prose

books

Senses of Style | Chicago: University of Chicago Press | 2018
Scenes of Instruction | Chicago: University of Chicago Press | 2007
Hamlet | edited with David Kastan | New York: Barnes and Noble | 2007

short books

In Other Words | New York and Pittsburgh: Flugschriften | 2020
Take Care | Brooklyn: Cabinet Books | 2017

essays and articles

Early Modern Essayism | The Cambridge Companion to the Essay | Edited by Evan Kindley and Kara Wittman | Cambridge: Cambridge University Press | in progress
The Book as Metaphor
 | The Oxford Handbook to the History of the Book in Early Modern England | Oxford: Oxford University Press | in press
Style | The Oxford History of Poetry in English: Sixteenth-Century Poetry | Oxford: Oxford University Press | in press
Can You Handle This? | Cabinet | in press
Poetry, Critique, Imitation | Poetic Critique | Edited by Michel Chaouli | Berlin: De Gruyter, 45-55 | 2021
The Truth of Diction | Tupelo Quarterly 20 | 2020
Shakespeare and the Problem of Style | The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s Language | Edited by Lynne Magnusson and David Schalkwyk | Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 3-19 | 2019
Leap Year | ELH 84.2: 361-376 | 2017
I Put a Light in the Milk | Cabinet 62: 74-79 | 2017
Besides Good and Evil | Studies in English Literature 51.1 | 2017
Obstinate Spenser | Spenser Review 47.1.2 | 2017
Thing, Use, Style | October 155: 32 | 2016
J. H. Prynne, The Art of Poetry No. 101 | with Josh Kotin | Paris Review 218: 174-207 | 2016 
Purcell’s Dido and the Fate of Mark Morris
| Opera Quarterly 31.3: 186-189 | 2015
Disjunct Quatrains | The Chicago Review 58: 147-153 | 2014
Surrey’s Black Eye | Cabinet 53: 100-103 | 2014
Critique and Imitation | English Language Notes 51: 123-27 | 2013
Hardly They Heard | Shakespeare up Close: Reading Early Modern Texts | Edited by Russ McDonald, Nicholas Nace, and Travis Williams | New York: Bloomsbury, 87-94 | 2013
Panic’s Castle | Representations 120: 1-16 | 2012
Ordinariness | Curiosity and Method | New York: Cabinet Books, 492-96 | 2012
Locus Communis | Cabinet 45: 90-94 | 2012
Tom’s Hat | Cabinet 44: 70-71 | 2012
Spenser’s Metrics | The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser | Edited by Richard McCabe | Oxford: Oxford University Press, 385-402 | 2012
Thrasonical Huffe Snuffe | Cabinet 39: 90-96 | 2010
Styles of Disjunction | Southwest Review 92: 116-31 | 2010
Tudor Versification and the Rise of Iambic Pentameter  | A Companion to Tudor Literature | Edited by Kent Cartwright | Chichester: Blackwell, 364-380 | 2010.
Shakespeare’s Reading | with Sean Keilen | The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare | Edited by Margreta de Grazia and Stanley Wells | Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 15-30 | 2010
Verdigris | Cabinet 35: 16-18 | 2009
Roll Playing | Cabinet 34: 46-52 | 2009
Harry Berger’s Intellectual Community | A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr and the Arts of Interpretation | Edited by David L. Miller and Nina Levine | New York: Fordham U. P., 264-72 | 2009
Reading Wyatt for the Style | Modern Philology 105: 65-86 | 2007
The Method of Spenser’s Stanza | Spenser Studies 19: 17-25 | 2004
Shakespeare and the New Aestheticism | Literary Imagination 5: 95-103 | 2003
When to Stop Reading The Faerie Queene | Never Again Would Birds’ Song Be the Same: New Essays on Poetry and Poetics, Renaissance to Modern | Edited by Jennifer Lewin | New Haven: Beinecke Library, 35-54 | 2002
Spenser’s Sense of Poetic Justice | Raritan 21: 127-40 | 2001
Spenser and the Troubled Theaters | English Literary Renaissance 29: 179-200 | 2000
Just Let Me Say This about Just Let Me Say This about That | Literary Imagination 1: 273-84 | 1999

shorter writing

Sylva Verborum | Asad Raza | Root Sequence, Mother Tongue | Edited by Olivia Fairweather. | London: Koenig Books | 2019
The Ostoyascope | Anna Ostoya | Warsaw: Zachęta—Narodowa Galeria Sztuki | 2018
Rape, Jokes, Consent (on Vanessa Place) | Studies in Gender and Sexuality 18: 274-276 | 2018
Life Sentence | Paris Review Daily | 2017
Accent Elimination | Nina Katchadourian | Curiouser | Edited by Veronica Roberts | Austin: University of Texas Press, 64-65 | 2017
The Things of Whenever | Prac Crit | 2015
Psychoanalytic Night at Hooters
| Triple Canopy | 2015
In Memoriam: John Hollander | Paris Review Daily | 2013
Bend Sinister | The American Reader | 2013
Spenser, Edmund | The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature | Edited by Alan Stewart and Garrett Sullivan | Chichester: Wiley Blackwell | 2012
The Book of Ephraim | At Length | 2012
The Spenserian Stanza | Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics | Edited by Roland Greene | Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1350-1351 | 2011
Style | Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics | Edited by Roland Greene | Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1369-1370 | 2011
Sessions of Sweet Thought | Convolution 1 | 2011

reviews

Review of Anne Carson, Norma Jeanne Baker of Troy | Public Books | 2.25.2020
Review of Richard Danson Brown, The Art of the Faerie Queene | Spenser Review 43.9.6 | 2019
Review of Andrew Escobedo, ed., Edmund Spenser in Context | Renaissance Quarterly 72: 394-396 | 2019
Review of Maren-Sofie Røstvig, Ars Aeterna and Other Essays on Literary Structure | Renaissance Quarterly 70: 802-803 | 2017
Review of Lucy Munro, Archaic Style in English Literature 1590-1674 | Renaissance Quarterly 68: 384-86 | 2015
Review of David Wilson-Okamura, Spenser’s International Style | Modern Philology 112: 228-230 | 2015
Review of Nandini Das, Renaissance Romance: The Transformation of English Prose Fiction; Garrett Sullivan, Sleep, Romance and Human Embodiment: Vitality from Spenser to Milton; Tiffany Jo Werth, The Fabulous Dark Cloister: Romance in England after the Reformation | The Spenser Review 44 | 2014
Review of Rayna Kalas, Frame, Glass, Verse | Renaissance Quarterly 61: 668-669 | 2008
Review of Paul Cefalu, Moral Identity in Early Modern English Literature | Modern Philology 104.4: 574-578 | 2007
Review of Judith H. Anderson, Translating Investments| Renaissance Quarterly 59.2: 630-631 | 2006
Review of Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno, E. E. Cummings | The Chicago TribuneJan. 9 2005
Review of Stephen Greenblatt, Will in the World | The Chicago TribuneSept. 26 2004
Review of David Kirby, What Is a Book | The Chicago TribuneJuly 6 2003
Review of Dennis Kezar, Guilty Creatures | The Spenser Review 33.2: 14-17 | 2002
Review of Brad Leithauser, Darlington’s Fall | The Chicago Tribune, March 31 | 2002
Review of Stanley Fish, How Milton Works | The Chicago TribuneOct. 21 2001
Review of Catherine Gimelli Martin, Ruins of Allegory | The Spenser Newsletter 30.2: 9-11 | 1999