Here’s a quick listing of recent and current research. You can also check my CV for a more detailed record.

Revising the Clinic: Vision and Representation in Victorian Medical Narrative and the Novel (OSUP, 2010).
Now in paperback, Fall 2016!

Reviews of Revising the Clinic

Beautiful Mechanism: The Eye, the Microscope, and the Language of Wonder in Victorian Science (current book project)

Recent published work includes

“‘Discriminating the minuter beauties of nature’: Botany as Natural Theology in a Victorian Medical School,” in Strange Science: Investigating the Limits of Knowledge in the Victorian Age, ed. Shalyn Claggett and Lara Karpenko; foreword by Gillian Beer. Ann Arbor: U Mich Pr. (Jan 2017)

“‘A True Prophet’?: Speculation in Victorian Sensory Physiology and George Eliot’s ‘The Lifted Veil.’” Nineteenth-Century Literature 71.3 (December 2016): 369-403. Available at

“Open Annotation and Close Reading the Victorian Text: Using with Students.” Journal of Victorian Culture 21.4 (October 2016): 550-58. Click here for PDF. Copyright 2016. Available at

“Cleanliness and Medicinal Cheer: Harriet Martineau, the ‘People of Bleaburn,’ and the Sanitary Work of Household Words” in Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture, ed. Louise Penner and Tabitha Sparks, Pickering & Chatto, 2015. Currently published by U Pittsburgh P.

“‘Let me die in your house’: Cardiac Distress and Sympathy in Nineteenth-Century British Medicine.” Click here for PDF. Copyright 2014. Johns Hopkins UP. This article first appeared in Literature and Medicine 32.1 (Spring 2014), 105-32. DOI 10.1353/lm.2014.0004.

“Modernist Autobiography, Hysterical Narrative, and the Unnavigable River: The Case of Freud and H.D.” Click here for PDF. Copyright 2012. This article first appeared in Literature and Medicine 30.2 (2012): 241-275. DOI 10.1353/lm.2012.0028

“The Victorian Novel and Medicine” in The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

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