• Violence and the Brontës: Language, Reception, Afterlives. Under contract with Edinburgh University Press’s ‘Nineteenth-Century and Neo-Victorian Cultures’ series (forthcoming 2024).
  • Charlotte Brontë Revisited: A View from the Twenty-First Century (Manchester: Saraband, 2016). Reissued with new material in 2018.

Journal Articles

  • ‘Reimagining Violence in the Brontë Myth: “Tales of Positive Violence and Crime” in Neo-Victorian Brontë Afterlives’, Neo-Victorian Studies [accepted & forthcoming in issue 14.1 in 2022].
  • ‘“After the manner of Jael and Sisera”: Transforming Violence and Mental Pain in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette’, Brontë Studies, Special Issue: The Brontës: Sickness, Contagion, Isolation, 46.2 (2021), 146–58:
  • ‘“Ay, ay, divil, all’s raight! We’ve smashed ’em!”: Translating Violence and ‘Yorkshire Roughness’ in Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley’, Brontë Studies, Special Issue: The Coarseness of the Brontës Reconsidered, 44.1 (2019), 43–55:
  • ‘Beyond the Civilizing Process: A Response to Peter K. Andersson’s “How Civilized Were the Victorians?”’, Journal of Victorian Culture, 22.1 (2017), 105–14:

Book Chapters

  • ‘Neo-Victorian Violence’, in The Palgrave Handbook of Neo-Victorianism, edited by Sarah E. Maier and Brenda Ayres, Palgrave Macmillan [accepted & forthcoming].

Edited Collections & Special Issues

  • (eds.) Sophie Franklin, Hannah Piercy, Arya Thampuran, and Rebecca White, Consent: Legacies, Representations and Frameworks for the Future. Routledge Interdisciplinary Research in Gender [under contract].
  • ‘Introduction: The Coarseness of the Brontës Reconsidered’, co-editor with Dr Claire O’Callaghan, Brontë Studies, Special Issue: The Coarseness of the Brontës: A Reappraisal, 44.1 (2019), 1–4:

Book Reviews

  • Review of (eds.) Eva Lambertsson Björk, Jutta Eschenbach, and Johanna M. Wagner, Women and Fairness: Navigating an Unfair World (Münster: Waxmann, 2021), Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch, 63 (2022), 412–416.
  • Review of Pauline Clooney, Charlotte & Arthur (Buncrana: Merdog, 2021), Brontë Studies, 47.2 (2022), 156-158:
  • Review of Lisa Ebert, Ambiguity in Emily Brontë’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ (Paderborn: Brill, 2020) and Olga Springer, Ambiguity in Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Villette’ (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Unipress, 2020), Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch, 62 (2021), 473–478.
  • Review of Emma Butcher, The Brontës and War: Fantasy and Conflict in Charlotte and Branwell Brontë’s Youthful Writings (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, 17.1 (2021):
  • Review of (ed.) Alexandra Lewis, The Brontës and the Idea of the Human: Science, Ethics, and the Victorian Imagination (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), in The Review of English Studies, 71.300 (2020), 594–6:
  • Review of Deborah Lutz, The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015), in Brontë Studies, 40.3 (2015), 264–66.


  • ‘Foreword’, Brontë Sisters: ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Deluxe Edition) (London: Flame Tree Publishing, 2017).