Research

 

Matthew Arnold book jacketBooks

1986
Reading 'In Memoriam' (Princeton:  Princeton Univ. Press)

1994
Matthew Arnold:  Selected Poems, ed., introduction, and notes by Timothy Peltason (London and New York:  Viking-Penguin)

Essays

1983
"The Embowered Self:  'Mariana' and 'Recollections of the Arabian Nights,'" Victorian Poetry 21, pp. 335-350.

"Supposed Confessions, Uttered Thoughts:  The First Person Singular in Tennyson's Poetry," Victorian Newsletter 64, pp. 13-18.

1984
"Tennyson's Philosophy:  Some Lyric Examples," in Philosophical Approaches to Literature, ed. William Cain (Lewisburg:  Bucknell University Press), pp. 51-72. Rpt in Critical Essays on Alfred Lord Tennyson, ed. Herbert Tucker (New York:  G.K. Hall), 1993.

"Tennyson, Nature, and Romantic Nature Poetry," Philological Quarterly, pp.. 75-93.

1985
"Tennyson's Fables of Emergence," Bucknell Review, pp. 143-170.

1988
"Imagination and Learning in George Eliot, Mill and Dickens," Essays in Criticism 38, pp. 35-54.

1990
"Ruskin's Finale:  Vision and Imagination in Praeterita" ELH 57,  pp. 665-684.

1992
"Esther's Will," ELH 59, pp. 671-691. Rpt. Bleak House:  Contemporary Critical Essays, ed. Jeremy Tambling (London:  Macmillan), 1998.

"Learning How to See: The Holy Grail," Victorian Poetry 30, pp. 463-481.

1994
"The Function of Matthew Arnold at the Present Time," College English 56, pp. 749-765.

1996
"The Place of Reading:  Graduate Study and the Literature  Classroom," ADE Bulletin 113, pp. 9-12.

1998
"Life Writing," in The Blackwell’s Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture, ed. Herbert Tucker (London: Blackwells), pp. 356-371.

1999
"The Way We Read and Write Now: The Rhetoric of Experience in Victorian Prose and Contemporary Criticism," ELH 66, pp. 985-1014.           

2000
“Making the Case for a Literary Education,”  ADE Bulletin  125, pp. 14-19.

2004
“The Uncommon Pursuit,” Literary Imagination 6, pp. 499-515.

2007
“Seeing Things As They Are: Literary Judgment and Disinterestedness," Literary Imagination 9, pp. 177-194

2009
“What the Laureate Did Next:  Tennyson’s Maud”; Victorian Poetry 47, pp. 197-219

2010
“The Esther Problem,” in Approaches to Teaching Charles Dickens’s Bleak House, eds. John Jordan and Gordon Bigelow (New York: MLA publications)