Work in Progress

Shakespeare’s Library Science: Literature and Knowledge Organization Before Modernity, book project in development

“Literature and Knowledge Organization: The Imagined Libraries of the Renaissance,” working paper

“Literary Studies and the (Very Short) History of the Book,” working paper

“Manuscripts and Medievalisms in the Early Printed Book,” in The Culture of the Medieval Manuscript Book: New Directions, ed. Michael Johnston and Michael Van Dussen (prospectus under review).


“Needles and Pens: The Work of Sewing in Early English Books,” forthcoming in Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 45:3, special issue, “Renaissance Collage,” ed. Juliet Fleming, William Sherman, and Adam Smyth (2015)

“Inlaid Shakespeare: Collectors’ Quartos and the Matter of Performance,” forthcoming in Shakespeare and Textual Studies, ed. Margaret Jane Kidnie and Sonia Massai (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Review of Stephen Greenblatt, The Swerve, and Gerard Passannante, The Lucretian Renaissance, forthcoming in Modern Language Quarterly (2013)


Bound to Read: Compilations, Collections, and the Making of Renaissance Literature (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013)

“Afterworlds: Thomas Middleton, the Book, and the Genre of Continuation,” forthcoming in Formal Matters: Reading the Forms of Early Modern Texts, ed. Allison Deutermann and András Kiséry (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013), 77-96

“Shakespeare in Bundles,” Early Modern Literary Studies 21, special issue, “Shakespearean Configurations,” ed. Jean-Christophe Mayer, William Sherman, Stuart Sillars, and Margaret Vasileiou (2013), online

“Collecting and Reading Shakespeare’s Quartos,” forthcoming in The Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopedia, ed. Bruce Smith (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), online

“John Speed” and “Anna Weamys,” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, ed. Garrett Sullivan and Alan Stewart (Oxford: Blackwell, 2012), 906-908; 1024-26

“Curatorial Readings: George Herbert’s The Temple, Quintus Curtius, and their Context,” Huntington Library Quarterly 74:4 (2011): 575-98

“Invisible Ink: A Note on Ghost Images in Early Printed Books,” Textual Cultures 5:2 (2010): 53-62

“Making Shakespeare’s Books: Assembly and Intertextuality in the Archives,” Shakespeare Quarterly 60:3 (2009): 304-340

“Fast Bind, Fast Find: The History of the Book and the Modern Collection,” Criticism 51:1 (2009): 79-104

“’Furnished for Action’: Renaissance Books as Furniture,” Book History 12 (2009): 37-73