Publications
SCHOLARLY ESSAYS
2009:

“Transatlantic Currents and the Invention of the American Novel,” in The  
Cambridge History of the American Novel, ed. Leonard Cassuto, Benjamin  Reiss, and Clare Eby (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

 

“Douglass’s Black Atlantic: Britain, Europe, Egypt,” in The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass, ed. Maurice Lee (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

2008: "Antipodean American Literature: Franklin, Twain, and the Sphere of Subalternity," American Literary History, 20, No.1 (2008), 22-50.
 

“Narratives of Traversal: Jamaica Kincaid and the Erasure of the Postcolonial Subject,” in Recharting the Black Atlantic: Modern Cultures, Local Communities, Global Connections, ed. Annalisa Oboe and Anna Scacchi (Routledge), 365-77.

 

“Augustan American Literature: An Aesthetics of Extravagance,” in Proceedings of the International Association of University Professors in English Conference 2007, ed. Marianne Thormahlen (Lund University Press), 59-71.

 

“Enlightenment Historiography and Cultural Civil Wars: Samuel Johnson and Richard Price,” in The Atlantic Enlightenment, ed. Susan Manning and Frank D. Cogliano (Ashgate), 19-35.

2007: "Sentimental Posthumanism: David Foster Wallace," Twentieth-Century Literature, 53, No. 3 (Fall 2007), 327-44.
 

“La deterritorializzazione della  letteratura e cultura degli Stati Uniti” (translation of “The Deterritorialization of American Literature”), trans. Cinzia Schiavini, Acoma: Rivista Internazionale Di Studi Nordamericani, no. 34, 83-95.

  "Medieval American Literature: Emerson, Longfellow, and the Longue Duree," REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature, 23 (2007), 113-32.
  "'Like a Black Bell': On the Poetry of Henry Carlile," Oregon Literary Review, 2, No.2 (Summer/Fall 2007), online.
  "The Deterritorialization of American Literature," in Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature, ed. Wai Chee Dimock and Lawrence Buell (Princeton University Press), 39-61.
  "Historicizing the Transnational: Robert Coover, Kathy Acker, and the Rewriting of British Cultural History, 1970-1997," Journal of American Studies, 41, No.2 (2007), 3-30.
2006: "Hemispheric Partiality," afterword to special issue on hemispheric approaches to American literary studies, American Literary History, 18, No. 3 (Fall), 648-55.
  "History with Holes: Channel 4 Television Films of the 1980s," in Fires Were Started: British Cinema and Thatcherism, 2nd edition, ed. Lester D. Friedman (London: Wallflower Press), pp. 58-76.
2005: (with R.J. Ellis). "E Pluribus Multitudinum: The New World of Journal Publishing in American Studies," American Quarterly, 57, No. 4 (December), 1033-1078.
  “The Culture of Colonial America: Theology and Aesthetics,” in A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America , ed. Susan Castillo and Ivy T. Schweitzer (Oxford: Blackwell), 78-93.
2004: "Post-liberalism: George W. Bush and the Internationalization of American Studies," Letterature d'America (Rome), 24, nos. 103-104, 45-61.
  “American Literature in English Translation: Denise Levertov and Others,” PMLA, 119, No. 1 (January), 31-41.
  “Response to Amy Kaplan's Presidential Address at the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association,” American Quarterly, 56, No. 1 (March), 19-24.
  “Dreiser's Style,” in The Cambridge Companion to Dreiser, ed. Lenny Cassuto and Claire Eby (Cambridge University Press), 47-62
   “The Parallel Worlds of José Martí,” Radical History Review, No. 89 (Spring), 185-190.
2003: “Deterritorialization in The Sacred Fount,” Henry James Review , 24, No. 3 (Fall), 225-32.
  “Transnationalism and Classic American Literature,” PMLA , 118, No. 1 (January), 62-77. (This essay was awarded an “Honorable Mention” for the William Riley Parker prize, given for the best essay of the year in PMLA.)
  “Cyberpastoral: Transnational Projections of American Nature,” in Nature's Nation Revisited: American Concepts of Nature from Wonder to Ecological Crisis , ed. Hans Bak and Walter W. Hoelbling (Amsterdam: VU University Press), 437-59.
2001: “Narrative Reversals and Power Exchanges: Frederick Douglass and British Culture,” American Literature, 73, No. 4 (December), 781-812.
  “Double Exposure: Sylvia Plath and the Aesthetics of Transnationalism,” Symbiosis, 5, No. 2 (October), 103-20.
2000: “From Decadent Aesthetics to Political Fetishism: The ‘Oracle Effect' of Robert Frost's Poetry,” American Literary History, 12, No. 4 (Winter), 713-744.
  “From Transgression to Liminality: The Thresholds of Washington Irving ,” in A Place That Is Not a Place: Essays in Liminality and Text , eds. Isabel Soto and Manuel Aguirre (Madrid: Gateway Press, 2000), 31-46.
  “Virtual Eden : Lolita , Pornography, and the Perversions of American Studies,” Journal of American Studies, 34, No. 1 (April), 41-66.
1999: “American American Studies and European American Studies,” European Journal of American Culture, 19, No. 1, 12-16.
1998: “‘Bewildering Intertanglement': Melville's Engagement with British Culture," in The Cambridge Companion to Melville, ed. Robert S. Levine (Cambridge University Press), 224-49. (Excerpted in Michael J. Davey, ed., A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick [London: Routledge, 2004], 122-25.)
  "Virtual Americas : The Internationalization of American Studies and the Ideology of Exchange," American Quarterly, 50, No. 3 (September), 523-47.
  "Two-Way Mirrors: British-American Literary History and the Ideology of Exchange," Research in English and American Literature,14: Literature and the Nation, ed. Brook Thomas (Gunter Narr Verlag Tübingen), 269-86.
1997: "The Intertextual Politics of Cultural Catholicism: Tiepolo, Madonna, Scorsese," in Catholic Lives/Contemporary America, ed. Thomas J. Ferraro (Duke University Press), 120-140.
  "From Myth into History: The Later Poetry of Ted Hughes and Thom Gunn," in Contemporary British Poetry , ed. James Acheson and Romana Huk (Albany: State University of New York Press), 143-173.
1996: "The Times They Are A Changin'": review article on Canons and Contexts, by Paul Lauter, Resources for American Literary Study, 22, No. 1, 122-27.
1994: "Reconstructing American Studies: Transnational Paradoxes, Comparative Perspectives," Journal of American Studies, 28, No. 3, 335-358.
1993: "History with Holes: Channel 4 Television Films of the 1980s," in Fires Were Started: British Cinema and Thatcherism , ed. Lester D. Friedman (University of Minnesota Press/University College London Press), 70-91.
1991: "John Ford and Robert Altman: The Cinema of Catholicism," in Unspeakable Images: Ethnicity and the American Cinema , ed. Lester D. Friedman (University of Illinois Press), pp. 140-166.
1989: "Aquinas vs. Weber: Ideological Esthetics in The Great Gatsby ," Mosaic, 22, No. 4 (Fall 1989), 1-12.
1988: "Gothic Paradoxes in Pride and Prejudice," Text and Context, 2, No. 1, 68-75.
1987: "Great Expectations : The Quandary of Dickens's Weekly Serials," Swansea Review, no. 3 (May 1987), 24-41.
  "Landscapes of Repetition: The Self-parodic Nature of Thom Gunn's Later Poetry," Critical Quarterly, 29, No. 2 (Summer 1987), 85-99.
OTHER ACADEMIC WRITING
 
"Convergences: IASA in 2007.  President's Report, Lisbon, September 21, 2007." 
 Review of International American Studies, online, www.iasaweb.org
  "Alan Trachtenberg, in Conversation with Paul Giles," Comparative American Studies, 6, No.1 (March 2008) 5-11
  “Obituary: Harold Beaver,” Times ( London ), 23 July 2002, p. 28.
  “Transnationalism in Practice,” 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies, no. 8 (2001), online.
  Foreword, Transatlantic Studies, by Will Kaufman and Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson (University Press of America, 2000), ix-xi.
  American Catholic Arts and Fictions and the New Catholic Scholarship,” U.S. Catholic Historian, 17, No. 3 (Summer 1999), 1-8.
  “The Sacred and Profane Critical Machine,” Religion and the Arts, 3, No. 1 (Spring 1999), 106-16.
  “Forum: PMLA Abroad,” PMLA , 113, No. 5 (October 1998), 1140-41.
  “Queering the Atlantic ,” Introduction to special issue entitled "Queering the Atlantic: American Studies and the European Agenda," ed. Paul Giles, Over Here: A European Journal of American Culture, 18, No. 1 (Summer 1998), 1-4.
  "Catholic Ideology and American Slave Narratives," U.S. Catholic Historian, 15, No. 2 (Spring 1997), 55-66.
  "Hart Crane and Wallace Stevens," in ABES: Annotated Bibliography for English Studies, ed. Robert Clark (CD Rom, 1996)
  "Religious Ethnicity and Narrative Structure: The Recent Films of Martin Scorsese," Italian Americana, Winter 1995, pp. 16-19.
  "The Modular System in U.S. Universities: A Comparativist View," Pace (SCEPCHE Newsletter), No. 7 (November 1992), pp. 4-6.
  "Dead, But Still With Us: Bartheme's Fading Catholic Intuitions," Commonweal, 8 November 1991, pp. 637-40.

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