A round-up of my published reviews and essays, with links where available.
Open Letters Monthly
Second Glance: Reading Anthony Trollope (October 2009)
Second Glance: The Radicalism of Felix Holt (January 2010)
The Morality of Vanity Fair: It’s All About You (July 2010)
Against the Wind: Rereading Gone with the Wind (October 2010)
A Woman of High Courage: Review of Sara Paretsky, Body Work (February 2011)
Ahdaf Soueif: A Novelist in Tahrir Square (April 2011)
The Quiet One: Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (January 2012)
Review of Nancy Henry, The Life of George Eliot (September 2012)
No Lesser Crime: Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone (November 2013)
“Lost in Eliot”: Review of Rebecca Mead, My Life in Middlemarch (February 2014)
Elena Ferrante’s Hunger, Rebellion, and Rage (September 2014)
Read, Write, Love: Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words (September 2016)
Infinitesimal Jest: Ian McEwan’s Nutshell (October 2016)
Mind the Gap: Graeme Macrea Burnet’s His Bloody Project (January 2017)
Over the Top: Simon Tolkien’s No Man’s Land (March 2017)
The Los Angeles Review of Books
“Martin Beck Has a Cold: On Sjöwall and Wahlöö’s Story of Crime” (August 2011)
“Look No More Backward: George Eliot’s Silas Marner and Atheism” (October 2012)
“Spinster, Victim, Soldier, Spy: Dick Francis and the Evolution of Women in Crime Fiction” (August 2013)
The Times Literary Supplement
The World Her Book: Danielle Dutton, Margaret the First (February 2017)
Fast Food: Review of Emma Donoghue, The Wonder (September 2016)
In Brief: Review of Wilkie Collins, Jezebel’s Daughter (August 2016)
Gender Setting: Review of The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women Writers, Louisa Stuart Costello: A Nineteenth-Century Writing Life, and Networking the Nation (August 2016)
Review of Dinitia Smith, The Honeymoon (July 8, 2016)
Review of Samantha Walton, Guilty But Insane: Mind and Law in Golden Age Detective Fiction (October 2015)
Canadian Notes & Queries
Review of Lesley Krueger, Mad Richard (forthcoming Spring 2017)
Quill & Quire
Review of Jean McNeil, The Dhow House (March 2017)
Canadian Noir: David Montrose and Frances Shelley Wees (December 2016)
Review of Ami McKay, The Witches of New York (Fall 2016)
Review of Steven Price, By Gaslight (July 2016)
Review of Dan Vyleta, Smoke (May 2016)
For Books’ Sake
10 Reasons to Love Vera Brittain (February 2015)
Review of Maurizio de Giovanni, The Bastards of Pizzofalcone and Darkness for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone (September 2016)
Sex, Style, and Sewage Farms: Winifred Holtby and Virginia Woolf (December 2014)
The Kenyon Review Online
Review of Yasmine El Rashidi, Chronicle of a Last Summer (March 2017)
Middlemarch and the ‘Cry from Soul to Soul’ (August 2015)
The Quarterly Conversation
Review of David Contanstine, In Another Country and The Life-Writer (Fall 2016)
The British Library
“Adam Bede: Realism, Research, and Religion.” Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians
The Mill on the Floss: Education, Literature, and the Bildungsroman.” Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians
Detecting Canadian Identity: Review of Detecting Canada: Essays on Canadian Crime Fiction (13:1, Spring-Summer 2015)
Interviews & Other Media
Interviewed for “The Enduring Appeal of Sherlock Holmes.” CTV Atlantic (January 22, 2015).
Twitter Q&A for English 607 (University of Calgary Graduate Seminar with Dr. Karen Bourrier) (January 2015).
Interviewed for “Downton Abbey Season 5: The triumph of period drama.” CBC News (January 3, 2015).
Interviewed by Matt Jakubowski: “What is a Critic’s Role? An Interview with Rohan Maitzen.” truce (July 21, 2014).
Twitter Q&A for The Atlantic’s #1Book140, with Stephen Burt (Harvard University) (May 2014).
Interviewed by Colleen Shea: “Brain/Food: hot tea and wild free-born cranberries.” Jam and Idleness (June 2013).
Interviewed for “Who Was Richard III? How fiction can define history.” The Globe and Mail (February 8, 2013).
Interviewed for “Austen’s Power: 200 years of Pride and Prejudice.” CBC News (January 28, 2013).
Interviewed by Nigel Beale for Nota Bene (July 29, 2009).
Academic Publications: see full curriculum vitae here
Updated March 22, 2017