Authored Books

  • Maison de Deuil, Maison de Liesse? (House of Mourning, House of Mirth?): The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. With Marc Amfreville. Éditions Fahrenheit. 2013.
  • Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship and National Identity in Literature. Oxford University Press, 2011. Paper 2013.
  • Edith Wharton: Matters of Mind and Spirit. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Edited Books

  • Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Broadview Press, 2013.
  • The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader. With Caroline Levander. Rutgers University Press, 2003.
  • Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth: A Casebook. Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton. Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton. New Riverside Editions. Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
  • The Calvinist Roots of the Modern Era: Essays on Fiction, Drama, and Poetry. With Aliki Barnstone and Michael Tomasek Manson. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1997.
  • Anxious Power: Reading, Writing, and Ambivalence in Narrative by Women. With Susan Elizabeth Sweeney. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993.

Recent Articles

  • “Change at Stake: Teaching Edith Wharton’s Late Fiction,” Edith Wharton Review1 (2013): 1-7.
  • “Horatio Alger’s Tattered Tom: A Tale of Two Genders.” Worcester Review1, 2 (2009): 116-21.
  • “Edith Wharton and Susan Minot: A Literary Lineage.” Edith Wharton Review2 (Fall 2007): 8-12.
  • “Teaching American Literature: The Centrality of Adoption.” Modern Language  Studies1/2 (Spring/Fall 2004): 76-83.
  • “Race, Culture, Nation: Edith Wharton and Ernest Renan.” Twentieth Century Literature. 49.1 (Spring 2003): 32-45.
  • “Bourdieu, Wharton, and Changing Culture in The Age of Innocence.” Special issue on Pierre Bourdieu. Cultural Studies 17.3/4 (2003):495-519.
  • “From Women’s Movement to Momentum: Where Are We Going, Where Have We Been, and Do We Need Nikes to Get There?” Journal of American Culture 25.3/4 (Fall/Winter 2002): 455-67.
  • “Edith Wharton, Religion, and Moral ‘Quicksand.’” Literature and Belief 15 (1995): 75-93.