A book-length study of legal and literary constructions of personhood called Character: Writing and Reputation in Victorian Law and Literature
Character, Writing and Reputation in Victorian Law and Literature, (Under Review)
Law, Literature, and the Transmission of Culture in England, 1837-1925. Burlington, VT and London: Ashgate, 2010.
Teaching Law and Literature. with Austin Sarat and Matthew Anderson. New York: Modern Language Association, 2011.
Law and the Humanities: An Introduction. with Austin Sarat and Matthew Anderson. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009
Articles and Book Chapters
“Literacies for a New Canon.” Law, Culture and the Humanities, First Published Dec 12, 2019, doi:10.1177/1743872119893320.
"Narrative and Law." Law and Literature. Ed. Kieran Dolin. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2018, pp. 42-57.
"Gossip, Hearsay and the Character Exception in Victorian Law and Literature." Law and Humanities 9.2 (Fall/Winter 2015): 172-202.
"Riot and Revolution in Elizabeth Gaskell's Fiction." Law, Culture, and the Humanities 10.3 (2014): 421-39.
"Privacy, Character, and the Jurisdiction of the Self: A 'Story of the Door' in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Special issue on Jurisdiction. English Language Notes 48.2 (Fall/Winter 2010): 215-24.
"Trial Separations: Divorce, Disestablishment, and Home Rule in Phineas Redux." College Literature Special issue on Law and Literature. 35.3 (2008): 30-56.
"Of Testaments and Tattoos: The Wills Act of 1837 and Rider Haggard's Mr. Meeson's Will (1888)." Law and Literature 18.3 (2006): 323-42.
"Fictions of Justice: Testamentary Intention and the (Il)legitimate Heir in Anthony Trollope's Ralph the Heir and E.M. Forster's Howards End." English Literature in Transition 47.3 (2004): 311-30.
"Tinklers and Time Machines: Time-Travel in the Social Fantasy of E. Nesbit and H.G. Wells." Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults. Eds. Elaine Ostry and Carrie Hintz. New York: Routledge, 2003.
"Wandering Narratives and Wavering Conclusions: Irreconciliation in Frances Burney's The Wanderer and Walter Scott's Waverley." European Romantic Review 12 (2001): 429-456.
Legal history and the Victorian and Edwardian novel (e.g. testamentary law, married womens property law, illegitimacy, charitable trusts, trials), literary history, realism and modernism, law and the humanities