Victorian novel, history of medicine, medical humanities, gender, popular fiction

Other Publications




Cholera and Nation: Doctoring the Social Body in Victorian England.  SUNY Press, 2008.


The Citizen’s Body: Desire, Health and the Social in Victorian England.  Ohio State University Press, August, 2007.


Mapping the Victorian Social Body.  SUNY Press, 2004.


Disease, Desire and the Body in Victorian Women’s Popular Novels.  Cambridge University Press, 1997.




Blackwell Companion to Sensation Fiction. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Edited collection.


Rhoda Broughton, Cometh Up as a Flower, Broadview Press, 2010.  Scholarly and teaching edition of Victorian novel: introduction, edited text, notes, appendices.


Imagined Londons.  SUNY Press, 2002.  Edited collection.




Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature.  4 volumes. Blackwell.  Coedited (Dino Felluga, Editor:  Pamela Gilbert and Linda Hughes; Co-Associate Editors), 2015.  “Outstanding Reference Book” designation from the American Library Association, January 2016.


Beyond Sensation: Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Context. SUNY Press, 1999.  Coedited

collection, with Marlene Tromp and Aeron Haynie.



Series edited:


Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, Series Editor, SUNY Press book series, 2000-2009, 2014-continuing. Over twenty books in the series to date.





            Accepted. “How Disgust Entered the Ghost Story.” Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story, Routledge, (expected) 2018.


Accepted:  “Nineteenth-century Fear” in Dreadful Passions: Fear in the Literary and Medical Imagination Medieval to Modern.  Accepted by editors, collection under contract, Palgrave.


“Genre Fiction and the Sensational.” Victorian Literature: Criticism and Debates.  Anne Longmuir and Lee Behlman, eds.  New York: Routledge, 2015.  140-148.


“The Will to Touch: David Copperfield’s Hand.” 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century. 19 (November 2014): 17pp final.   http://www.19.bbk.ac.uk/index.php/19/article/view/695/1026 .


“Sensation Fiction and the Medical Context.” Cambridge Companion to Sensation, Andrew Mangham, ed.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2014.  182-195.


“Ouida and the Canon: Recovery, Reconsideration, Revisioning the Popular.” Exile of Passion: New Perspectives on Ouida and Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture.  Jane Jordan and Andrew King, eds.  Ashgate Press, 2013. 37-52.


“Disease and the Body.” The Victorian World, Martin Hewitt, ed. London: Routledge (2013):  308-325.


“Women and Medicine in the Age of Empire.” The Cultural History of Women in The Age of Empire (1800-1920). Teresa Mangum, ed.  London: Berg Press, 2013.


            “Introduction.” Blackwell Companion to Sensation Fiction. Oxford: Blackwell, 2011.


“‘A Nation of Good Animals’: Popular Beliefs and the Body.” A Cultural History of the Body.  6 vols. Michael Sappol and Stephen Rice, eds. London: Berg/Palgrave Press (2010): 125-148.


“Feminism and the Canon: Recovery and Reconsideration of Popular Novelists” Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel: Rereading Nineteenth Century Women Writers. Tamara S. Wagner, ed. Cambria Press, 2009: 19-35.


“History and its Ends in Chartist Epic.”  Victorian Literature and Culture.  37.1 (2009): 27-42.


“The Idea of the City: Epilogue” The Idea of the City. Joan Fitzpatrick, ed.  Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009. 213-220.  


 “Sex and the Modern City: English Studies and The Spatial Turn,” The Spatial Turn, Barney Warf and Santa Arias, eds. London: Routledge, 2008. 102-121.


“Interdisciplinarity and the Body.” Introductory essay for special issue, “Interdisciplinarity and the Body,” Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. 49 (February 2008). See also journal issues edited.  https://www.erudit.org/revue/ravon/2008/v/n49/017853ar.html


“Dangers Lurking Everywhere: Sex Offenders as Pollution.”  In  Dirt: New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination. Rosie Cox and Ben Campkin, eds. London: Berg/Palgrave Press.  2008.  92-102, 218-220 (notes).


“Islands in a Filthy Stream: Medical Mapping, The Thames, and the Body in Our Mutual Friend. Filth, edited by William Cohen and Ryan Johnson, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005: 78-102.


“The Critic as Orpheus.” in The J. Hillis Miller Reader, edited by Julian Wolfreys, Edinburgh and Stanford: Edinburgh University Press/Stanford University Press, 2004. 156-159.


“Mapping Colonial Disease: Victorian Medical Cartography in British India.”  Framing and Imagining Disease.  Editor George Rousseau.  London: Palgrave, 2003. 111-128.


“Producing the Public: Public Medicine in Private Spaces” Medicine, Health and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1600-2000.  Editor Steve Sturdy.  London: Routledge, 2002.  43-59.


“Mapping the Social Body of Nineteenth Century London.” in Imagined Londons, Albany: SUNY Press, 2002. 11-30.


“‘Scarcely To Be Described’: Urban Extremes as Real Spaces and Mythic Places in the London Cholera Epidemic of 1854.”  Nineteenth Century Studies 14 (2000): 149-172.


“M.E. Braddon and Victorian Realism: Joshua Haggard’s Daughter.” in  Mary Elizabeth Braddon In Context.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1999. 183-195.


“Ouida and the Other New Woman.”  Victorian Woman Writers and the Woman Question.  Nicola Thompson, ed.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 170-188.


“‘A Sinful and Suffering Nation’: Cholera and the Evolution of Medical and Religious Authority in Britain, 1832-1866.”  Nineteenth Century Prose.  25/1 (Spring 1998): 35-59.  Sander Gilman, ed., Special Issue on Literature and Medicine.


“Meditations Upon Hypertext: A Rhetorethics for Cyborgs.”  JAC: Journal of Composition Theory. 17.1 (Jan. 1997): 23-38.  This article won the Kinneavy Award Honorable Mention (Second Place), awarded April, 1998.


“Ingestion, Contagion, Seduction:  Victorian Metaphors of Reading.”  LIT: Literature/ Interpretation/ Theory.  8.1 (Winter 1997): 83-104.


“The ‘Other’ Anne Finch: Lady Conway’s ‘Duelogue’ of Textual Selves.”  Essays in Arts and Sciences. 26.  (October 1997): 15-26.


“Madness and Civilization: Generic Opposition in Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret.” Essays in Literature.  23.2  (Fall 1996): 218-233.


“On Space, Sex and Being Stalked.” Women and Performance. 17 (Fall 1996): 125-150.


“The Body in Question.” (Review Essay: ten books–a year’s work on the body). Review. 17 (1995):  65-84.


“Alice’s Ab-surd-ity: Demon in Wonderland.” Victorian Newsletter. No. 83 (Spring 1993): 17-24.


“’A Horrid Game’:  Woman as a Social Entity in Christina Rossetti’s Prose.”  English: The Journal of the English Association. 41 (Spring 1992): 1-23.





            “Mary Elizabeth Braddon.” Oxford Bibliography Online in Victorian Studies.  “Mary Elizabeth Braddon.”  2010. Annotated and selected bibliography with introductory text.  Approximately 10,000 words.  (I am a Contributing Editor for this publication.)


“Sexuality.” Oxford Bibliography Online in Victorian Studies.  2011. Annotated and selected bibliography with introductory text.  Approximately 12,000 words


“Gender.”  Oxford Bibliography Online in Victorian Studies.  2011. Annotated and selected bibliography with introductory text.  Approximately 12,000 words


Journal issues edited:


            Special-issue editor, “Victorian Bodies and Body Parts.” Victorian Network. 9 (2015). http://www.victoriannetwork.org/index.php/vn


Special-issue editor, “Interdisciplinarity and the Body,” Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. Issue 49 (February 2008). ISSN 1916-1441. https://www.erudit.org/revue/ravon/2008/v/n49/017853ar.html


Special issue-coeditor (with V. Pearson).  “Risking Authority. (Cooperative Learning and Student Autonomy.)” The Writing Instructor 11.3 (1992).                


Special-issue editor. “Speakers of Black English Dialect: Theory, Pedagogy and Politics.” The Writing Instructor.   10.3 (1991).



            Article Reprints:


“Poisonous Sweets and Depraved Appetites: Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Popular Novel” (revised version of the LIT article, above.)  In Scenes of the Apple: Food and the Female Body in Nineteenth- and Twentieth_Century Women’s Writing. Tamar Heller and Patricia Moran, eds.  SUNY Press, SUNY Series in Feminist Criticism and Theory, 2003:65-86.


Excerpts from “M.E. Braddon: Sensational Realism” from Disease, Desire and the Body, in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism v111.  The Gale Group, 2002. pp.305-314.


Excerpts from “Madness and Civilization: Generic Opposition in Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret.” Essays in Literature.  23.2  (Fall 1996) 218-233. in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism v111.  The Gale Group, 2002. pp.297-305.


“Meditations on Hypertext: A Rhetorethics for Cyborgs” in The Kinneavy  Papers: Theory and the Study of Discourse.  Lynn Worsham, Sidney I. Dobrin, Gary A. Olson, eds.  Albany : State University of New York Press, 2000.


“On Space, Sex and Being Stalked” Portion of original, entitled “On Space, Sex and Stalkers” (as “Stalked”) in Cyberseduction, Dr. Jeri Fink, ed. New York: Prometheus Books (1999): 273-281.  Also translated and reprinted in part in Berlingske Tidende, a Danish newspaper in 1998.  Also reprinted in “On Space, Sex and Stalkers,” At a Nexus:  Ethics and Computers in the Cyberage (edited by D. Micah Hester & Paul J. Ford) Prentice Hall, 2000.  Multiple reprints and translations (Spanish, Portuguese, Russian) online.





Forthcoming, “Introduction” to Anthem’s Collected Classics George Eliot, Selected Novels, volume 1, expected 2018.


Forthcoming:  Review.  The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture, edited by Juliet John; pp xxii +732.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.   Victorian Studies 2017.


Review. Anonymous Connections: The Body and Narratives of the Social in Victorian Britain. Tina Young Choi.  (University of Michigan Press, 2016) Pp. 192. $65.00 (cloth).  Journal of British Studies. 56.3 (July 2017): 668-669



Review. The Sanitary Arts. Eileen Cleere. (Ohio State University Press, 2015).  Nineteenth Century Contexts. 37.5 (2015): 496-498.


“The Body.”  Introduction to special issue of Victorian Network 6.1 (Summer 2015): 1-6.  (See also Journal Issues edited.)


            Review. Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century, by Owen Whooley (University of Chicago Press, 2013).  Bulletin of the History of Medicine 88.1 (2014): 204-205.


            Review.  Doctoring the Novel, Sylvia Pamboukian (Ohio University Press) Medical History. 57.4 Spring 2013.


            Review.  Tuberculosis and the Victorian Literary Imagination. (Cambridge UP, 2010). By Katherine Byrne. For Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN), http://www.ron.umontreal.ca. 2013.


            Interviewed by Anne Marie Beller in Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA) Newsletter, (1.2) December 2012.


            Cholera in Nineteenth-century England. BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History.  Extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net.  BRANCH http://www.branchcollective.org/  May 2012.


            Review: The Social Life of Fluids: Blood, Milk, and Water in the Victorian Novel, by Jules Law (Cornell 2010). For Victorians Institute Journal.  39 (2011): 348-351.


Review: Embodied.  By William Cohen, University of Minnesota Press, 2009.  For Configurations.  V 18, 2010: pp146-48.


Review.  Soap and Water.  By Victoria Kelley.  For Victorian Studies. Summer 2011 (53.4). 753-755.


“How I have changed my mind.” College English (on Graduate Mentoring). 74 (November 2011): 113-115.


Review:  Idiocy: A Cultural History.  By Patrick McDonagh. For University of Toronto Quarterly.  80.2 (2011): 251-253.


Review.  Satire in an Age of Realism. By Aaron Matz. Cambridge, 2010. For 19: Nineteenth Century Books Online. June 2011. http://www.nbol-19.org/view_doc.php?index=148


            Review: Michael Holland, Geoffrey Gill and Sean Burrell, Cholera and Conflict: 19th Century Cholera in Britain and its Social Consequences. Society for the Social History of Medicine, 23.1 (2010): 209-210


            Review: Gwen Hyman, Making a Man: Gentlemanly Appetites in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel. Ohio University Press, 2009.  19.  NBOL—Nineteenth Century Books Online review site.  http://www.nbol-19.org/view_doc.php?index=16


Review: Cleansing the City: Sanitary Geographies in Victorian London, By Michelle Allen, Ohio State University Press, 2008.  For Medical History(May-July 2009): 438-39.


Review: Metropolis on the Styx: Underworlds of Urban Culture 1800-2001.  By David Pike, Cornell University Press, 2007.  The London Journal.  34.1 (2009): 76-77.


Review: Violent Women and Sensation Fiction.  By Andrew Mangham, 2007.  Victorian Studies. Autumn 2009 (51.1): 158-59.


Review: Raw Materials.  By Erin O’Connor. Duke, 2001.  For Victorians Institute Journal. 29 (2001): 3-6.


Review:   The Spectacle of Intimacy.  Princeton, 2000.  By Michael Levenson and Karen Chase.  For Nineteenth Century Literature. 55. 4 (March 2001): 546-548.


Review: Rereading Victorian Fiction.  Eds, Alice Jenkins and Juliet John. London: MacMillan, 2000. For Victorian Periodicals Review. (2001): 400-401.


Review:  Victorian Renovations of the Novel.  By Suzanne Keen.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998.  For Journal of English and Germanic Philology.  (April, 2001): 297-298.


Review:  Angels and Absences: Child Deaths in the Nineteenth Century, by Laurence Lerner.  Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 1997.  Victorian Studies (Winter 1999):  307-309.


Review: Penny Dreadfuls and Boys’ Adventures: The Barry Ono Collection of Victorian Popular Literature in The British Library . By Elizabeth James and Helen R. Smith, London: The British Library; Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.  Victorian Periodicals Review.


Review:  Daily Life in Victorian England.  By Sally Mitchell.  Greenwood, 1997. Albion 29.4 (Winter 1998): 700-701.


Review: Telling Complexions: the Nineteenth Century English Novel and the Blush.  By Mary Ann O’Farrell.  Duke UP, 1997.  Victorian Review.  1998, 101-103.


Review: Novels Behind Glass: Commodity Culture and Victorian Narrative.  by Andrew H. Miller.  Cambridge, 1995.  Victorian Review.  22.2 (1997): 209-212.


Review:  Woman and Nation in Irish Literature and Society: 1880-1935.  by C.L. Innes.  U of Georgia P, 1993.  English Literature in Transition.  38(1), January 1995: 233-235.


Review:  Mixed Feelings:  Feminism, Mass Culture and Victorian Sensationalism.  by Anne Cvetkovich.  Rutgers, 1992.   Studies in the Novel.  26(4).  Winter 1994: 438-439.


Review:  The Invention of Pornography: Obscenity and the Origins of Modernity, 1500-1800.  Ed. Lynn Hunt.  Zone, 1993.  Publishing Research Quarterly.  11(1).  Spring 1995: 81-82.


Review: Sexuality in Victorian Fiction.  by Dennis Allen.  Oklahoma UP, 1993.  Studies in the Novel.  27(1).  Summer 1995: 214-215.


Review:  Fallen Women in the Nineteenth Century Novel.  by Tom Winnifrith.  St. Martin’s Press, 1994.   Studies in the Novel. 27 (4) 1996: 595-596.


Review:  Toward a Working-Class Canon.  by Paul Murphy.  Ohio State University Press, 1994.  Publishing Research Quarterly. 12(3), 1995: 89-90.


Review:  The Writing on the Wall: Women’s Autobiography and the Asylum.  by Mary Elene Wood.  Urbana: University of Illinois P, 1994.   Contemporary Psychology. 41(4), 1996: 390.


Review:  Victorian Periodicals and Victorian Society.  by J. Donn Vann and Rosemary VanArsdel.  U of Toronto Press, 1994. Publishing Research Quarterly 12(2), 1996: 65-67.


Review:   The Facts of Life: The Creation of Sexual Knowledge in Britain, 1650-1950. by Roy Porter and Lesley Hall. Publishing Research Quarterly. 12(3), 1996: 56-58.


“Cholera, Church and Reform in 1832″The Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850: Selected Papers 1997.  Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, Florida State University, 1998, 65-73. [This is an earlier, shorter version of the article published in Nineteenth Century Prose, 1998.]


“Charlotte Yonge”, “Olive Schreiner,” “Madness in Literature,” “Women’s Popular Literature” and “Victorian Literature and Culture” : entries in Reader’s Guide to Literature in English  Ed. Mark Hawkins-Dady.  London: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 1996.


“The Student as Customer Metaphor.”  with Monika Strom, Ngure wa Mwachofi and Howard Cohen.  Teaching Forum.  Spring 1995. (a University of Wisconsin System Publication).


“Distance education, Honors Courses and Interdisciplinarity.” with Ron Mickel.   Teaching Forum.  19.1 (February, 1998): 6-8.


“Designing and Assessing an Interactive Distance Education Course.”  with Ron Mickel.  Brief note for Desein, an online publication of University of Wisconsin System.


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