Times Literary Supplement

‘Unpolished Gems’, Times Literary Supplement, No. 6223 (8 July 2022), 7-8. Review of Nora Crook’s edition of Volume Seven of the JHUP Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley (accompanied by cover image).

‘Missing in Inaction’, Times Literary Supplement, No. 6146 (15 Jan. 2021), 3-4. Lead review on Wordsworth: three biographies and a sonnet sequence.

‘Storm Sky Bright’, Times Literary Supplement, No. 5975 (6 Oct. 2017), 27. Review of Coastal Works, ed. Nicholas Allen et al.

‘Greeky Peeky’, Times Literary Supplement, No. 5963 (14 July 2017), 3-4. Lead review on Thomas Love Peacock: two volumes of the Cambridge edition of his novels.

‘Romantic Rebel’, Times Literary Supplement, No. 5912 (22 July 2016), 11. Review of Marilyn Butler’s Mapping Mythologies.

‘Loss in a Life’, Times Literary Supplement, No. 5875 (6 Nov. 2015), 3-4. Lead review on Wordsworth: one biography and two collections of essays.

‘So Immethodical’, Wall Street Journal (22 May 2015), from Times Literary Supplement, No. 5851 (22 May 2015), 11-12. Review of Adam Roberts’s edition of Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria.  

‘Not Yet Fixed’, Times Literary Supplement, No. 5807 (18 July 2014), 21. Review of Nicholas Halmi’s Norton Critical Edition of Wordsworth and Tim Fulford’s The Late Poetry of the Lake Poets.

‘Coleridge and Godwin’, Times Literary Supplement, No. 5316 (18 Feb. 2005), 17. Letter on Coleridge, Thomas Abthorpe Cooper, and Godwin.

‘Extremely Subtle: Two Newly Discovered Pamphlets by William Godwin’, Times Literary Supplement, No. 5197 (8 Nov. 2002), 7-8. Commentary piece.


‘Quilling Me Softly: Letters of the Romantic Poets’, Idler, 71 (Mar.-Apr. 2020), 81-4.

‘Anarchy in the Nursery: William Godwin’s Juvenile Library’, Idler, 66 (May-June 2019), 73-7.

‘Wine, Love, and Song: Thomas Love Peacock’, Idler, 57 (Nov.-Dec. 2017), 73-7.

‘Quite Contrary: Mary Wollstonecraft’, Idler, 54 (May/June 2017), 83-9.

‘Freedom of the Road: Walking with the Romantics’, Idler, 48 (Feb. 2016), 58-61.

‘The Godwin Project: Conversation First, Then Revolution’, Idler (10 Apr. 2015).

‘On William Godwin and the “Leisure of a Cultivated Understanding”‘, Idler (3 Mar. 2015).

Other outlets

‘“A nation in its last moments”: William Godwin’s Visit to Ireland, 1800’ (with Jenny McAuley), History Ireland, 23: 4 (July/Aug. 2015), 22-4.

‘Obituary: Albert Edward (Ted) Clemit’, Berwickshire News (19 Jan. 2013).

‘Enlightened Romantic’, Oxford Today, 19: 3 (Trinity 2007), 27-8. Commentary piece on William Godwin’s letters.