Publications

Books
  • The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)
    • 2nd printing, 2011; also available on Kindle and in Oxford Scholarship Online [corrigenda downloadable here]
      • “a stylish, superbly erudite account of this subject” (Terry Eagleton, Culture and the Death of God)
      • “This book offers one of the most profound reflections on symbol since Paul de Man: subtle, original and provocative. It is a brief book, but extremely rich, and often brilliant” (Michael John Kooy, Times Higher Education Supplement; read the complete review here)
      • “remarkably successful . . . in broadening the historical and disciplinary parameters of its primary subject . . . particularly innovative in paralleling the natural sciences with the humanities. . . . Despite the complexity of its topic, the book is never obscure in its approach, critiquing the most intricate topics with precision and clarity” (Jeffrey Einboden, Coleridge Bulletin)
      • “will take its place before long among the indispensable contributions to Romantic studies, and to the still pressing debates about the status and worth of the Romantic endeavour” (Uttara Natarajan, Notes & Queries)
      • “There is a great deal more to this study than the title might suggest. . . . The scope of the volume is in fact thoroughly European, as is befitting any discussion of the emergence of Romantic thought, and diachronically rich with excurses into classical thought as well as the work of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century philosophers and theologians” (Carol Tully, Modern Language Review)
      • “anyone interested in the history of the Romantic symbol, and the bearing of that history on the concept itself, will find a great deal of compelling and challenging material between the covers of this surprisingly slim volume . . . much more bang for the buck on that subject than anyone else, to my knowledge, for the last half century or so” (Charles Rzepka, Modern Language Quarterly)
  • Editor, Norton Critical Edition of Wordsworth’s Poetry and Prose (New York: Norton, 2013)
    • A generous selection (790 pp.) of Wordsworth’s poetry and critical prose arranged under the headings and in the texts of their earliest published volumes, allowing readers to trace the development of the poet’s canon as it appeared to his contemporaries, together with a newly edited and annotated text of the thirteen-book Prelude (1805), facing-page texts (for the first time in any edition) of The Ruined Cottage (1799) and book 1 of The Excursion (1814), explanatory headnotes and annotations, a biographical and topographical glossary, maps, and 28 critical responses to Wordsworth by British and American authors from the 19th to 21st centuries.
    • Corrected 2nd printing, 2017; third printing, July 2021
      • “It is likely to set the agenda for classroom study of Wordsworth for years to come, and is an essential text for scholars” (Pamela Clemit, TLS)
  • Co-editor (with Richard Gray, Gary Handwerk, Michael Rosenthal, and Klaus Vieweg), Inventions of the Imagination: Romanticism and Beyond (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011)
    • “The dialectic between reason and imagination forms a key element in Romantic and post-romantic philosophy, science, literature, and art. [This volume] explores the diverse theories and assessments of this dialectic in a collection of essays by philosophers and literary and cultural critics [including Wolfgang Welsch, Michael Forster, Robert Pippin, Tilottama Rajan, and Christoph Bode]” (from the cover description).
      • “makes an important contribution not only to the history of philosophy and the study of romanticism, but also to contemporary questions in hermeneutics, theories of knowledge and aesthetics”‘ (Dalia Nassar, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews)
  • Co-editor (with Paul Magnuson and Raimonda Modiano), Norton Critical Edition of Coleridge’s Poetry and Prose (New York: Norton, 2003)
    • The most fully annotated single-volume edition of Coleridge’s writings available (828 pp.), with a large selection of the poetry and a generous selection of the prose, including, literary lectures, philosophical writings, and much of the Biographia Literaria, together with explanatory headnotes, a glossary and biographical register, and a selection of 19th- and 20th-century critical responses to Coleridge
    • 6th printing, 2017
      • “The long-awaited Norton Critical Edition of Coleridge’s Poetry and Prose . . . should now become the standard edition by which all undergraduates approach the study of Coleridge” (Matthew Scott, Year’s Work in English Studies)
      • “[The editors], all eminent Coleridge scholars, have peformed a particularly impressive feat. Within the confines of a relatively compact volume, they have helped us, to quote a key letter included in the edition, to become ‘habituated to the Vast'” (Teddi Chichester Bonca, Modern Language Studies)
  • Editor, Fearful Symmetry, vol. 14 of the Collected Works of Northrop Frye (University of Toronto Press, 2004)
  • Textual editor, Opus Maximum, vol. 15 of The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Princeton University Press, 2002)
    • The final volume of The Collected Works to be published, Opus Maximum gathered the last major body of Coleridge’s unpublished prose writings. Consisting primarily of fragments dictated probably between 1819 and 1823, these writings represent all that survives of what Coleridge considered to be ‘the principal Labour’ and ‘the great Object’ of his life, which he called variously the Logosophia and Magnum Opus.
    • I was responsible for editing and dating the texts from the manuscripts, writing the statement of editorial principles and editorial headnotes to each fragment, selecting the illustrations, and indexing the volume
      • Corrigenda: p. xvii, l. 14: for as compromise read as a compromise; p. xxvii under L&L: for Frags 1–3 read Frags 1–4; p. 10, ll. 11–12: for holds and gives read hold and give (i.e., ignore the emendations); p. 60, l. 9: for anchor read sanction; p. 66, ll. 12–13: for fundamental read prudential; p. 66, l. 17: for practicality read practicability; p. 72, l. 6: for and a read and not a; p. 75, l. 7: for substraction read substratum; p. 80, l. 9 of text (not headnote): for factors read facts; p. 84, l. 5 of C’s note: for dependency read dependancy; p. 96, l. 9: for no satisfactory read receive no satisfactory; p. 131, l. 27: for than A B read that A B; p. 207, l. 5: for terms read term; p. 207, l. 14: for contain it read or contain it; p. 352, l. 14: for λογσμων read λογισμων; p. 355, l. 26 (Greek): for θαυμζειν read θαυμαζειν; p. 362, textual notes e-f and g-h should begin: ms: . . .
Guest-edited journal

Editor and introducer, ‘Opera and Nineteenth-Century Literature’, special issue of Romanticism on the Net 34/35 (May/August 2004 [i.e. January 2005])

Digital edition
Chapters and articles
  • ‘Transcendental Revolutions’, in Patrick Vincent (ed.), The Cambridge History of European Romantic Literature (CUP, forthcoming 2022) (14,000 words)
  • ‘Coleridge’s Philosophies’, in Tim Fulford (ed.), The New Cambridge Companion to Coleridge (CUP, forthcoming 2022)
  • ‘Periodisation and the Epochal Event’, in Sophie Laniel-Musitelli and Céline Sabiron (eds.), Romanticism and Time: Literary Temporalities (Cambridge: OBP, 2021), pp. 234–41, 256–7
    • Free PDF of the volume available here
  • ‘Romantic Thinking’, in Daniel Whistler and Panayiota Vassilopoulou (eds.), Thought: A Philosophical History (Abingdon: Routledge, 2021), pp. 61–74
    • On anti-foundationalism and self-reflexivity in Hölderlin, Novalis, and Friedrich Schlegel
  • With Stephanie Dumke, ‘The Reception of A. W. Schlegel in British Romanticism’, Serapion: Zweijahresschrift für europäische Romantik, 1 (2020), 89–103
  • ‘Spinoza nel romanticismo inglese (Coleridge e Shelley)’, in Carlo Altini (ed.), La fortuna di Spinoza in età moderna e contemporanea (Pisa: Edizioni della Normale di Pisa, 2020), vol. 2, pp. 55–69
  • ‘European Romanticism: Ambivalent Responses to the Sense of a New Epoch’, in Warren Breckman and Peter Gordon (eds.), The Cambridge History of Modern European Thought (CUP, 2019), vol. 1, pp. 40–64
  • With Stephanie Dumke, ‘An Unpublished Carlyle Letter in Leipzig’, Notes and Queries, 66 (2018), 372–5
  • ‘The Greco-Roman Revival’, in David Duff (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism (OUP, 2018), pp. 661–74
  • ‘Byron and Weltliteratur’, in Norbert Lennartz (ed.), Byron and Marginality (Edinburgh University Press, 2018), pp. 19–29
    • On Byron, Goethe, and the concept of ‘world literature’
    • Hardback, paperback, and e-book editions
  • ‘The Literature of Italy in Byron’s Poems of 1817–20’, in Diego Saglia and Alan Rawes (eds.), Byron and Italy (Manchester University Press, 2017), pp. 23–43
    • On Byron’s identification with Italy and Italian writers, particularly in ‘The Lament of Tasso’, ‘The Prophecy of Dante’, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, and his translation of Pulci’s Morgante maggiore
  • ‘Past and Future, Discontent and Unease’, in Christoph Bode (ed.), Romanticism and the Forms of Discontent (Trier: WVT, 2017), pp. 87–99
  • ‘Two Types of Wordsworthian Ambiguity’, in Sebastian Domsch, Christoph Reinfandt, and Katharina Rennhak (eds.), Romantic Ambiguities: Abodes of the Modern (Trier: WVT, 2017), pp. 37–52
    • On The Prelude (1805)
  • The Anti-Historicist Historicism of German Romantic Architecture’, European Romantic Review, 26 (2015), 789–807
  • ‘The Theorization of Style’, in Stefanie Fricke, Felicitas Meinert, and Katharina Pink (eds.), Romanticism and Knowledge (Trier: WVT, 2015), 73–86
  • ‘Romanticism, Imagism, and Hermeneutic Anxiety: A Response to Andrew Hay’, Connotations: A Journal of Critical Debate, 23 (2014), 127–39
    • Abridged version, ‘The Poundian Image and the Romantic Symbol’, La Questione Romantica, n.s. 5 (2013 [i.e. 2015]), 153–8
  • ‘Romanticism, the Temporalization of History, and the Historicization of Form’, Modern Language Quarterly, 74 (2013), 363–89
  • Afterword to Helmut Hühn and James Vigus (eds.), Symbol and Intuition: Comparative Studies in Kantian and Romantic-Period Aesthetics (London: Legenda, 2013), pp. 191–3
  • ‘Telling Stories about Romantic Theory’, European Romantic Review, 23 (2012), 305–11
  • ‘Coleridge’s Ecumenical Spinoza’, in Beth Lord (ed.), Spinoza beyond Philosophy (Edinburgh University Press, 2012), 188–207
    • Paperback edition, 2014
    • Abridged reprint in Tim Fulford (ed.), ‘Coleridge and His Circle: New Perspectives’, special issue of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, 61 (April 2012 [i.e., November 2013])
  • ‘Byron between Ariosto and Tasso’, in Frederick Burwick and Paul Douglass (eds.), Dante and Italy in British Romanticism (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011), 39–53
  • ‘Ruins without a Past’, Essays in Romanticism, 18 (2011), 7–27
    • On artificial and imaginary ruins in literature, painting, and architecture from the Renaissance to Romanticism
  • The Very Model of a Modern Epic Poem’, European Romantic Review, 21 (2010), 589–600
    • On Byron’s Don Juan
    • Reprinted in Thomas Pfau and Robert Mitchell (eds.), Romanticism and Modernity (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012), chap. 10
    • Reprinted on Routledge Historical Resources: Romanticism website (2018)
  • ‘Coleridge on Allegory and Symbol’, in Frederick Burwick (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Oxford UP, 2009), 345–58
    • Paperback edition, 2012
  • ‘Coleridge’s Most Unfortunate Borrowing from A. W. Schlegel’, in Christoph Bode and Sebastian Domsch (eds.), British and European Romanticisms (Trier: WVT, 2007), pp. 131–42
    • On Coleridge’s appropriation of Schlegel’s symbol/allegory distinction
  • ‘Greek Myths, Christian Mysteries, and the Tautegorical Symbol’, The Wordsworth Circle, 36 (2005), 6–8
  • ‘Northrop Frye’s Fearful Symmetry, Essays in Criticism, 55 (2005), 159–72
  • ‘Lucy, Lucia, and Locke’, Romanticism on the Net, 34/35 (May/August 2004)
    • On Scott’s Bride of Lammermoor, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and Lockean epistemology
  • Seven articles in Christopher John Murray (ed.), The Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760–1850, 2 vols. (New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004):
    • ‘Art and Classical Antiquity’, pp. 30–1
    • ‘Boullée, Étienne-Louis (1728–1799)’, pp. 107–8
    • ‘Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich (1743–1819)’, pp. 571–3
    • ‘Klenze, Leo von (1784–1864)’, pp. 615–16
    • ‘Robinson, Henry Crabb (1775–1867)’, pp. 949–51
    • ‘Schinkel, Karl Friedrich (1781–1841)’, pp. 1005–7
    • ‘Symbol and Allegory’, pp. 1113–14
  • ‘The Metaphysical Foundation of Frye’s Monadology’, in Jeffery Donaldson and Alan Mendelson (eds.), Frye and the Word: Religious Contexts in the Writings of Northrop Frye (University of Toronto Press, 2004), pp. 97–104
  • ‘How Coleridge Was Wilder than Byron’, Romanticism, 10 (2004), 144–57
  • ‘Walter Benjamin’s Unacknowledged Romanticism’, Lingua Humanitatis, 2 (2002), 163–82
  • ‘When Is a Symbol Not a Symbol? Coleridge on the Eucharist’, The Coleridge Bulletin, 20 (2002), 85–92
  • ‘Mind as Microcosm’, European Romantic Review, 12 (2001), 43–52
  • ‘The Norton Critical Edition of Coleridge’s Poetry and Prose’, Romanticism on the Net, 19 (August 2000)
  • ‘Why Coleridge Was Not a Freudian’, Dreaming: Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams, 7 (1997), 13–28 (special issue on Coleridge)
  • ‘How Christian Is the Coleridgean Symbol?’ The Wordsworth Circle, 26 (1995), 26–30
  • ‘An Anthropological Approach to the Romantic Symbol’, European Romantic Review, 4 (1993), 13–33
  • ‘From Hierarchy to Opposition: Allegory and the Sublime’, Comparative Literature, 44 (1992), 337–60
Reviews
  • Review of Stefan Collini, The Nostalgic Imagination: History in English Criticism, Common Knowledge, 27 (2021), 313–15
  • Review of Jonathan Sachs, The Poetics of Decline in British Romanticism, Modern Language Quarterly, 80 (2019), 230–2
  • Review of Roger Paulin, The Life of August Wilhelm Schlegel, Romantic Circles Reviews, published 6 April 2017
  • Review of Ewan Jones, Coleridge and the Philosophy of Poetic Form, Romantic Circles Reviews, published April 2016
  • Review of Coleridge, Biographia Literaria, ed. Adam Roberts, The Coleridge Bulletin, n.s. 46 (2015), 121–4
  • Review of Henry Crabb Robinson, Essays on Kant, Schelling, and German Aesthetics, ed. James Vigus, The Coleridge Bulletin, n.s. 39 (2012), 103–5
  • Review of Brenda Machosky (ed.), Thinking Allegory Otherwise, Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, the Philosophy of History, 39 (2010 [i.e. 2011]), 381–3
  • Review of Adam Potkay, The Story of Joy, Modern Language Quarterly, 71 (2010), 215–17
  • ‘Forward to Rome’, The London Magazine, March/April 2009, 69–72
    • Review of ‘Andrea Palladio: Life and Legacy’, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 31 January–13 April 2009, and of Guido Beltramini and Howard Burns (eds.), Palladio
  • Review of Thomas Pfau, Romantic Moods: Paranoia, Trauma, and Melancholy, 1790–1840, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, 51 (August 2008)
  • Review of Jeffrey Barbeau (ed.), Coleridge’s Assertion of Religion: Essays on the Opus Maximum, The Coleridge Bulletin, 30 (2007), 48–50
  • Review of William Newman and Lawrence Principle, Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry, The Scriblerian, 37/38 (2005), 165–7
  • Review of The Works of Thomas De Quincey, vols. 8–21, The Wordsworth Circle, 35 (2004), 201–3
  • Review of The Works of Thomas De Quincey, vols. 1–7, The Wordsworth Circle, 32 (2001), 274–6
  • Review of Jennifer Ford’s Coleridge and Dreaming, Romanticism on the Net 18 (May 2000)
  • Review of Frederick Burwick’s Poetic Madness and the Romantic Imagination, Romanticism on the Net 14 (May 1999)
  • Review of S. T. Coleridge’s Shorter Works and Fragments and Early Family Letters, The Wordsworth Circle, 27 (1996), 193–4
  • Review of Thomas McFarland’s Romanticism and the Heritage of Rousseau and Forest Pyle’s Ideology of the Imagination, The Wordsworth Circle, 26 (1995), 252–3
Other publications
  • ‘Shelley Memorial, University College, Oxford’, Rêve (Romantic Europe: The Virtual Exhibition), published 27 March 2020
  • ‘Remembering M. H. Abrams 1912–2015’, NASSR Newsletter, 24.1 (spring 2015), 4–5
  • Coelridge’s Ballad of Enduring Fascination’ (programme note on the Tiger Lillies’ Rime of the Ancient Mariner), Brighton Festival, 23 May 2013
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