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Ed. William T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2015. Print. (with Daniel Lukes)




Ed. Framing Films: Critical Perspectives on Film History. Dubuque: Kendall, 2009. Print. (with Natalie McKnight, Cheryl Boots, and Christopher Fahy)


Refereed journal articles


“Tradition and Critique in Paul Muldoon’s ‘Madoc: A Mystery.’” Irish Studies Review 22.4 (2014): 432–49. Print.


“Toward a Structural Stylistics of Exhibition: Space, Rhetoric, and Institutional Legitimization.” JAC 32.1–2 (2012): 251–78. Print.


“Barth contra Joyce: Metafiction, Social Satire, and LETTERS.” Critical Engagements 3.2 (2009): 215–39. Print.


“Taming Paranoia: Underground Cinema and the Domestication of the Political Thriller in McElroy, DeLillo, Wallace, and Danielewski.” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 42.3–4 (2009): 119–43. Print.


“‘Swann’s Way.  Basic Training’: Interpretation in James Merrill’s Late Collections and À la recherche du temps perdu.” Comparative Literature 61.4 (2009): 400–15. Print.


“From Verbum to vox: W. H. Auden’s The Sea and the Mirror and the Development of James Merrill’s Humane Aesthetic.” Symbiosis 12.2 (2008): 115–28. Print.


“‘It’s all by someone else!’: Sacred Writing and the Contemporary Poet.” Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts & Contemporary Worlds 3.1 (2007): 57–76. Print.


Book chapters



“The Center is not Holding: Joan Didion and the California Dreamer.” A Dark California: Essays on Dystopian Depictions in Popular Culture, edited by Katarzyna Nowak-McNeice and Agata Zarzycka, McFarland, 2017, pp. 15–24. (with Kathleen Vandenberg)



"Introduction: Lonely Atoms." William T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion. Ed. Christopher K. Coffman and Daniel Lukes. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2015. 1-22. Print.


“Postmodern Sacrality and Inherent Vice.” Pynchon’s California. Ed. Scott McClintock and John Miller. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2014. 165-80. Print.


“Bogomilism, Orphism, Shamanism: The Spiritual and Spatial Grounds of Against the Day’s Ecological Ethic.” Pynchon’s Against the Day: A Corrupted Pilgrim’s Guide. Ed. Christopher Leise and Jeffrey Severs. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2011. 91–114. Print.




“‘All your ages … lie at once’: Time, the Poetics of Space, and Berryman’s Bradstreet.” Tennessee Philological Bulletin 45 (2008): 59–60. Print.


“Modernism and the Poetry of James Merrill.” Diss. Catholic U of America, 2005. DAI 66.3 (2005): item DA3169847. Print.





Rev. of Reading Shakespeare through Philosophy, by Peter Kishore Saval. The Shakespeare Newsletter vol. 66, no. 2, 2017, pp. 96–97.



Rev. of Vico’s New Science of the Intersubjective World, by Vittorio Hösle. Catholic Library World vol. 87, no. 4, 2017, p. 287.


Rev. of The Sacred Foodways of Film: Theological Servings in 11 Food Films, by Antonio D. Sison. Catholic Library World vol. 87, no. 2, 2016, p. 134.


Rev. of Haints: American Ghosts, Millennial Passions, and Contemporary Gothic Fictions, by Arthur Redding. Supernatural Studies 3.1 (2016): 119–21. Print.


Rev. of Springboard Shakespeare: Before | During | After, by Ben Crystal. Shakespeare Newsletter 65.1 (2015): 41–42. Print.


Rev. of Conventional and Ultimate Truth: A Key for Fundamental Theology, by Joseph Stephen O’Leary. Catholic Library World 86.2 (2015): 109–10. Print.


Rev. of Studying the British Crime Film, by Paul Elliott. Clues: A Journal of Detection 33.2 (2015): 130–31. Print.


Rev. of The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War, by William T. Vollmann. LARB. Los Angeles Review of Books, 14 Aug. 2015. Web.


Rev. of Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture, by Joseph Frank. Comparative Literature Studies 52.2 (2015): 414–17. Print.


Rev. of Modern Challenges to Past Philosophy: Arguments and Responses, edited by Thomas D. Sullivan and Russell Pannier. Catholic Library World 85.4 (2015): 280. Print.


Rev. of Inside the Jesuits: How Pope Francis Is Changing the Church and the World, by Robert Blair Kaiser. Catholic Library World 85.1 (2014): 46–48. Print.


Rev. of Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories, by Bill Alder. Clues: A Journal of Detection 32.2 (2014): 127-129. Print.


Rev. of William T. Vollmann, le roman historique en question. Une étude de The Rifles, edited by Françoise Palleau-Papin. Comparative American Studies 12.3 (2014): 244-246. Print.


Rev. of The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916–1918, by John Borgonovo. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism 8.2 (2014): 116-118. Print.


Rev. of The Social Life of Spirits, edited by Ruy Blanes and Diana Espírito Santo. Catholic Library World 84.3 (2014): 212. Print.


Rev. of Sweet England, by Steve Weiner. Rougarou: An Online Literary Journal 9.1 (2013). Web.


Rev. of Two Early Lives of Severos, Patriarch of Antioch, translated by Sebastian Brock and Brian Fitzgerald. Catholic Library World 84.2 (2013): 134. Print.


Rev. of Gifts of the Holy Spirit, by Denis the Carthusian. Catholic Library World 84.2 (2013): 114. Print.


Rev. of Proslogion, including Gaunilo’s Objections and Anselm’s Replies, by St. Anselm of Canterbury. Catholic Library World 84.1 (2013): 33–34. Print.


Rev. of Kinship across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration, by Kristin E. Heyer. Catholic Library World 83.4 (2013): 307. Print.


Rev. of The Church: Unlocking the Secrets to the Places Catholics Call Home, by Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina. Catholic Library World 83.4 (2013): 302. Print.


Rev. of The Lady of the Angels and Her City: A Marian Pilgrimage, by Wendy M. Wright. Catholic Library World 83.4 (2013): 286. Print.


Rev. of Socrates and the Gods: How to Read Plato’s Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito, by Nalin Ranasinghe. Catholic Library World 83.3 (2013): 219–20. Print.


“New World Missions and the Spanish Context.” Rev. of A Gift of Angels: The Art of Mission San Xavier del Bac, by Bernard L. Fontana, The California Missions: History, Art, and Preservation, by Edna E. Kimbro and Julia G. Costello with Tevvy Ball, and Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World, edited by Ronda Kasl. Religion and the Arts 17.1–2 (2013): 157–66. Print.


Rev. of Miraculous Plenty: Irish Religious Folktales and Legends, by Seán Ó Súilleabháin. Catholic Library World 83.2 (2012): 141–42. Print.


Rev. of Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present, by Jennifer Scheper Hughes. Religion and the Arts 16.3 (2012): 278–80. Print.


Rev. of Christian Texts for Aztecs: Art and Liturgy in Colonial Mexico, by Jaime Lara. Religion and the Arts 15.4 (2011): 570–72. Print.


Rev. of Ways of Writing, by David Hall and The Incarnate Text, by James Kearney. Religion and the Arts 14.4 (2010): 477–81. Print.


Rev. of Furnished Rooms, by Emanuel Carnevali. William Carlos Williams Review 29.1 (2009): 113–16. Print.


Rev. of Passion and Persuasion: John Dryden’s The Hind and the Panther, by Tina Skouen. Rhetorical Review 7.2 (2009): 14–18. Web.


Rev. of The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce, by Matthew Bevis. Rhetorical Review 6.3 (2008): 1–4. Web.




Modernism and the Poetry of James Merrill. Diss. Catholic U of America, 2000. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2005. Print.


Other publications



“An Interview with Christopher K. Coffman and Daniel Lukes, Editors of William T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion.” Interview by Edwin Turner. Biblioklept. N.p. 19 Feb. 2015 and 4 Jun. 2015. Web.



“An Interview with Catherine Tumber.” Impact 2.1 (2013): 31–38. Web.


Midnight Cowboy (1969).” Framing Films: Critical Perspectives on Film History. Ed. Natalie McKnight, Cheryl Boots, Christopher Coffman, and Christopher Fahy. Dubuque: Kendall, 2009. 106–109. Print. (with Christopher Fahy)


“Ford Madox Ford.” The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Present. Ed. James Persoon and Robert R. Watson. New York: Facts on File, 2009. 182. Print.


“‘In Memory of W. B. Yeats’ (W. H. Auden, 1939).” The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Present. Ed. James Persoon and Robert R. Watson. New York: Facts on File, 2009. 243–45. Print.


“Henry James.” The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia. Ed. Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos and Stephen J. Adams. Westport: Greenwood, 2005. 163. Print.


“The Novel.” The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia. Ed. Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos and Stephen J. Adams. Westport: Greenwood, 2005. 205–06. Print.


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