Portion of "Introduction" from Recovering Your Story, reprinted in Poets & Writers (Jan/Feb 2006), 27-32.
Recovering Your Story: Proust, Joyce, Woolf, Faulkner, Morrison (New York: Random House, 2006)
Robert Alter, Imagined Cities, Review Essay, Literary Imagination (Spring 2006)
David Lodge, Consciousness and the Novel, Review Essay, Literary Imagination (Spring 2003).
"Don DeLillo: Rendering the Words of the Tribe," in Harold Bloom, ed., Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations: Don DeLillo's "White Noise." (New York: Chelsea House, 2003), 117-152
Editor, Special Volume of Literature and Medicine: Infection and Contagion, Spring 2003
A Scream Goes Through the House: What Literature Teaches Us About Life (Random House, 2003)
"Afterword: Infection as Metaphor," in Literature and Medicine, Spring 2003.
"Cloning the Teacher," Brown Alumni Magazine (September/October 2002)
Norman Rhodes, Ibsen and the Greeks, Review Essay, Ibsen News and Comment (Vol. 17, 1997).
"The Unruly Text and the Rule of Literature," Literature and Medicine, (1997)
"'Trying to Say': Sound and Silence, Subject and Community in The Sound and the Fury," in S. Hahn and A. Kinney, eds., Approaches to Teaching Faulkner's Sound and the Fury (NY: Modern Languages Association, 1996) 38-44
"The Profession and the National Education Scene: A Collaborative Model," [with Edward Ahearn,] in Professions 95 (Modern Language Association of America 1995)
"Child's Play: The Cradle Song in Strindberg's Fadren," in Scandinavian Studies (1994)
"The Function of Criticism at the Present Time: The Promise of Comparative Literature with Edward Ahearn,] in Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins U. P., 1994)
Nobody's Home: Speech, Self and Place in American Fiction from Hawthorne to DeLillo (NY: Oxford University Press, 1993)
Brian Johnston, Text and Supertext in Ibsen's Drama, Review Essay, Scandinavian Studies (1993).
Shimon Sandbank, After Kafka: The Influence of Kafka's Fiction, Review Essay, Comparative Literature Studies (1992).
"Hawthorne's 'Wakefield' and the Art of Self-possession," in The Scope of Words (NY: Peter Lang, 1991).
"The Break-up of the City and the Break-down of Narrative in Baudelaire's 'Le Cygne' and Merrill's 'Urban Convalescence,'" in City Images, ed. M. A. Caws (NY: Gordon and Breach, 1991).
Reprints: "Fiction as Greatness: the case of Gatsby," in Harold Bloom, ed., Major Literary Characters: Gatsby (New York: Chelsea House, 1991), 137-153.
Brian T. Fitch, Beckett and Babel, Review Essay, Comparative Literature Studies (Vol. 28, No. 2, 1991).
"Metamorphosis in Ibsen's Little Eyolf," in Scandinavian Studies (1990).
Nicholas Zurbrugg, Beckett and Proust, Review Essay, Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature (Fall, 1989).
Review article of Lars Gustafsson, Bernard Foy's Third Castling in Providence Journal, Spring, 1989.
Rev. of Ingmar Bergman, by Birgitta Steene.Scandinavian Studies, Fall 1989.
The Fiction of Relationship (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988) Paper edition 1990
Review article of George Pérec, Life: A User's Manual, in Providence Journal, Fall, 1988.
"The Powers and the Self: Strindberg's Inferno and Gustafsson's Tennisspelarna," in Scandinavian Studies, (1987).
Rev. of Bohemian Paris, by Jerrold Seigel New York Times Book Review, March 1986.
"Fusion and Confusion in Light in August," in The Faulkner Journal, (Spring, 1986)
Rev. of The Lover, by Marguerite Duras. Providence Journal, Summer 1986.
"Fiction as Greatness: The case of Gatsby," Novel (Fall, 1985)
"Freedom and Control in the Erotic Novel: the Classical and the Surrealist Model: Les Liaison dangereuses and Naked Lunch," Dada/Surrealism, (October/November, 1982).
"Kafka's Writing Machine: Metamorphosis in the Penal Colony," Studies in Twentieth Century Literature (Fall, 1982)
"The Fiction of Relationship," Novel (Fall, 1981).
Fictions of the Self: l550-l800 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981)
"Literature as Home," Brown Alumni Monthly, (Providence, R.I., September 1980).
"Volume and Community in Proust" in Fiction, Form, Experience: The French Novel from Naturalism to the Present, ed. Grant Kaiser (Montreal, Editions France-Quebec, 1976).
Vision and Response in Modern Fiction (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1974)
"Bernanos' 'Monsieur Ouine' and the Esthetic of Chaos." Symposium (Winter, 1971).
"Order and Excess in Butor's 'L'Emploi du temps.'" Modern Fiction Studies, XVI, Number l (Spring 1970).