Under contract with Palgrave
Macmillan: Teaching Crime Fiction. Editor and
contributor. Scheduled publication date 2018.
Under contract with Demeter Press: (with Janet
MacLennan, Dorsía Smith Silva, and Marjorie Tesser) Travellin’
Mama: Mothers, Mothering and Travel. Editor and contributor.
Scheduled publication date 2018.
Under contract with Demeter
Press: (with Andrea Robertson) Mothers Without Their
Children. Editor and contributor. Scheduled publication date late
Special issue “Contemporary Crime
Fiction”. American, British and Canadian Studies Journal.
Editor and contributor. Scheduled publication date July 2017.
2017 "I, Too, Mourn
The Loss": Mrs Hudson and the Absence of Sherlock Holmes. In
S. Naidu (Ed.) Sherlock Holmes in Context. Palgrave, 2017. (In
2016 “Life Was a State in
Which a War Was On”: A. S. Byatt’s Portrayal of War and Norse Mythology
in Ragnarok: The End of the Gods. In S. Buttsworth and M. Abbenhuis
(Eds.) War, Myths and Fairy Tales. Palgrave. Published.
2016 Dolls and Dead Babies:
Victorian Motherhood in May Sinclair's Life and Death of Harriett Frean. In
C. Drewery and B. Bowler (Eds.) May Sinclair: Re-Thinking Bodies and
Minds. University of Edinburgh Press, Edinburgh. Published.
2016 Reimagining Myth and
the Maternal with Ruth Fainlight, Margaret Atwood and Katie Donovan. In V.
Frankel and C. Harris-Keith (Eds.) Women Versed in Myth: Essays on
Modern Poets. (McFarland) Published.
2016 ‘‘Still a Respected
Man’: Irish Masculinity in Crisis and Crime Fiction’. In C.M. Rees
(Ed.) Masculinity in Crisis: Depictions of Modern Male Trauma in
Ireland (Carysfort Press) Published.
2016 “With Practised Eyes”:
Feminine Identity in The Mysterious Mr. Quin. In Jamie Bernthal (Ed.) The
Ageless Agatha Christie: Essays on the Mysteries and the Legacy.
2016 ‘‘Last Girl Alive’:
Kirsty Murray’s Dystopian YA Novel Vulture’s Gate’. In Louisa
Mackay-Demerjian (Ed.) The Age of Dystopia: One Genre, Our
Fears and Our Future (Cambridge Scholars Publishing). Published.
James.” Dictionary of Literary Biography 377: Twenty-first
Century British Novelists, ed. Tom Ue (Farmington, MI: Gale).
2015 “Sarah Waters.” Dictionary
of Literary Biography 377: Twenty-first Century British Novelists, ed. Tom
Ue (Farmington, MI: Gale). Published.
2015 ‘“She Decided to Kill
Her husband”: Housewives in Contemporary American Fictions of Crime’, in
D. Schmid (Ed.), Violence in American Popular Culture (Praeger
2015 ‘”This Really Isn’t a
Job For a Girl to Take on Alone”: Reappraising Feminism and Genre Fiction
in Sara Paretsky’s Crime Novel Indemnity Only’. In J.
Harker and C.K. Farr (Eds.) This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print
Culture and Activist Aesthetics (University of Illinois Press).
2015 “‘My Mama Had a
Story’: Mothers and Intergenerational Relations in Andrea
Levy’s Fiction”. In Herrera and Sanmartin (Eds.), Reading/Speaking/Writing
the Mother Text: Essays on Caribbean Women's Writing (Demeter Press).
2013 ‘”She Looked
West”: Eco Crime Fiction Hits the Road in Martha Grimes’ Biting
the Moon’. In P. Varner (Ed.) New Wests and Post Wests: Literature
and Film of the American West. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing).
2012 ‘Death of the Author’:
Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö’s Police Procedurals’. In V. Miller and H.
Oakley (Eds.), Cross-Cultural Connections in Crime Fictions (Palgrave
2012 ‘Life of Crime:
Feminist Crime/Life Writing in Sara Paretsky, Writing in an Age of
Silence, P.D. James, Time to be in Earnest: A Fragment of
Autobiography, and Val McDermid, A Suitable Job for a Woman: Inside
the World of Women Private Eyes’. In C. Gregoriou (Ed.), Constructing
Crime: Discourse and Cultural Representations of Crime and Deviance (Palgrave
2010 ‘Adventure and Affect:
The Character of the Boy Detective and Orphan in Astrid Lindgren’s Rasmus
and the Tramp’. In M. Cornelius (Ed.) The Boy Detectives:
Essays on the Hardy Boys and Others (McFarland). Published.
2009 Personal reflection,
in ‘Personalia: Biographical Sketches of Peter Widdowson’. In
J.Gill and S. Barker (Eds.) Literature as History: Essays in Honour of
Peter Widdowson (Continuum). Published.
2007 ”A Work and a
Purpose“: Willa Cather’s Journalism'. In R. Keeble and S. Wheeler (Eds.) The
Journalistic Imagination: Literary Journalists From Dafoe to Capote and Carter (Routledge). Published.
2016 ‘“The Third
Ireland”: Inheritance and Postcolonialism in Irish Crime Writing’. The
Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies. Special Issue on
postcolonial crime fiction. Published.
Scottish Crime: Ian Rankin's Dark Road.’ Mystery Readers
Journal, 31 (3) Published.
2015 ‘Haunting the
Text: Nicola Pierce’s Spirit of the Titanic and Irish
Historical Children’s Fiction’. Women's Studies: An
Interdisciplinary Journal (Special issue on Irish women’s writing).
2015 “True Crime and
Baby Farming: Representing Amelia Dyer.” The Human (Special
Issue on crime writing). Published.
2015 ‘Sherlock Holmes
Reimagined: An Exploration of Selected Short Stories from A
Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon’. Oscholars (Special
issue on Conan Doyle). Published.
2013 ‘The Stuff of
Legend, or Unpacking Cultural Baggage? Introducing First-Year
English Literature and Humanities Students to Foundational Literary
Texts’. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education.
Vol. 20, Issue 4. Published.
2013 ‘Bags Stuffed with the
Offal of Their Own History’: Crime Fiction and the Short Story in Crimespotting:
An Edinburgh Crime Collection’. In Short Fiction in Theory and
Practice, Vol. 3 No. 1. Published.
2013 ‘There's Nothing
People Won't Do to One Another, if the Circumstances Are Right’: Male
Rape and the Politics of Representation in John Harvey’s Police Procedural Easy
Meat’. In Clues: A Journal of Detection. Vol. 31.2 . Published.
2012 'Spying Women: Gayle
Lynds's Espionage Fiction'. Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres,
Vol. 24, Espionage Fiction: The Seduction of Clandestinity. Published.
2012 'Gayle Lynds’s Espionage
Thrillers: An Interview'. Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres,
Vol. 24. Espionage Fiction: The Seduction of Clandestinity. Published.
2012 ‘Religion and
Spirituality in Willa Cather’s Journalism’. Nineteenth-Century Prose. Vol.39/1-2,
Spring/Fall 2012 (Special Issue: Religion and Prose). Published.
2012 ‘Or perhaps I should
describe the old, wild-haired man’: Representations of Ageing and Black British
Identity in Andrea Levy, Every Light in the House Burnin’ and
Joan Riley, Waiting in the Twilight'. Entertext
(special issue on Andrea Levy), Vol. 9. Published.
2011 ‘Mediatization and
Mothers Accused of Murder in Sophie Hannah’s Crime Novel, A Room Swept
White (2010). Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook, Vol.
Postcolonial and Feminist Issues: Rabbit-Proof Fence in a
Teaching Context’, Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education. Vol.17,
2010 ‘Imagining Mother:
Representations of Contested Maternal Identities and Loss in Jackie Kay’s The
Adoption Papers and Isha McKenzie-Mavinga’s “Yearning To Belong”’. MP:
an Online Feminist Journal. Vol.2, Issue 6. Published.
2009 "The living
fabric of the world”: Willa Cather’s Travel Journalism’. European Journal
of American Culture. Vol.28 Issue 3. Published.
2000 ‘Feminist Revisionist
Mythology and Female Identity in Margaret Atwood’s Recent Poetry’. Literature
and Theology. Vol.14 No.3. Published.
Metropolis and Wilderness: Margaret Atwood's Life Before Man,Cat's
Eye, and ‘Death By Landscape’’. The London Journal of Canadian
Studies. Vol. 12. Published.
1995 ‘Margaret Atwood's
Innovative Visions of Gender, Genre, Postmodernism and the City in The
Robber Bride’. British Journal of Canadian Studies. Vol. 10 No. 1. Published.
1995 ‘From Violent Duality
to Multi-Culturalism: Post-Colonial Cultural and Sexual Politics in Margaret
Atwood's Fiction’. The Dolphin. Published.
‘Ruth Fainlight, New & Collected
Poems’. Review. Iota 93.
Andrew Nestingen and Paula Arvas
(eds.) Scandinavian Crime Fiction (2011). Journal of
American, British, and Canadian Studies, Vol. 17, 2011.
‘Bernadine Evaristo and Daljit Nagra
(Eds.), Ten New Poets: Spread the Word. (2010)’. Iota 90, 2011.
‘Katie Donovan, Rootling: New
and Selected Poems’ (2010). Iota 90, 2011.
‘Rosemary Erickson Johnsen, Contemporary
Feminist Historical Crime Fiction’ (2006), in Journal of
American, British, and Canadian Studies, Vol. 16, 2011.
‘Sara Paretsky, Writing in an
Age of Silence (2007). Journal of American, British,
and Canadian Studies, Vol. 15, 2010.
‘Katharine Cockin and Jago Morrison,
(Eds.) The Post-War British Literature Handbook (Continuum,
2010)’. Journal of American, British, and Canadian Studies,
‘Pia Tafdrup, Tarkovsky’s
Horses and other poems (2010). Iota 88, 2010.