Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. Norton Critical Edition. Edited with Anne K. Phillips. New York: Norton, 2004.
Emma Lazarus: Selected Poems and Other Writings. Edited with an Introduction. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2002.
Adah Isaacs Menken: Infelicia and Other Writings. Edited with an Introduction. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2002.
The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia. Edited with Anne K. Phillips. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001.
Literature and Humanitarian Reform in the Civil War Era. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1996.
"'A Religion of Their Own': Louisa May Alcott's New American Religion." Nineteenth-Century American Women Write Religion: Lived Theologies and Literature. Ed. Mary Wearn. Farnham, UK: Ashgate [forthcoming].
"The Varieties of Adolescent Experience: Coming of Age in Alcott's Little Women." With Anne K. Phillips. Critical Insights: Coming of Age. Ed. Kent Baxter. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press [forthcoming].
"Emma Lazarus and Jewish Poetry." Options for Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Poetry. Ed. Paula Bernat Bennett and Karen L. Kilcup. New York: Modern Language Association, 2007. 151-160.
"Modernity and Louisa May Alcott's Jo's Boys." Children's Literature 34 (2006): 83-108.
"Whitman's Life and Work, 1819-92." A Companion to Walt Whitman. Ed. Donald D. Kummings. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006. 11-26.
"Reform." American History through Literature, 1820-70. Ed. Janet Gabler-Hover and Robert Sattelmeyer. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006. 957-65.
"Contradiction in Louisa May Alcott's Little Men." The New England Quarterly 78 (2005): 3-25.
"Plagiarism, Passing, and Performance: Adah Isaacs Menken's Jewish Poetry." Fakes and Forgeries. Ed. Peter Knight and Jonathan Long. Amersham, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2004. 165-76, 216-19.
"Emotion and the Jewish Historical Poems of Emma Lazarus." Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 37 (2004): 33-48.
"Amos Bronson Alcott." Writers of the American Renaissance: An A-Z Guide. Ed. Denise D. Knight. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2003. 1-6.
Introduction. The Sketches of Louisa May Alcott. New York: Ironweed Press, 2001. 9-19.
"Sentimental Discourse and the Bisexual Erotics of Work." Texas Studies in Literature and Language 41 (1999): 203-35.
"American Self-Fashioning and the Problems of Autobiography." Teaching the Literatures of Early America. Ed. Carla Mulford. New York: Modern Language Association, 1999. 229-242.
"Louisa May Alcott." Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Ed. Denise D. Knight. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1997. 1-10.
"Humanitarianism and Uncertainty in Arthur Mervyn." Essays in Literature 22 (1995): 215-26.
"Whitman and the Humanitarian Possibilities of Lilacs." Prospects: An Annual Journal of American Cultural Studies 18 (1993): 51-79.
"Jefferson in the Thirties: Pound's Use of Historical Documents in Eleven New Cantos." Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, Philosophy of History 19 (1989): 31-40.
Rev. of Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia, by Richard Francis. American Nineteenth Century History (2011): [forthcoming].
Rev. of Walt Whitman and the Civil War: America's Poet during the Lost Years of 1860-1862, by Ted Genoways. Resources for American Literary Study 34 (2011): 263-65.
Rev. of Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, by John Matteson. The New England Quarterly 81 (2008): 536-38.
Rev. of Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays, ed. Susan Belasco, Ed Folsom, and Kenneth M. Price. Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 26 (2008): 110-113.
Rev. of Emma Lazarus, by Esther Schor. Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 26.3 (2008): 196-98.
Rev. of Our Sisters' Keepers: Nineteenth-Century Benevolence Literature by American Women, ed. by Jill Bergman and Debra Bernardi. Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 23 (2006): 204-05.
Rev. of Rehabilitating Bodies: Health, History, and the American Civil War, by Lisa A. Long. Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 34 (2005): 497-502.
Rev. of Poets in the Public Sphere: The Emancipatory Project of American Women's Poetry, 1800-1900, by Paula Bernat Bennett. American Periodicals 14 (2004): 276-78.
Rev. of Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken and the Birth of American Celebrity, by Renée Sentilles. Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 21 (2004): 247-49.
Rev. of Emotion and Social Theory: Corporeal Reflections on the (Ir)Rational, by Simon J. Williams. European Journal of Cultural Studies 7 (2004): 269-71.
Rev. of Selected Letters of Mary Antin, ed. Evelyn Salz. Yiddish 13 (2004): 119-121.
"Cheap Teaching at High Prices: Jerome Klinkowitz’s Literature Pedagogy." Rev. of You've Got to Be Carefully Taught: Learning and Relearning Literature, by Jerome Klinkowitz. Pedagogy 3 (2003): 135-40.
"Society as Communication, Art as Communication, and the Paradoxes of Autonomous Systems." Rev. of Art as a Social System, by Niklas Luhmann. The Review of Communication 2 (2002): 39-43.
"Histories of the New." Rev. of Turning the Century: Essays in Media and Cultural Studies, ed. Carol A. Stabile. Cultural Studies 16 (2002): 323-24.
"Reading a Feminist Romance: Literary Critics and Little Women." Rev. of Little Women: A Family Romance, by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser, and Little Women and the Feminist Imagination: Criticism, Controversy, Personal Essays, ed. Janice M. Alberghene and Beverly Lyon Clark. Children's Literature 28 (2000): 238-44.
Rev. of Whitman, Slavery, and the Emergence of Leaves of Grass, by Martin Klammer. American Studies 40.1 (1999): 139-40.
Rev. of RePresenting Bisexualities: Subjects and Cultures of Fluid Desire, ed. Donald E. Hall and Maria Pramaggiore. Journal of Homosexuality 37 (1999): 164-67.
"Romantic Whitman." Rev. of Whitman and the Romance of Medicine, by Robert Leigh Davis, and Walt Whitman: A Gay Life, by Gary Schmidgall. American Quarterly 50 (1998): 670-78.
Rev. of The Politics of Distinction: Whitman and the Discourses of Nineteenth-Century America, by Christopher Beach. American Studies 39.1 (1998): 152-53.
"Anti-Enlightenment Voices." Rev. of Voicing America: Language, Literary Form, and the Origins of the United States, by Christopher Looby. Novel: A Forum on Fiction 30 (1997): 412-14.
Rev. of Breaking Bounds: Whitman and American Cultural Studies, ed. Betsy Erkkila and Jay Grossman. Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 13.3 (1996): 162-66.
Rev. of Black Sun: Depression and Melancholy, by Julia Kristeva. Iowa Journal of Literary Studies 11 (1991): 137-39.
Nine Entries for The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia [Lydia Maria Child, Henry James, Rhoda Ashley Joy Lawrence, Little Women, Lovering Family, Phrenology, Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt, Frederick Alcott Pratt and John Sewall Pratt, John Bridge Pratt]. Ed. Gregory Eiselein and Anne K. Phillips. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2001.
Five Entries for Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia [Leaves of Grass (1860 edition), Drum-Taps (book, 1865), "Chanting the Square Deific," "O Captain! My Captain!," and Lincoln's Death]. Ed. J. R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.
Five Entries for The Oxford Companion to African American Literature [Henry Highland Garnet, John Mercer Langston , John R. Lynch, William C. Nell, and David Walker]. Ed. William L. Andrews, Trudier Harris, and Frances Smith Foster. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. Four of these entries [Garnet, Langston, Nell, and Walker] rpt. in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature. Ed. William L. Andrews, Trudier Harris, & Frances Smith Foster. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.