Most broadly, I write on how context shapes media ecologies and impacts aesthetic forms. My two most recent books are Romanticism, Self-Canonization, and the Business of Poetry (Cambridge, 2017) and - as part of the Multigraph Collective - Interacting with Print: Modes of Reading in the Age of Print Saturation (Chicago, 2018). Currently I'm Associate Editor of the journal EIR: Essays in Romanticism and am at work on a book (on melodrama), a digital project (asking what playbills read en masse can tell us), and an edition of Ann Radcliffe's works. Editorial work includes Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (Penguin, 2002), The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Drama (Broadview, 2003), Charlotte Smith's Manon L'Escaut and the Romance of Real Life (Pickering and Chatto, 2005), and Samuel Coleridge and William Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads 1798 and 1800 (Broadview, 2008). Essays on poetic collections, performing animals and It-narratives, the Gothic, book history, Jane Austen, dramas of spectacle, gender and performance, periodicals, early novel canons, authorship, and pornography have appeared in MLQ, PMLA, Novel, ELH, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Studies in Romanticism, and other journals. While at Penn I've been fortunate enough to be the recipient of the Ira Abrams, Lindback, College of General Studies, David Delaura, and Alan Filreis awards for distinguished teaching.