Articles & Essays

“What is ‘Black’ about Black Bibliography?,” with Jacqueline Goldsby, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 116:2 (June 2022), 161-89.

“Books on the Loose,” in Alexandra Gillespie and Deidre Lynch, eds. The Unfinished Book (New York:  Oxford University Press, 2021), 79-93.

“Transatlantic Address:  Washington Allston and the Limits of Romanticism,” Studies in Romanticism 59:4 (Winter, 2020), 475-92.

“Format,” Early American Studies, special issue on “Keywords in Early American Literature and Material Texts,” ed. by Marcy Dinius and Sonia Hazard (Fall, 2018), 671-7.

“What is a Ballad? Reading for Genre, Format, and Medium,” Nineteenth-Century Literature 70:2 (September 2016), 156-175.

“American Poetry:  What, Me Worry?”  American Literary History 28:2 (Summer, 2016), 288-294.

“The Poetry of Slavery,” in Ezra Tawil, ed. Cambridge Companion to Slavery in American Literature (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 115-136.

“Literary History, Book History, and Media Studies,” in Hester Blum, ed. Turns of Event: American Literary Studies in Motion (Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), 23-39.

“Echocriticism:  Repetition and the Order of Texts,” American Literature 88:1 (March 2016), 1-29.

“Genre and Nationality in Nineteenth-Century British and American Poetry,” with Scott Challener, Isaac Cowell, Bakary Diaby, Lauren Kimball, Michael Monescalchi, and Melissa Parrish, in Teaching Transatlanticism:  Resources for Teaching Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Print Culture, Linda K. Hughes and Sarah R. Robbins, eds. (Edinburgh:  Edinburgh University Press, 2015), 164-180.

“The Perils of Authorship:  Literary Property and Nineteenth-Century American Fiction,” with Lara Langer Cohen, The Oxford History of the Novel in English Vol. 5, J. Gerald Kennedy and Leland Person, eds. (New York:  Oxford, 2014), 195-212.

“Copyright and Intellectual Property: The State of the Discipline,” Book History 16 (2013), 387-427.

“Someone Said,” in Taking Liberties with the Author, Selected Essays from the English Institute, ACLS Humanities  E-BookCollection, 2013.

“Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and the Circuits of Abolitionist Poetry,” in Early African American Print Culture in Theory and Practice, Lara Langer Cohen and Jordan Stein, eds. (Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), 53-74.

“Reprints,” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Novel Vol. 2, Peter Logan, ed.  (Malden MA:  Blackwell Publishing, 2011), 676-684.

“The Future of the Literary Past,” with Andrew Parker, PMLA 125.4 (October, 2010), 959-967.

“Copyright,” A History of the Book in America Vol. 2, Robert A. Gross and Mary Kelley, eds. (Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2010, 198-211.

“Walt Whitman and the Poetics of Reprinting,” in David Blake and Michael Robertson eds., Where the Future Becomes Present: Whitman and Leaves of Grass.  (Iowa City:  University of Iowa Press, 2008), 37-58.

“Introduction: The Traffic in Poems,” in The Traffic in Poems:  Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Transatlantic Exchange.  (New Brunswick:  Rutgers University Press, 2008), 1-12.

“Remediating Whitman,” PMLA 122:5 (October 2007), 1592-6.

“Market,” Keywords: A Vocabulary of American Cultural Studies, Bruce Burgett and Glenn Hendler, eds.  (New York:  New York University Press, 2007), 149-52.

“Copyright,” The Industrial Book, 1840-1880, Vol. 3 of A History of the Book in America, Scott Casper, Jeffrey Groves, Stephen Nissenbaum, and Michael Winship, eds. (Chapel Hill:   University of North Carolina Press, 2007), 158-178.

“Common Places: Poetry, Illocality, and Temporal Dislocation in Thoreau’s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers,” in American Literary History (Spring 2007) 357-74.

“Owning Up to Images: Poe, Hawthorne, and Antebellum Gift-book Publication,” Iconotropism: Turning Toward Pictures, Ellen Spolsky, ed. (Bucknell University Press, 2005) 183-202.

“New Directions in Poe Studies,” Poe Studies 33:1 (Spring 2001) 1-3.

“The Problem of Hawthorne’s Popularity,” Reciprocal Influences: Essays on Literary Production, Distribution, and Consumption in America, Steven Fink and Susan S. Williams, eds. (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1999) 36-54.

“The Duplicity of the Pen,” Language Machines:  Technologies of Literary and Cultural Production, Selected Papers from the English Institute, Jeffrey Masten, Peter Stallybrass, and Nancy Vickers, eds.  (New York:  Routledge, 1997), 39-71.

“The Matter of the Text:  Commerce, Print Culture, and the Authority of the State in American Copyright Law,” American Literary History 9:1 (Spring 1997), 21-59.

“Enlistment and Refusal:  The Task of Public Poetry in Robert Lowell’s ‘For the Union Dead,’” Field Work:  Sites in Literary and Cultural Studies, Marjorie Garber, Rebecca Walkowitz, and Paul Franklin, eds. (New York:  Routledge, 1996), 144-9.

“Poe, Literary Nationalism, and Authorial Identity” in The American Face of Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen Rachman and Shawn Rosenheim, eds. (Baltimore:  The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995), 271-304.

“Self-reference, Self-revision, and Self-containment in Stevens’ ‘Domination of Black,’” Arizona Quarterly 46: 4 (Winter 1990), 117-37.

Book Reviews:

“How Does Copyright Matter?,” review of Will Slauter, Who Owns the News?  A History of Copyright and Derek Miller, Copyright and the Value of Performance, 1770-1911,  Public Books (August 5, 2019).

Review of Matt Cohen, Whitman’s Drift:  Imagining Literary Distribution, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 36:1 (2018);  online.

Review of Robert Spoo, Without Copyrights:  Piracy, Publishing, and the Public Domain, Critical Inquiry (Spring, 2016; online).

Review of Susan Manning, Poetics of Character:  Transatlantic Encounters, 1700-1900, Roundtable, Journal of American Studies 49:1 (February 2015), 161-5.

Review of David Paul Nord, Faith in Reading:  Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America, Journal of American History 92:2 (September 2005), 608-9.

Review of Megan L. Benton, Beauty and the Book: Fine Editions and Cultural Distinction in America, American Literature 75:4 (December 2003), 875-6.

“Reading Poe, Reading Capitalism,” review of Terence Whalen, Edgar Allan Poe and the Masses: The Political Economy of Literature in Antebellum America, American Quarterly 53:1 (March 2001), 139-47.

Review of Lee Erickson, The Economy of Literary Form, Modern Philology 97:1 (August 1999), 138-41.

Review of Jonathan Elmer, Reading at the Social Limit: Affect, Mass Culture, and Edgar Allan PoeAmerican Literature 70:4 (December 1998), 903-4.

Review of Michael Moon, Disseminating Whitman:  Revision and Corporeality in Leaves of Grass, Modern Language Notes 105: 5 (December 1990), 1107-10.

Review of Patrick O’Donnell and Robert Con Davis, edsIntertextuality and Contemporary American Fiction in Modern Language Notes 104: 5 (December 1989), 1197-9.

Other Publications:

“Presentiments.” Common-place:  The Journal of Early American Life 16: 2 (March 2016).

“Commonplace.” Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 3d edition, ed. by Roland Greene (Princeton:  Princeton University Press, 2012), 285-6.

“Lurking in the Blogosphere of the 1840s:  Hotlinks, Sockpuppets, and the History of Reading.”  Common-place:  The Interactive Journal of Early American Life 7: 2 (January 2007).

Editor and Introduction, “Edgar Allan Poe” selections, The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition, 2005; Fourth Edition, 2001.