I was first introduced to Bram Stoker’s Dracula by an honor student when I was teaching high school, and the novel continues to intrigue me. Recently, however, I have become more interesting in exploring Stoker’s other works, including the non-Gothic works that reveal another aspect of his character.
The following is a representative sample of the works I’ve published on Stoker. For the complete list, please see my CV.
- “Bram Stoker’s The Lair of the White Worm: Supernatural Representations and Nineteenth-Century Paleontology,” Supernatural in the Nineteenth Century Special Issue, Vol. II (Summer 2015), 48 – 58.
- “Bram Stoker: Ireland and beyond,” Bram Stoker: Centenary Essays. Ed. Jarlath Killeen. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014, 87 – 102.
- “The Women of Dracula Films: Brides, Daughters, and Fierce Opponents,” Dracula’s Daughters. Ed. Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka. Scarecrow, (2014), 173 – 194.
- “Bram Stoker’s The Mystery of the Sea: Law and Lawlessness, Piracy and Protectionism,” Pirates and Mutineers in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture. Ed. Grace Moore. Ashgate (2010), 243-54.
- Bram Stoker. Cardiff: U of Wales Press, 2010.
- Bram Stoker’s The Mystery of the Sea: An Annotated Edition, Valancourt Press, 2007.
- Bram Stoker’s Lady Athlyne: An Annotated Edition, Desert Island Books Ltd., 2007.
- Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker’s Fiction. Greenwood, Fall 2002.
- Dracula: Between Tradition and Modernism. Twayne (1998); winner of the Lord Ruthven Assembly award for best non-fiction in 1998.
- “Dracula, The Jewel of Seven Stars, and Stoker’s ‘Burden of the Past’,” in Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Sucking Through the Century, 1897-1997. pages 77-94, (Carol Margaret Davison, Ed.), Dundurn Press (1997).
- “Introduction,” The Critical Response to Bram Stoker, pages xv-xx, 1-41, Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press (1994).
Relatively early in my career, I wrote several articles on King and was subsequently invited to contribute more substantial works on King whom I still admire a great deal because he often captures the anxieties of our own time.
- “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon,” Beacham’s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction, Vol. 13. Detroit: Gale Group, 2001, 171-80.
- “Gerald’s Game and Dolores Claiborne: Stephen King and the Evolution of An Authentic Female Narrative Voice,” in Imagining the Worst: Stephen King and the Representation of Women. pages 91-107, (Kathleen Margaret Lant and Theresa Thompson, Eds.) Greenwood (1998).
- “Stephen King,” The Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Novelists Since World War II, pages 92-111, (James and Wanda Giles, Eds), Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman (1994).
- “Misery: Manic Depressive Psychosis and Creativity,” in Madness and Literature, pages 209-20, (Branimir M. Rieger, Ed.), Bowling Green State University Popular Press (1994).
- “Donna Trenton, Stephen King’s Modern American Heroine,” in Heroines of Popular Culture, pages 91-100 (Pat Browne, Ed.), Bowling Green, OH: The Popular Press (1987).
Nineteenth-Century Women Writers
I am also extremely interested in women writers and have written on a number of nineteenth-century women writers as well as worked to get Sarah Grand’s The Heavenly Twins reprinted in 1992.
- “Introduction,” The Heavenly Twins by Sarah Grand, pages vii-xxxvii, Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press (1992).
- “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Narrative Silences and Questions of Gender,” College English, vol 52 (1990), 446-56.
- “The Vampire in Middlemarch and George Eliot’s Quest for Historical Reality,” The New Orleans Review, vol. 14 (1987), pg. 87-97.
- “Jane Eyre and the Evolution of Feminist History,” Victorians Institute Journal, vol. 13 (1985), 67-81.
- “Jane Eyre: The Prison House of Victorian Marriage,” Journal of Women’s Studies in Literature, vol. 1 (1979), 353-59.
Writing About Writing
It is especially fun when I am able to write about something I am doing in a writing class. I love introducing students to archival studies and have also written about technical writing.
- “Using the University Archives to Demonstrate Real Research,” Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, vol. 12, no. 2 (2005), 297-307.
- “Technical Writing as a Career,” The Technical Writing Teacher, vol. 14 (1987), 68-76.
- “Using Advertisements to Teach Persuasion: A New Approach to Technical and Business Writing,” The English Record, vol. 34 (1983), pg. 17-19.
- “The Portfolio or Ultimate Writing Assignment,” The Technical Writing Teacher, vol. 11 (1983), pg. 23-25.