere, and Everywhere." The Chronicle of Higher Education --The Chronicle Review, 31 January 2016.

"Loving the Alien; or, Making Theory Useful to the Undergraduate American Literature Classroom." Pedagogy and American Literary Studies (PALS) - blog, 25 January 2016.

"Engaging the Ghost: Digitzation, Preservation, and the Lessons of a Haunted Library." The Mount - blog, 31 July 2015.


"Fantasies of Form." Review of Forms, by Caroline Levine (Princeton UP, 2015); forthcoming in Criticism, 2017.