Online Essays and Reviews
“Cleansing the Doors of Perception: How an ‘impoverished, ghost-seeing eighteenth-century poet’ influenced the 1960s,” Times Literary Supplement (29 May 2018), 26. Review of William Blake and the Age of Aquarius, by Stephen F. Eisenman et al, Princeton University Press, 2018, and Northwestern University’s 2017–18 exhibition, William Blake and the Age of Aquarius.
“Pdfr to Md,” Times Literary Supplement (20 March 2015), 9. Review of Journal to Stella – Letters to Esther Johnson and Rebecca Dingley, 1710–1713; Edited by Abigail Williams, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
“Truths to Life,” Times Literary Supplement (5 July 2013), 12. Review of John Bender’s Ends of Enlightenment, Stanford University Press, 2012.
“The Place of Sally Godfrey in Richardson’s Pamela,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction (October 1993), 29-46. Reprinted in David Blewett, ed., Passion and Virtue: Essays on the Novels of Samuel Richardson (University ofToronto Press, 2001), pp. 52-72.
‘Near the end of her journal to her parents, while relating the events of her sixth day of happiness, Pamela describes her not-so-happy quarrels with Lady Davers. Angered by her brother’s foolish act of exogamy, Lady Davers fulminates against the docile Pamela with all the aristocratic hauteur she can muster.” Read More
Review in Modern Philology of Tobias Smollett, Scotland’s First Novelist: New Essays in Memory of Paul-Gabriel Boucé. Edited by O M Brack Jr.:
“This splendid collection of essays is a fitting tribute to the memory of Paul-Gabriel Boucé (1936–2004), widely regarded as the most influential Smollett scholar of his generation. As Serge Soupel testifies in his moving biographical sketch (29–34) of his former teacher and colleague at the Sorbonne, Boucé made an indelible mark on those around him as teacher, administrator, and scholar.” Read More
Chapters in Books
“Introduction” and “Jane Austen and the Sentimental Novel” in Rivero, ed. The Sentimental Novel in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 1-14 and 208-223.
“Doubling Eliza: Austen’s Remembrance of Richardson (and perhaps Haywood) in Sense and Sensibility,” in Lisa Marr, ed. New Windows on a Woman’s World: Essays in Honour of Jocelyn Harris (Dunedin, NZ:University of Otago Press, 2005), pp. 93-103.
“Response: Whose Work Is It Anyway? Or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying about the Author and Love the Text,” in Alexander Pettit, ed. Textual Studies and the Common Reader: Essays on Editing Novels and Novelists (University of Georgia Press, 2000), pp. 180-97.
“Introduction” and “The Politics of the Playhouse: Pasquin and The Historical Register for the Year 1736,” in Rivero, ed. Critical Essays on Henry Fielding, pp. 1-20.
“Pamela/Shamela/Joseph Andrews: Henry Fielding and the Duplicities of Representation,” in Rivero, ed. Augustan Subjects: Essays in Honor of Martin C. Battestin, pp. 207-28.
“Representing Clementina: ‘Unnatural’ Romance and the Ending of Sir Charles Grandison,” in Rivero, ed. New Essays on Samuel Richardson, pp. 209-25.
“Celebrating Johnson’s Dictionary,” The Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation 49 (2008), 265-72.
“Teaching the Eighteenth Century: Beginning Grandison,” The Eighteenth-Century Novel 3 (2003), 293-301.
“Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko and the ‘Blank Spaces’ of Colonial Fictions.” Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 (Summer 1999), 443-62.
‘“Hieroglifick’d’ History in Aphra Behn’s Love-Letters between a Nobleman and His Sister,” Studies in the Novel (Summer 1998), 126-38.
“Figurations of the Dying: Reading Fielding’s The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon,” Journal of English and Germanic Philology (October 1994), 520-33.
“The Restored Garden and the Devil as Christ: Defoe’s Inversion of Biblical Images of Salvation in Roxana,” Essays in Literature (Fall 1984), 285-91.
“Typology, History, and Blake’s Milton,” Journal of English and Germanic Philology (January 1982), 30-46.
“Petrarch’s ‘Nel Dolce Tempo de la Prima Etade’,” Modern Language Notes (January 1979), 92-112.
In The Age of Johnson, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Religion and the Arts, Studies in the Novel, The Eighteenth- Century: Theory and Interpretation, TLS, Virginia Quarterly Review