I write book reviews, personal essays, and essays on gender in the publishing and literary worlds. Here is what I have published recently.
Reviews and Essays
“The Diminution of Women Writers: An American Tradition,” Lit Hub, May 12, 2016.
“Constance Fenimore Woolson: Successful American Novelist,” Amazing Women in History, May 6, 2016.
“Women Writers You Should Know: Alice Dunbar-Nelson.” The Toast, May 5, 2016.
“George Eliot’s Marriage Got Off To a Really Bad Start.” Review of Dinitia Smith’s novel The Honeymoon, The Washington Post, May 5, 2016.
“Women Writers You Should Know: Constance Fenimore Woolson,” The Toast, April 6, 2016.
“Constance Fenimore Woolson: The Forgotten Author Who Inspired Henry James,” The Daily Beast, Mar. 6, 2016.
“Can Young People Be Lured Away From Instagram and Twitter To Books?” Review of David Denby’s Lit Up, The Washington Post, Mar. 4, 2016.
“Five Flickering Myths About Henry James and Constance Fenimore Woolson,” Signature, Mar. 2, 2016.
“How To Make Sure Your Writing Is Forgotten,” The Rumpus, Feb. 28, 2016.
“Eight Classic Female Bildungsromane You Should Know About, If You Don’t Already,” The Toast, Feb. 18, 2016.
“A Lady’s Vindication: ‘Lady Byron and Her Daughters’ Attempts to Set the Record Straight,” Los Angeles Review of Books, Feb. 2, 2016.
“A Brief History of Pandering,” The Rumpus, Dec. 7, 2015.
“The National Book Award Nonfiction Longlist: What a Difference a Year Makes,” The Millions, Sep. 21, 2015.
“Creating the Literary World of the Future: A Response to Vida’s Recommendations,” The Millions, April 21, 2015.
Review of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures, by Maureen Corrgian. The Rumpus, October 14, 2014.
“Is There No Gender Equity in Nonfiction?” The Millions, Oct. 1, 2014.
“Writers’ Private Lives.” Review of The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee and J. D. Salinger: The Escape Artist. Los Angeles Review of Books, Sep. 30, 2104.
Review of The Complete Letters of Constance Fenimore Woolson, ed. Sharon Dean. Henry James Review 35.2 (Summer 2014): E11-E16. (online in Project Muse)
Review of My Life in Middlemarch, by Rebecca Mead. Electric Literature, May 12, 2014.
“Women’s Citizenship in the ‘Republic of Letters‘ One-Hundred and Thirty Years Ago and Today.” Vida: Women in Literary Arts, March 6, 2014
Academic Articles (most recent)
Anne E. Boyd, “Lions and Bluestockings,” Edgar Allan Poe in Context, ed. Kevin J. Hayes (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 129-137.
Anne E. Boyd, “Tourism, Imperialism, and Hybridity in the Reconstruction South: Woolson’s Rodman the Keeper: Southern Sketches.” Southern Literary Journal 43.2 (Spring 2011): 12-31. (online in Project Muse) Reprint in Witness to Reconstruction: Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894, ed. Kathleen Diffley (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011), 56-72.