Selected Publications, Articles & Presentations


  • “Jews and Victorian Literature.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature, Eds. Dino Felluga, Pamela K. Gilbert, and Linda K. Hughes, forthcoming 2015.
  • "Picturing Jewish Returns." Philological Quarterly (Special Issue on Images of British Jews), forthcoming.
  • Review of Meri-Jane Rochelson, A Jew in the Public Arena: The Career of Israel Zangwill and Eitan Bar-Yosef and Nadia Valman, Eds.,‘The Jew’ in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Culture. Victorian Periodicals Review 45: 3 (Fall 2012), 363-67.
  • “Reflections on Ruth in Grace Aguilar’s The Women of Israel,” Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library Exhibit, Summer 2011.
  • Review of Anthony Julius, Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England. Shofar 30:1 (Fall 2011), 184-7.
  • “Imperial Englishness in Julia Frankau’s ‘Book of the Jew,’” Prooftexts, 30: 2 (Spring 2010), 147-179.
  • “Beyond Deronda?: Victorian Studies and Jewish Chronicles.” Literature Compass 5 (Nov. 2008): 10.1111/j.1741-4113.2008.00586.x.
  • “Converting Trilby: Du Maurier on Englishness, Jewishness, and Culture.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 58:1 (June 2003): 75-108.


  • Roundtable Participant, “New Directions in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Jewish Studies,” AJS Conference, Chicago, IL, Dec. 17, 2012.
  • “Engrafted Englishness: Rewriting Ruth in the Nineteenth Century,” NAVSA Conference, Madison, WI, Sept. 30, 2012.
  • “Introducing Israel Zangwill,” Jewish Writers You Wish You Knew Symposium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 9, 2012.
  • “Picturing Jewish Returns in Victorian Culture,” AJS Conference, Washington D.C., Dec. 19, 2011.
  • “‘Engrafted’ or ‘Alien’?: English Representations of Ruth from 1830 to 1930,” Taking Turns: New Perspectives on Jews and Conversion, The 17th Annual Gruss Colloquium in Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, May 2-3, 2011.
  • “Novel Converts: Plotting Conversion in Victorian Literature,” Ruth Meltzer Seminar Series, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, March 23, 2011.
  • “Fighting for Englishness: Anglo-Jewish Bodies and the Body Politic,” Northeast Victorian Studies Association Conference, Princeton University, Princeton, April 14-16, 2010.
  • “Jewishness, Empire, and the ‘English Fairytale,’” Transcultural Jewishness panel, American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, March 27-29, 2009.
  • Co-Chair and Moderator, “The Art and Culture of Male Friendship” Panel, NAVSA, Yale University, New Haven, November 14-16,, 2008.
  • Invited Talk, “Victorian Jews for Jesus: Englishness and the Conversion Plot,” Harvard Humanities Center, Victorian Seminar, Oct. 4, 2007.
  • “Consuming Cosmopolitanism in George Du Maurier’s Trilby,” Northeast Victorian Studies Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, March 30th-April 1st, 2007.
  • Participant, Anthony Wall’s Seminar on England and Anti-Semitism in the 1870s. NAVSA Conference, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2005.
  • “Cultural Englishness: National Belonging in Trollope and Beyond.”NAVSA Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Oct. 27-31, 2004.
  • “Cultural Conversion in George Du Maurier’s Trilby.” Midwest Victorian Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 11-12, 2003.
  • Panel Chair, Organizer, and Presenter, “Jewishness and Englishness in 19th and 20th Century British Literature.” Central New York Conference on Language and Literature, SUNY Cortland, New York, Oct. 27-29, 2002.
  • “‘A Discarded Garment’?: Jewishness, Englishness, and Conversion in Julia Frankau’s Novels.” Twentieth Century Jewish Women Writers Conference, Brunel University, London, July 12, 2002.
  • “‘Pitiful Vision’: Remembering and Forgetting in Dubliners.”Millennial Joyce: The North American James Joyce Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, June 14-18, 1999.