Literary/Textual Theory


“The A and B Texts of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus Reconsidered.” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 100.2 (June 2006): 227-57.

“Ruins of the Ogdoad: Northrop Frye's Notebooks on Renaissance Literature.”

“Text, Apparatus, History.” In Elizabethan Theatre XV, eds. A. Lynne Magnusson and C. E. McGee. Toronto: P. D. Meany, 2002. 128-54.

“Blood for the Ghosts.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English Conference. Brock University, 23-26 May 1996.

“The Function of English Studies at the Present Time.” Invited paper, Panel on English Studies at the End of the Millennium, in the Symposium Is There a Future for English Studies? York University, 1 February 1996.

“Humanism, Theory, the Humanities: The (Dis)function of Criticism at the Present Time.” Invited paper, Calgary Humanities Institute Research Network on the Justification of the Humanities, University of Calgary, 10-11 March 1995.

“Raising the Dead.” Work-in-Progress Seminar, Department of English, University of Guelph, 10 November 1992.

“Ellis on Deconstruction: A Second Opinion.” English Studies in Canada 18.1 (March 1992): 83-103.

“Postmodernism.” Review of Stanley Fogel, The Postmodern University; John Fekete, ed., Life After Postmodernism; and Arthur Kroker and David Cook, The Postmodern Scene. Canadian Literature 120 (Spring 1989): 225-227.

“For and Against the Moon” [on Derrida]. English Studies in Canada 15.3 (September 1989): 305-318.

“Accommodation and Synecdoche: Calvin’s God in King Lear.” Shakespeare Studies 20 (1988): 147-168.

“Theorizing Shakespeare.” Review of Shakespeare and the Question of Theory, ed. Patricia Parker and Geoffrey Hartman. University of Toronto Quarterly 57.1 (1987): 109-111.

“History and the Canon: The Case of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus.” University of Toronto Quarterly 56.4 (Summer 1987): 498-522.

“Introduction,” Literature and Politics/Literary Politics. Special double issue of The Dalhousie Review 66.1-2 (Spring-Summer 1986): 5-13.

“Reinventing New Criticism?” Review of Lyric Poetry: Beyond New Criticism, ed. Chaviva Hosek and Patricia Parker. University of Toronto Quarterly 56.1 (1986): 127-129.

“Misreading Faustus Misreading: The Question of Context.” The Dalhousie Review 65.4 (Winter 1985-86): 511-533.

“Deconstruction and the Gnostics.” University of Toronto Quarterly 55.1 (1985): 74-93.