“In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time”

Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes

 
 
     
 
 

Publications — Journal Articles

 
 

 
 

— “‘Everyone should have the opportunity’: Alan Doggett and the Modern British Musical,” Studies in Musical Theatre 6/3 (December 2012), 275-89.

— “Edward Cympson and the Victorian Drawing-Room Operetta,” British Music 34 (2012), 20-34.

— “‘Whereto my heart is wedded’: Southey’s Landscapes,” Charles Lamb Bulletin NS 155 (spring 2012), 31-46.

— “The Story in the Song: ‘Home Sweet Home’ and Popular Anglo-American Romanticism,” Symbiosis 16/1 (April 2012), 21-36.

— “‘For him Borrow fought’: Peter Oliver’s Life and Adventures of Joseph Sell,” George Borrow Bulletin 2nd series 3 (autumn 2011), 5-14.

— “‘Born to be a great traveller’: Joseph Sell as Borrow’s Imaginary Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” George Borrow Bulletin 2nd series 2 (spring 2011), 7-21.

— "Bible Lite for Schools: How Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Redefines Classical Old Testament Theatre for Young Audiences," Ecumenica 3/2 (fall 2010), 63-76.

— "'Above all natural affections': Sacrifice, Sentiment and Farce in The Battle of Life," The Dickensian 106/2 (summer 2010), 139-51.

— “Roger Waters and British Opera,” Journal of Popular Culture 43/1 (February 2010), 26-44.

— “‘The Athens of England’: Norwich as a Literary Center in the Late Eighteenth Century,” Eighteenth-Century Studies 43/2 (winter 2010), 171-92.

— “Barren Rocks and Fertile Fields: The Lake District in The Excursion and The Recluse,” Charles Lamb Bulletin NS 149 (January 2010), 2-17.

— “‘Incidents of my journey’: The Influence of Sir Richard Phillips on Borrow,” George Borrow Bulletin 39 (autumn 2009), 6-22.

— “‘What Do We Mean by Opera, Anyway?’: Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and ‘High-Pop’ Theatre,” Journal of Popular Music Studies 21/2 (June 2009), 152–69.

— “‘As Long-Winded as Possible’: Southey, Coleridge, and The Doctor &c.,” Review of English Studies 60 (September 2009), 605-19. ONLINE: read at http://res.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/hgn170v1

— “'Beef and Pie', Fairies and Failure: The First English Dickens Opera,” Doshisha Studies in English 83 (October 2008), 39-67.

— “Representing the Mad King: George III in the Cinema,” Journal of Popular Film and Television 36/2 (Summer 2008), 72-81.

— “The Importance of The Three Part Prelude,” Essays in Criticism 58/3 (July 2008), 193-209.

— “Left to the ‘after-harvest’: William Blake in The Golden Treasury,” Doshisha Literature 51 (2008), 29-57.

— "'Elia, the real': The Original of Lamb's Nom De Plume," Review of English Studies 58/5 (November 2007), 669-83.

— “Life Writing in Wordsworth’s 1807 Poems in Two Volumes,” Charles Lamb Bulletin NS 139 (July 2007), 91-106.

— “Catholic Shakespeare: The Making of the Argument,” English Language Notes 44/1 (spring 2006), 29-41.

— “Borrow’s Tailless Foxes and His Myth of Independence,” George Borrow Bulletin 32 (spring 2006), 7-19.

— “The German Reception of William Taylor the Germanist,” Doshisha Literature 49 (2006), 29-56.

— "Lamb, Falstaff's Letters, and Landor's Citation and Examination of William Shakspeare," Charles Lamb Bulletin NS 131 (July 2005), 76-85.

— "The 'Salt-fish' Crux in The Merry Wives of Windsor," English Language Notes 42/3 (March 2005), 1-14.

— "Charles Lamb, James White, Shakespeare's Papers, and John Warburton's Cook," Doshisha Studies in English 78 (2005), 1-25.

— “'There never was his like!': A Biography of James White (1775-1820),”
Charles Lamb Bulletin NS 128 (October 2004), 78-95.

— “Scott's Saint Ronan's Well and Wordsworth's 'Hart-leap Well,'” Notes and Queries 249/2 (June 2004), 152-7.

— “Charles Lamb and the South Sea House,” Notes and Queries 249/2 (June 2004), 139-43.

— “Southey's 'German Sublimity' and Coleridge's 'Dutch Attempt,'” Romanticism on the Net 32-33 (November 2003 / February 2004). ONLINE: read at http://www.erudit.org/revue/ron/2003/v/n32-33/009257ar.html

— “Dickens’s Mr Gregsbury, Joseph Hume and Radical Politics,” The Dickensian 99/3 (winter 2003), 201-10.

— “Reinventing Borrow: The History of a Reputation,” George Borrow Bulletin 27 (autumn 2003), 11-25. Coauthored with Sir Angus Fraser.

— “Robert Southey and The Prelude’s ‘Arab dream,’” Review of English Studies 54/2 (May 2003), 203-19.

— “Writing against Rome: Anti-Catholicism and the Shaping of Borrow’s Work,” George Borrow Bulletin 25 (spring 2003), 12-25. Republished online (2009) at George Borrow Studies: http://homepage.mac.com/ronaldlamars/georgeborrowpublic/

— “Wordsworthian Southey: The Fashioning of a Reputation,” Wordsworth Circle 34/1 (winter 2003), 14-19.

— “Borrow and Napoleon: A New Reading of the Hythe Skulls Episode,” George Borrow Bulletin 23 (spring 2002), 22-30.

— “Who was Papinian?: The Meaning(s) of the Lyrical Ballads Epigraph,” English Language Notes 39/3 (March 2002), 31-41.

— “George Borrow, Sir Richard Phillips, and the Oxford Review,” Notes and Queries 247/1 (March 2002), 69-73.

— “Hart-Leap Well: A History of the Site of Wordsworth’s Poem,” Notes and Queries 247/1 (March 2002), 19-25.

— “Wordsworth’s ‘diurnal’ Lucy,” Albion NS 47 (October 2001), 14-31.

— “Wordsworth versus Malthus: The Political Context(s) of ‘The Old Cumberland Beggar,’” Charles Lamb Bulletin NS 115 (July 2001), 72-85.

— “Historicizing Difference: Anti-Stratfordians and the Academy,” Elizabethan Review 9 (2001). ONLINE: read HERE.

— “A Bibliographical History of Thomas Howes’ Critical Observations (1776-1807) and his Dispute with Joseph Priestley,” Studies in Bibliography 54 (2001), 285-95.

— “The Politics of ‘Hart-Leap Well,’” Charles Lamb Bulletin NS 111 (July 2000), 109-19.

— “William Taylor’s Pluralist Project: The Major Translations, 1789-91,” European Romantic Review 11/3 (summer 2000), 259-76.

— “‘One Consciousness’, Historical Criticism and the Romantic Canon,” Romanticism on the Net 17 (February 2000). ONLINE: read at http://www.erudit.org/revue/ron/2000/v/n17/005896ar.html This essay won the first annual prize for the best article published in Romanticism on the Net.

— “Joseph Hunter’s 1832 Account of Wordsworth,” Notes and Queries 244/4 (December 1999), 461-8.

— “Lavengro’s portrayal of William Taylor’s Opinions,” George Borrow Bulletin 19 (autumn 1999), 43-59.

— “Wordsworth’s ‘Are there no groans?’: Source, Meaning, Significance,” Romanticism on the Net 14 (May 1999). ONLINE: read at http://www.erudit.org/revue/ron/1999/v/n14/005856ar.html

— “‘In the end despondency & madness’: Werther in Wordsworth,” Wordsworth Circle 30/1 (winter 1999), 55-9.

— “‘A sort of bird’s eye view of the British land of letters’: The Monthly Magazine and its Reviewers, 1796-1811,” Studies in Bibliography 52 (1999), 169-79.

— “‘The Conflict’: Hannah Brand and Theatre Politics in the 1790s,” Romanticism on the Net 12 (November 1998). ONLINE: read at http://www.erudit.org/revue/ron/1998/v/n12/005819ar.html

— “Vagrancy Smoked Out: Wordsworth ‘betwixt Severn and Wye,’” Romanticism on the Net 11 (August 1998). ONLINE: read at http://www.erudit.org/revue/ron/1998/v/n11/005811ar.html

— “Borrow’s Robinson Crusoe,” George Borrow Bulletin 15 (spring 1998), 7-27.

— “A Study of Lamb’s ‘Living Without God in the World,’” Charles Lamb Bulletin NS 99 (July 1997), 86-101.

— “Colman the Younger’s Surrender of Calais: The French Source,” Notes and Queries 242/2 (June 1997), 215-20.

— “The Foundation of ‘philosophical criticism’: William Taylor’s Connection with the Monthly Review, 1792-3,” Studies in Bibliography 50 (1997), 359-71.

— “‘A Sign’s Progress’: Lamb on Hogarth,” Charles Lamb Bulletin NS 94 (February 1996), 50-63.

— “A Further Reconsideration of Heywood’s Allusion to Shakespeare,” Elizabethan Review 3/2 (autumn 1995), 15-24.

— “William Taylor of Norwich,” George Borrow Bulletin 7 (spring 1994), 8-16; 8 (autumn 1994), 10-15; 9 (spring 1995), 4-10; 12 (autumn 1996), 4-22.

— “‘Twisted in Persecution’s Loving Ways’: Peter Bayley Reviewed by Southey, Wordsworth and Coleridge,” Wordsworth Circle 24/4 (autumn 1993), 256-61.