Publications — Journal Articles

“Tossing Sugar Eggs in Tipperary: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Theatregoer, and the ‘Self-serving’ Perils of Autobiography,” Doshisha Studies in English 95 (October 2015), 95-123.


"On Making Operas from Novels, and Britten’s Legacy: An Interview with John Joubert," British Music 36/1 (2014), 47-54.

"Singing Dickens: Part III – Musical Theatre Adaptations, 1889-1892," The Dickensian 110/1 (spring 2014), 35-44.


— "Lines Crossed: Walter Savage Landor and Wordsworth," Charles Lamb Bulletin NS 159 (spring 2014), 46-60.


"'Our star': Pantomime Humor, Narrative Irony and Anti-Heroism in the Tim Rice / Andrew Lloyd Webber Peter and the Wolf," Doshisha Studies in English 93 (March 2014), 49-69.


“Singing Dickens: Part II – Musical Theatre Adaptations, 1873-1889,” The Dickensian 109/3 (winter 2013), 247-60.


— “Singing Dickens: Part I – Musical Theatre Adaptations, 1837-1873,” The Dickensian 109/2 (summer 2013), 127-42.


— “‘The struggling ray’: The Poets Laureate and George III’s Illness, 1789-1810,” Doshisha Studies in English 90 (January 2013), 75-95.


— “‘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.


— “'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.