Literary research and publications
My main area of research since completing my doctorate has been the life and works of A.C. Swinburne. In 1987 Nicholas Shrimpton and I organized the Oxford Swinburne Conference at Balliol. In 1993 Scolar Press published The Whole Music of Passion, a book of essays on Swinburne which I edited with Nicholas Shrimpton, and to which I contributed two chapters.
My biography A.C. Swinburne: A Poet’s Life was published in 1997. In 2009 I co-edited a special issue of Victorian Poetry dedicated to Swinburne.
My reviews, literary criticism and research have appeared in Notes and Queries, English, The Review of English Studies, English Language Notes (Colorado), English Literature in Transition (Indiana), Victorian Poetry (Virginia), Victorians Institute Journal (East Carolina), Victorian Newsletter (Kentucky), Bronte Society Transactions, Antiquarian Book Monthly Review, Book and Magazine Collector, and the Pre‑Raphaelite Society Newsletter.
A. C. Swinburne: A Poet’s Life (Scolar Press, 1997)
(editor) Swinburne: Lives of Victorian Literary Figures (Pickering and Chatto, 2008)
The Whole Music of Passion: New Essays on Swinburne (Scolar Press, edited with Nicholas Shrimpton, 1993). Includes two essays – ‘A Century of Swinburne Criticism’ and ‘The Algernonicon, or Thirteen Ways of Looking at Tristram of Lyonesse’.
A C Swinburne and the Singing Word (edited by Yisrael Levin)
Swinburne articles and reviews
[ABMR = Antiquarian Book Monthly Review; B&MC = Book and Magazine Collector; E = English; ELN = English Language Notes; ELT = English Literature in Transition; NQ = Notes and Queries; PRSN = Pre‑Raphaelite Society Newsletter; RES = Review of English Studies; TP = Textual Practice; VP = Victorian Poetry; VIJ = Victorians Institute Journal; VN = Victorian Newsletter. BST = Bronte Society Transactions.]
Aut. 1985 Swinburne in Miniature: A Century of Roundels, VP 23/3, pp.249‑265. Repr. in Poetry Criticism, vol. 24 (Gale Research Detroit, 1999) pp.321‑329.
Dec 1987 Swinburne and Rossetti: Three Unpublished Letters, NQ 34/4, p.497.
Win. 1988 Swinburne Without Tears: A Guide to the Later Poetry, VP 26/4, pp.413‑429. Repr. in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, vol. 36 (Gale Research Detroit) pp.341‑348.
1989 The Swinburne Collection at Balliol, VIJ 17, pp.171‑179.
Jun 1989 A. H. Harrison, Swinburne’s Medievalism, NQ 36/2, p.253.
1990 The Swinburne Collection at Worcester College, VIJ 18, pp.175‑183.
Nov 1990 The Case of Commoner Swinburne, RES XLI/164, pp.510‑520.
The works of A.C. Swinburne, B&MC 80, pp.68‑75.
Sep 1991 Swinburne’s Reginald, NQ 38/3, p.322.
1992 Swinburne’s Later Elegies, VIJ 20, pp.137‑158.
May 1992 Swinburne, ABMR XIX/217, pp.202‑208.
M. K. Louis, Swinburne and his Gods, RES XLIII/170, p.275.
Jun 1992 A Swinburne Tragedy, NQ 39/2, p.185.
The loneliness of the long distance Swinburnean, PRSN.
Oct 1992 Green Algy: Swinburne’s later poems, PRSN.
Jan 1993 Swinburne’s “Boo” Rides Again, RES XLIV/173, pp.77‑82.
Mar 1993 Swinburne: The Admiral to the Rescue, NQ 40/1, pp.50‑52.
Sep 1993 Christopher Newall, John William Inchbold (Leeds City Art Gallery exhib. cat.). I provided material on Inchbold and Swinburne for the introductory essay.
Dec 1993 A. C. Swinburne’s Lesbia Brandon and the Death of Edith Swinburne, NQ 40/4, pp.487‑490.
Sep 1994 Swinburne’s Noble Deed, NQ 41, 356-357.
Spr 1995 Swinburne’s Internal Centre: Reply to an article, VN 87, pp. 25-29. (For a discussion of this article see Margot Louis, ‘Swinburne’, Guide to the Year’s Work, VP 33, 565-72)
Jun 1995 Swinburne’s Revision of the ‘Prelude’ to Tristram of Lyonesse, NQ 42, pp. 200-201.
Spr 1996 “Regret”: A Swinburne Revision, VP 34, 1, 117-120.
1997 Commissioned to write a new entry on Swinburne for the revised DNB
Swinburne and the Brontes, BST 22, 86-95
Spr 1997 A.C.Swinburne’s ‘A Nine Days Wonder’, VIJ 24, 195-224
May 1997 Collecting Rare and Private Press Swinburne, B&MC 158, 26-35
Sept 1997 Anthologizing Algernon: the Problem of Swinburne’s Later Poetry, ELT, 40:3, 299-309
Swinburne on Coleridge: An Uncollected Letter, NQ 352-353
Aut 1997 Note of a Swinburne Biographer on the Algernon Crusade, PRSN 5, 3, 16-2
Win 1999 Two Swinburne Photograph albums, VP, 37, 4, 549-551
Spring 2002 K.Haynes (ed.) Poems and Ballads & Atalanta in Calydon, TP 16, 1, 130-33
Sum 2005 Terry L. Meyers, The Uncollected Letters of A.C.Swinburne +
Jerome J.McGann, Swinburne Selected Poems and Prose VP 43, 266-74
Apr 2009 Swinburne B&MC 306, 104-113
Win 2009 co-edited special issue of VP 47, 4 dedicated to Swinburne
2015 A C Swinburne and Balliol College Balliol College Annual Record 49-54
Other articles and reviews
Mar 1984 A Graves Revision, ELN XXI/3, pp.53‑57.
Jun 1988 N. Crook, D. Guiton, Shelley’s Venomed Melody, NQ 35/2, p.250.
Spr 1989 E. Jordan, Alfred Tennyson; R. Edmond, Affairs of the Hearth, E XXXVIII/160, p.83.
Jun 1989 P. J. Keane, Yeats’ Interactions with Tradition, NQ, p.258.
P. Parrinder, The Failure of Theory: Essays on Criticism and Contemporary Fiction, NQ, p.282.
Dec 1989 R. Bowlby, Virginia Woolf: Feminist Destinations, NQ 36/4, p.540.
F. Kinahan, Yeats, Folklore and Occultism, NQ, p.544.
P. Meisel, The Myth of the Modern: A study in British Criticism after 1850, NQ, p. 558.
Mar 1990 J. Olney, T. S. Eliot: Essays from the Southern Review, NQ 37/1, p.112.
Aug 1990 B. Beatty, V. Newey (eds.), Byron and the Limits of Fiction, RES XLI/163, p.409.
Dec 1990 A. N. Jeffares, Yeats the European, NQ 37/4, p.496.
W. Gould (ed.) Yeats Annual No.6, NQ, p.497.
D. N. G. Carter, Robert Graves: The Lasting Poetic Achievement, NQ, p.501.
Sep 1991 M. Millgate (ed.), Thomas Hardy Selected Letters,
F. B. Pinion, Hardy the Writer: Surveys and Assessments and A Thomas Hardy Dictionary, NQ, p.402.
W. Gould (ed.), Yeats Annual No.7.,
R. J. Finneran, Editing Yeats’ Poems: A Reconsideration, S. Bushrui, T. Prakti, An International Companion to the Poetry of W. B. Yeats, NQ, p.407.
Dec 1991 G. Claridge, R. Pryor, G. Watkins, Sounds From the Belljar: Ten Psychotic Authors, NQ 38/4, p.558.
Mar 1992 P. Parrinder, C. Rolfe (eds.), H.G. Wells Under Revision, NQ 39/1, p.125.
S. Smith, Yeats: A Critical Introduction, NQ, p.126.
Sep 1992 R. J. Finneran (ed.), Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies vol.VIII.
W. Gould (ed.), Yeats Annual No.8, NQ 39/3, p.405.
Dec 1992 R. J. Finneran (ed.), The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats, NQ 39/4, p.522.
A. Easthope, British Post‑Structuralism since 1968, NQ, p.531.
Jan 1993 Robert Graves, ABMR XX/225, pp.16‑19.
Feb 1993 Arthur Symons, BC 107, pp 35‑43.
Mar 1993 R. Freadman, S. Miller, Re‑thinking Theory: A Critique of Contemporary Literary Theory and an Alternative Account,. NQ, p.129.
Aug 1993 R. W. Peattie (ed.), Selected Letters of W. M. Rossetti, F. Kirchhoff, William Morris: The Construction of a Male Self, RES XLVII/175, p.442.
Aut. 1993 G. Joseph, Tennyson and the Text, E 42/174, p.279.
Jun 1994 S. Greenblatt, G. Gunn (eds), Redrawing the Boundaries: The Transformation of English and American literary studies, NQ 41, 276-278.
Nov 1994 K. K. Maynard, Thomas Hardy’s Tragic Poetry: The Lyrics and the Dynasts, RES, pp.593-594.
Mar 1995 N. Corcoran, English Poetry Since 1940, NQ 42, pp.115-116.
Sep 1995 D. H. Purdy, Biblical Echo and Allusion in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats,. NQ 42, pp 406-407.
Mar 1996 David Parker, Ethics, Theory and the Novel. NQ 43, pp. 117-118.
Sep 1996 Robert Graves, Centenary Selected Poems and Collected Writings on Poetry. NQ 43, pp. 369-70.
May 1996 G. Kim Blank, M. K. Louis, Influence and Resistance in Nineteenth Century English Poetry, RES. XLVII, 186, 268-69
Aug 1996 Nancy D. Hargrove, The Journey Toward Ariel: Sylvia Plath’s Poems of 1956-59, RES. XLVII, NO 187 451-52.
Feb 1997 Herbert Sussman, Victorian Masculinities, RES XLVIII, 126-7
May 1997 Andrew Elfenbein, Byron and the Victorians, RES, 190, 271-72
Aug 1997 Lindsay Smith, Victorian Photography, Painting and Poetry, RES XLVIII, no.191, 413-414
Mar 1998 Robert Graves, Collected Poems vol.1. and Collected Short Stories NQ 45, 137-38
Peter Brooks, The Melodramatic Imagination, NQ 45, 140-41.
Terry Eagleton, The Illusions of Modernism NQ 45, 147-48
Neil Roberts, Meredith and the Novel RES, 49, 196, 527-58
Mar 1999 Tim Armstrong, Modernism, Technology and the Body, NQ 46, 161-62.
Jun 1999 Stephen Regan (ed.) Philip Larkin, NQ46, 301
2000 Edward Neill, Trial By Ordeal: Thomas Hardy and the critics RES 51, 323-25
2001 Jane Thomas, Thomas Hardy, Femininity and Dissent RES ? 510-11
2001 A. Jenkins & J. Johns (eds) Rereading Victorian Fiction. RES 52/207, 460-61
Sep 2008 Collecting books on Ralph Vaughan Williams B& MC 298, 98-107
Feb 2010 Collecting biographies of John F. Kennedy B&MC 317, 74-87