19th-century British fiction, narrative theory
The history and theory of narrative forms and modes.
Fiction, Modern British, Theory & Criticism, Victorian
Work(s) in Progress
"Little Wars": studies of the role of models, especially model warfare, in 18th to 20th-century fiction, A chapter on 19th-century "Sensations" for the Cambridge History of the English Novel.
- Gothic Reflections. . Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003.
- The Victorian Multiplot Novel. . New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980.
- Scene and Symbol from George Eliot to James Joyce. . New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969.