From 2010 to 2017 I was an editor and regular contributor to the online literary magazine Open Letters Monthly (founded 2007). All of the magazine’s content remains online (although right now the archived version is a work in progress) but I wanted to make sure my own essays and reviews stay available, so I am gradually adding a selection of them to this website.
All of the essays on George Eliot that I originally published at Open Letters Monthly are available (revised and expanded) in my collection Widening the Skirts of Light.
Open Letters Monthly Archive
“Complete Appreciation of the Usual”: Reading Anthony Trollope (Open Letters Monthly, October 2009)
Against the Wind: Rereading Gone with the Wind (Open Letters Monthly, October 2010)
Abandonment, Richness, Surprise: Virginia Woolf as Critic (Open Letters Monthly, March 2012)
Her Hands Full of Sugar Plums: The Morality of Middlemarch (Open Letters Monthly, March 2013)
The Quiet One: Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Open Letters Monthly, January 2012)
Peer Review: Elena Ferrante’s Hunger, Rebellion, and Rage (Open Letters Monthly, September 2014)