I am currently finishing a book about the early nineteenth-century English poet John Clare and a series of articles examining how Victorian poets explored the relation between knowledge and sense experience. In both projects, I've been interested in the interaction between observed and described sounds on the one hand and linguistic sound patterning on the other.
My next project examines nineteenth-century English poets who were members of the professions--lawyers, scientists, clergymen, etc.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS "Knowledge and Sense Experience in Swinburne's Late Poetry," in A.C. Swinburne and the Singing Word, ed. Yisrael Levin (Ashgate, 2010).
�"Listening with John Clare," Studies in Romanticism (Fall 2009)
�"The Aesthetes' John Clare: Arthur Symons, Norman Gale, and Avant-Garde Poetics," English Literature in Transition (Fall 2008).
"Public and Private Occasion in 1820s Radical Poetry: Paine Commemorations and Davenport's Muse's Wreath," Nineteenth-Century Contexts (Dec. 2008).
"Sight and Sound in the Poetic World of Ernest Dowson," Nineteenth-Century Literature 60: 4 (March 2006): 481-509.
Republican Politics and English Poetry, 1789-1874 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).
"Victorian Poetry as Victorian Studies," Victorian Poetry 41: 4 (Winter 2003): 513-18.
"A Sword of a Song': Swinburne's Republican Aesthetics," Victorian Studies 43: 2 (Winter 2001): 253-79.
"Sedition, Chartism, and Epic Poetry in Thomas Cooper's Purgatory of Suicides," Victorian Poetry 39: 2 (Summer 2001): 165-86.