Reflecting Narcissus: A Queer Aesthetic. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota

Press, 2000.

Gothic Bodies: The Politics of Pain in Romantic Fiction. Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994.





Curiouser: On the Queerness of Children.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota

Press, 2004


Special Double Issue of Gothic Studies, Vol.2, 1-2, April 2000


“Decomposing Fiction,” Special Issue of Horror Studies, 2:2, December 2011




"The Global Village of the Damned: A Counter-Narrative for the Post-War Child." Narrative 24.2 (2016): 156-173.

"Foreword," Monstrous Children and Childish Monsters: Essays on Cinema's Holy Terrors. Eds. Markus P.J. Bohlmann and Sean Moreland. Jefferson, NC: McFarland& Co., 2015, 1-5.

"The Gothic Novel and the Negotiation of Homophobia," Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature, Ed. E.L. McCallum and Mikko Tukhunen. London: Cambridge University Press, 272-87.

"The Counterfeit Child," English Studies in Canada 38.3-4 (2013): 25-44.

"The Ghost of the Counterfeit Child," Companion to the American Gothic. Ed. Charles Crow. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, 366-77.

"Serial Killing Serial Children: Dexter's Counterfeit Families," ELN: English Language Notes 51.1 ELN Forum: The Advisory Board (Spring/Summer 2013): 51-60.

"Butoh: The Dance of Global Darkness,” Globalgothic. Ed. Glennis Byron, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. 25-35.

“Decomposing Fictions,” introduction to special issue of Horror Studies 2:2. Ed. Steven Bruhm (December 2011): 175-81.

“Still Here: Choreography, Temporality, AIDS,” Queer Times, Queer Becomings. Eds. E.L. McCallum and Mikko Tukhanen, Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2011, 317-34.

“Gothic Oklahoma!: The Dream Ballet,” ELN: English Language Notes Special Issue on Affect and Genre. Ed. Kelly Hurley, 48:1 (2010): 101-12.

“Cell Phones from Hell,” South Atlantic Quarterly, Special Issue on Desire and Technology. Ed. Ellis Hanson, 110:3 (2011): 601-20.

“The Unbearable Sex of Henry VIII”, Shakesqueer. Ed. Madhavi Menon. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2011, 28-38

“Michael Jackson: Queer Funk,” Queering the Gothic. Eds. Andrew Smith and William Hughes. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2009, 158-76.

“What I didn’t do on my summer vacation,” Reader’s Forum on Procrastination, English Studies in Canada 34 (2-3), 2008, 21-24

“Byron and the Choreography of Queer Desire,” Palgrave Advances in Byron Studies. Ed. Jane Stabler. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2007, 16-33.

“Nightmare on Sesame Street; or The Self-Possessed Child,” Gothic Studies 8.2 (2006): 98-113.

“Gothic Sexualities,” Teaching the Gothic. Eds. Andrew Smith and Anna Powell. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2006, 93-106.

Co-written with Natasha Hurley, “Curiouser: On the Queerness of Children”  Introduction to Curiouser: On the Queerness of Children.   Ed. Steven Bruhm and Natasha Hurley, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004, ix-xxxviii.

“Queer Today, Gone Tomorrow,” English Studies in Canada Readers’ Forum, English Studies in Canada 29 (2003):25-32.

"The Contemporary Gothic: Why We Need It," Cambridge Companion to the Gothic. Ed. Jerrold Hogle. London: Cambridge University Press, 2002, 259-76.

“Encrypted Identities,”  Special Double Issue of Gothic Studies, Vol.2, 1. Ed. Steven Bruhm, April, 2000, 1-7.

“Picture This: Stephen King’s Queer Gothic,” Companion to the Gothic. Ed. David Punter.  Oxford: Blackwell Press, 1999, 269-80.

“Reforming Byron’s Narcissism,” The Lessons of  Romanticism: A Critical Companion.  Eds. Thomas Pfau and Robert Gleckner.  Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1998, 429-47.

“Queer Queer Vladimir.” American Imago: Psychoanalysis and Culture. 53 (1996): 281-306; reprinted in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol. 108. New York: Gale Group, 2001, 161-71.

“Blond Ambition: Tennessee Williams’s Homographesis,” Essays in Theatre/Etudes théâtrales 14 (1996): 97-105.

“On Stephen King’s Phallus, or The Postmodern Gothic” Narrative 4 (1996): 55-73; revised and reprinted in The American Gothic: New Interventions in a National Narrative. Eds. Robert K. Martin and Eric Savoy.  Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1998, 75-96.

“Taking One to Know One: Oscar Wilde and Narcissism,” English Studies in Canada 21 (1995): 170-188.

“Aesthetics and Anesthetics at the Revolution,” Studies in Romanticism 32 (1993): 399-424.

“Roderick Random’s Closet,” English Studies in Canada 19 (1993): 401-16

“William Godwin’s Fleetwood: The Epistemology of the Tortured Body,” Eighteenth-Century Life 16  (1992): 21-33.

“Blackmailed by Sex: Tennessee Williams and the Economics of Desire” Modern Drama 34 (1991): 528-537.

Art Writing:

“Viewing in Discretion.” Catalogue Essay for Dan O’Neill’s Viewer Discretion: New Work and Work in Review. St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, 6 March – 18 April 2004

“Grab Your Baskets, Girls, We’re Going Shopping!”  Catalogue Essay for QC: Queer Commodity, curated by Spencer Ramsay. Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, 7 March – 28 April 2002

Editor of Queer Looking, Queer Acting: Lesbian and Gay Vernacular, by Robin Metcalfe. Catalog of an exhibition held at Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, 11 October -16 November 1997.


Entry for “Gothic Body” in The Handbook of Gothic Literature.  Ed. Marie Mulvey-Roberts (London: Macmillan, 1998), 267-8.

Review of Ellen Brinks’ Gothic Masculinity: Effeminacy and the Supernatural in English and German Romanticism (Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2003), The Wordsworth Circle 35.4 (2004): 183-4

Review of Jerrold Hogle’s The Undergrounds of The Phantom of the Opera: Sublimation and the Gothic in Leroux’s Novel and Its Progeny (New York: Palgrave, 2002), Romantics Circles Reviews (on-line) 7.2 Winter 2004. 

Review of David Punter’s Gothic Pathologies: The Text, The Body and The Law (Macmillan, 1998). Romanticism On the Net 17 (February 2000),

Review of Cannon Schmitt’s Alien Nation: Nineteenth-Century Gothic Fictions and English Nationality (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997). European Romantic Review 10, 3 (1999): 397-400.

Review of Roxana Stuart’s Stage Blood: Vampires on the 19th-Century Stage (Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1994), in Gothic Studies, Vol. 1, 1 (1999), 129-31.

Review of David Collings’s Wordsworthian Errancies: The Poetics of  Cultural Dismemberment (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994) in South Atlantic Review 60 (1995): 137-40.



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