My favourite kind of literature is Renaissance poetry, and most of my publications are in that area; I have also published on Renaissance drama and prose fiction, on medieval poetry (English, French, and Italian), on classical poetry (Ancient Greek and Latin), on Romantic poetry, and on twentieth-century literature (Canadian and American). I work chiefly in queer theory and, more generally, on the representation of sexuality in poetry and on poetry as sexuality.
Shakespeare and Queer Representation. Forthcoming from Routledge.
Against Reproduction: Where Renaissance Texts Come From. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.
Loving in Verse: Poetic Influence as Erotic. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.
Homoerotic Space: The Poetics of Loss in Renaissance Literature. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002.
2. EDITED COLLECTIONS
The Age of Thomas Nashe: Texts, Bodies and Trespasses of Authorship in Early Modern England. Co-edited with Joan Pong Linton and Steve Mentz. Farnham UK: Ashgate, 2013.
Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze. Co-edited with Vin Nardizzi and Will Stockton. Farnham UK: Ashgate, 2009.
The Old Wives Tale by George Peele. Forthcoming in 2019 from Broadview Press.
4. ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
“Petrarch, Wyatt, and Surrey: Sonnets, Teleology, and Sexuality.” Forthcoming in Textual Practice.
“Love Loves: Venus and Adonis, Venus and Anchises.” In Minor Epics: The State of Play, ed. Lynn Enterline. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury.
“Erotic and Devotional Verse.” In Political Turmoil: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1623-1660, ed. Stephen B. Dobranski. 44-59. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
“Shakespearean Sexualities.” In After Queer Literary Studies: Literature, Theory and Sexuality in the 21st Century, ed. E.L. McCallum and Tyler Bradway. 21-34. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2019.
“Feminine Transgression and Normal Domesticity.” In Staged Normality in Shakespeare’s England, ed. Rory Loughnane and Edel Semple. 259-76. Basingstoke UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
“‘Fellowships of Joy’: Angelic Union in Paradise Lost.” In Queer Milton, ed. David L.Orvis. 139-51. Basingstoke UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. This is a revised and expanded version of an article I published in 2014.
“Women and Literary Production.” In Women, Sex, and Gender in the Early Modern British Colonial World, ed. Kimberly Anne Coles and Eve Keller. 61-72. Abingdon UK: Routledge, 2018.
“First thing we do, let’s kill all the children.” Marlowe Studies 6 (2016): 73-83. This article appeared in August 2018.
“Queer Studies.” In Blackwell Companion to Renaissance Poetry, ed. Catherine Bates. 510-18. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018.
“Locating Queerness in Cymbeline.” In Queer Shakespeare: Desire and Sexuality, ed. Goran Stanivuković. 123-36. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
“Non-Dramatic Style.” In Shakespeare in our Time, ed. Dympna Callaghan and Suzanne Gossett. 303-06. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.
“Response.” In Spenser and the Human, special issue of Spenser Studies, ed. Melissa E. Sanchez and Ayesha Ramachandran. 30 (2015): 271-3.
“Remembering to Forget.” In Sexuality and Memory in Early Modern England: Literature and the Erotics of Recollection, ed. John Garrison and Kyle Pivetti. 43-50. New York: Routledge, 2015.
“Introduction.” In Edward II by Christopher Marlowe, ed. Martin Wiggins and Robert Lindsey. vii-xxiv. London: Bloomsbury, 2014.This is an edition in the New Mermaids series.
“‘Fellowships of Joy’: Angelic Union in Paradise Lost.” Early Modern Culture 10 (May 2014) https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/emc/vol10/iss1
“Sources.” In Early Modern Theatricality, ed. Henry S. Turner. 133-50. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
“Auto-Allusion.” The Hare 1.3 (August 2013) http://thehareonline.com/article/auto-allusion
“Postscript: Nashe Untrimmed: The Way We Teach Him Now.” Co-written with Joan Pong Linton. In Thomas Nashe, 169-82.
“Animal, Vegetable, Sexual: Metaphor in Donne’s ‘Sappho to Philaenis’ and Marvell’s ‘The Garden.'” In Sex Before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England, ed. James M. Bromley and Will Stockton. 195-212. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
“Middleton’s Language Machine.” In The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton, ed. Gary Taylor and Trish Thomas Henley. 346-59. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
“No Present.” In Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture, ed. Ben Davies and Jana Funke. 38-52. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
“The Gayest Play Ever.” In Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Works of William Shakespeare, ed. Madhavi Menon. 139-45. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2011.
“Andrew Marvell and Sexual Difference.” In Queer Renaissance Historiography. 171-83.
“Male Trouble: Sir Launfal and the Trials of Masculinity.” English Studies in Canada 34.2/3 (2008): 31-48. (This issue appeared in 2009.)
“‘Pulchrum spargitur hic chaos’: Crashaw’s Meta-Commentary.” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 9.1 (2009): 147-59.
“Purdy’s Art of Paraphrase.” Journal of Modern Literature 31.3 (2008): 102-15.
“Rosamond’s Complaint: Daniel, Ovid, and the Purpose of Poetry.” Renaissance Studies 22 (2008): 338-50.
“‘Unknowne mate’: Sidney, Motion, and Sexuality.” Sidney Journal 26 (2008): 35-56.
“How to Turn Prose into Literature: The Case of Thomas Nashe.” In Early Modern Prose Fiction: The Cultural Politics of Reading, ed. Naomi Conn Liebler. 33-45. New York: Routledge, 2007.
“Shakespeare and the Invention of the Heterosexual.” Early Modern Literary Studies 13.2 (2007) http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/si-16/brayshks.htm
“The Shame of Siblings in David and Bethsabe.” In Sibling Relations and Gender in the Early Modern World, ed. Naomi Miller and Naomi Yavneh. 140-9. Aldershot UK: Ashgate, 2006.
“The Really Broken Tower.” ANQ 19.4 (2006): 41-3.
“Embracing Troy: Surrey’s Aeneid.” In The Fall of Troy in the Renaissance Imagination, ed. Alan Shepard and Stephen D. Powell. 177-92. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2004.
“Virgil at Appleton House.” English Language Notes 52.2 (2004): 26-39.
“Spenser’s Filthy Matter.” The Explicator 62 (2004): 194-5.
“The Achievement of Print: Samuel Daniel and the Anxiety of Authorship.” Explorations in Renaissance Culture 29 (2003): 101-18.
“Same Difference: Homo and Allo in Lyly’s Euphues.” In Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexualities in England, 1570-1640, ed. Constance C. Relihan and Goran V. Stanivukovic. 113-27. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
“Cowley’s Latin Lovers: Nisus and Euryalus in the Davideis.” Classical and Modern Literature 21 (2001): 25-42.
“Civilizing Sexuality: Marie de France’s Lay with Two Names.” In Norbert Elias and Human Interdependencies, ed. Thomas Salumets. 149-58. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001.
“Song and Sonnet: Robert Duncan and the Earl of Surrey.” ANQ 12:4 (1999): 39-42.
“Daryl Hine at the Beach.” Canadian Literature 159 (Winter 1998): 74-88.
“Beddoes, Pygmalion, and the Art of Onanism.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 52 (1997-98): 446-70.
“‘Quantum instar in ipso’: Dryden and Comparison.” Restoration 21 (1997): 32-40.
“‘We two boys together clinging’: The Earl of Surrey and the Duke of Richmond.” English Studies in Canada 21 (1995): 138-50.
“Homophobia and the Depoliticizing of Edward II.” English Studies in Canada 17 (1991): 125-33.