All available publications can be accessed via my Academia.edu profile
Current Book Projects
Borders of Britishness: The Victorian Novel and Political Economy in Greater Britain, 1829-1915
Borders of Britishness redraws the geographic and temporal boundaries of Victorian literature from the vantage point of Britain’s settler colonies, through exploring metropolitan culture’s constant triangulation with its offshoots in Australia and New Zealand, and the shifting understanding of British identity and society that emerged out of this relationship.
Ecological Form: System and Aesthetics in the Age of Empire. Co-edited with Nathan K. Hensley.
Ecological Form traces a prehistory of our anthropogenic present: it shows how authors from the century of coal engaged conceptually with their Empire’s often disastrous entanglements with the environment.
"Bottom of the lake: How the setting for a classic book of New Zealand literature became a toxic swamp." The Spinoff. Published 19 April 2017.
Select Articles & Essays
"On Systematic Colonization and the Culture of Settler Colonialism: Edward Gibbon Wakefield’s A Letter from Sydney (1829).” BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History.
Gold and Greater Britain: Jevons, Trollope, and Settler Colonialism.” Victorian Studies 58.3 (2016): 436-463.
“The Romance of Uneven Development: Geography, Capitalism, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Globalized Pacific.” Victorian Literature and Culture 43.2 (2015): 343-356.
“Colonial Ecologies: Guthrie-Smith’s Tutira and Writing the Settled Environment.” A History of New Zealand Literature. Ed. Mark Williams. Cambridge University Press, 2016. 83-97.
“Colonial Gothic Fiction.” The World Novel Until 1950. Ed. Ralph Crane, Jane Stafford, and Mark Williams. The Oxford History of the Novel in English. Vol. 9. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 253-267.
“Figures from the Past: Sargeson’s Lonely Men and the Limits of Nationalism.” Journal of New Zealand Studies NS13 (2012): 34-45
- Janet Nicoll Chart (Stevenson). http://robert-louis-stevenson.org/on-the-seas/
- "Country NW of tableland." S. T. Gill, ca. 1846. Watercolour, 19 x 30.7 cm. http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an2376654-v.
- "Geological Map of the British Islands" [Detail]. H. Stanley Jevons, The British Coal Trade. London: Kegan Paul, 1915.
- "Geological sketch map of New Zealand; constructed from official surveys and the explorations of Dr. F. von Hochstetter, Dr. Julius Haast and others, by James Hector, M.D., F.R.S., Director of Geological Surveys to the Government of New Zealand." Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, NZ Map 199.
- "Plan shewing the several points of view of the sketches illustrative of the West Coast" [Detail]. Samuel Charles Brees, 1844 or 1845. Ref: B-031-036. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23150330