The Other Dickens: A Life of Catherine Hogarth. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2011.

Unequal Partners: Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Victorian Authorship.  Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2002.

Wilkie Collins.  New York: Twayne, 1997.



Dickens and GenderLibrary of Essays on Charles Dickens. Ed. Catherine Waters.  Aldershot: Ashgate (under contract)

Felicia Skene, Hidden Depths.  1866.  Vol. 4 of Varieties of Women’s Sensation Fiction, 1855-1880.  Andrew Maunder, General Editor.  London: Pickering and Chatto, 2004.



“’The Omission of His Only Sister’s Name’: Letitia Austin and the Legacies of Charles Dickens,” Dickens Quarterly (forthcoming).

“Science and Sensation,” Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction, ed. Andrew Mangham.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012 (forthcoming).

“The Empire and Sensation,” A Companion to Sensation Fiction, ed. Pamela Gilbert.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2011, pp. 442-54.

“Catherine Dickens in Italy: Marriage, Mesmerism and Madame  de la Rue,” The Victorians and Italy: Literature, Travel, Politics and Art, ed. Alessandro Vescovi, Luisa Villa, and Paul Vita (Monza, Italy: Polimetrica, 2009), pp. 237-46.

“Collins and Empire,” The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie     Collins, ed. Jenny Bourne Taylor.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp. 139-52.

“Catherine Dickens and Her Colonial Sons,” Dickens Studies Annual, 37 (2006): 81-93.

“‘The Threshold of an Open Window’: Transparency, Opacity and Social Boundaries in Aurora Floyd,” Victorian Sensations: Essays on a Scandalous Genre, ed. Kimberly Harrison and Richard Fantina.  Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2006, pp. 188-99.

Forward to Susan M. Rossi-Wilcox, Dinner for Dickens: The Culinary History of Mrs. Charles Dickens’s Menu Books.  Totnes, England: Prospect Books, 2005, pp. 9-10.

“Bulwer Lytton and Imperial Gothic: Defending the Empire in The Coming Race,” The Subverting Vision of Bulwer Lytton: Bicentenary Reflections, ed. Allan Conrad Christensen.  Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 2004, pp. 212-21.

“‘Blue Like Me’: Wilkie Collins, Poor Miss Finch, and the Construction of Racial Identity,” Reality’s Dark Light: The Sensational Wilkie Collins, ed. Maria K. Bachman and Don Richard Cox.  Knoxville: University of Tenn. Press, 2003, pp. 266-82.

“Constructing Catherine Dickens,” Hiroshima Studies in English Language and Literature 47 (2002): 1-19.

“The Other Dickens and America: Catherine in 1842,” Dickens Quarterly 19:3 (September 2002): 141-50.

“The Widowhood of Catherine Dickens,” Dickens Studies Annual 32 (2002): 277-98.

Afterward to The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins.  New York: Signet Classics, 2002, pp. 483-93.

“Victorian Detective Fiction,” A Companion to the Victorian Novel, ed. William Baker and Kenneth Womack.  Westport: Greenwood, 2001, pp. 177-87.

“Dickens and ‘Gold Rush Fever’: Colonial Contagion in Household Words,” Charles Dickens: Child and Empire, ed. Wendy Jacobson.  London: Palgrave, 2000, pp. 67-77.

“Rebellious Sepoys and Bigamous Wives: The Indian Mutiny and Marriage Law Reform in Lady Audley’s Secret,” Beyond Sensation: Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Context, ed. Marlene Tromp, Pamela K. Gilbert, and Aeron Haynie.  Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000, pp. 31-42.

“Wilkie Collins Studies: 1983-1999,” Dickens Studies Annual 28 (1999): 257-328.

“Virgin Territory and the Iron Virgin: Engendering the Empire in Bram Stoker’s ‘The Squaw,’” Maternal Instincts: Motherhood and Sexuality in Britain, 1875-1925, ed. Claudia Nelson and Ann Sumner Holmes.  London: Macmillan, 1997, pp. 75-97.

“Sailing Ships and Steamers, Angels and Whores: History and Gender in Conrad’s Maritime Fiction,” Beyond Iron Men and Wooden Women: Gender and Atlantic Seafaring, 1700-1900, ed. Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996, pp. 189-203.

“Agents of Empire in The Woman in White,” Victorian Newsletter 83 (Spring 1993): 1-7.

Almayer’s Folly (Conrad),” The 1890s: An Encyclopedia of British Literature, Art, and Culture, ed. G. A. Cevasco.  New York: Garland, 1993.

“Robinson Crusoe and Friday in Victorian Britain: ‘Discipline,’ ‘Dialogue,’ and Collins’s Critique of Imperialism in The Moonstone,” Dickens Studies Annual 21 (1992): 213-31.

“Class Consciousness and the Indian Mutiny in Dickens’s ‘The Perils of Certain English Prisoners,’” Studies in English Literature 32:4 (Autumn 1992): 689-705.

“The Cannibal, the Nurse and the Cook in Dickens’s The Frozen Deep,” Victorian Literature and Culture 19 (1991): 1-24.



Review of Catherine Waters, Commodity Culture in Dickens’s Household Words: The Social Life of Goods, Dickens Quarterly 27:3 (September 2010), pp. 229-32.

Review of James F. Kilroy, The Nineteenth Century: Family Ideology and Narrative Form and Natalie Schroeder and Ronald A. Schroeder, From Sensation to Society: Representations of Marriage in the Fiction of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 1862-1866, Victorian Studies 50:4 (Summer 2008): 713-15.

Review of Grace Moore, Dickens and Empire: Discourses of Class, Race and Colonialism in the Works of Charles Dickens, Victorian Studies 48:2 (Winter 2006): 331-33.

Review of William Baker, Andrew Gasson, Graham Law, and Paul Lewis, eds., The Public Face of Wilkie Collins: The Collected Letters, Wilkie Collins Society Journal 8 (2005): 58-62.

Review of Barbara Onslow, Women of the Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Victorian Periodicals Review 36:1 (Spring 2003): 86-87.

Review of Daniel Panger, Hard Times: The Lost Diary of Mrs. Charles Dickens, Dickensian 97 (Summer 2001): 164-65.

Review of William Baker and William M. Clarke, eds., The Letters of Wilkie Collins and Andrew Gasson, Wilkie Collins: An Illustrated Guide, Victorian Periodicals Review 34:2 (Summer 2001): 199-203.

Review of Michael Slater, ed., “Gone Astray” and Other Papers from Household Words, 1851-59, Dent Uniform Edition of Dickens’ Journalism, Vol. 3, Victorian Periodicals Review 32:4 (Winter 1999): 364-66.

Review of Deirdre David, Rule Britannia: Women, Empire, and Victorian Writing, Modern Philology 97:1 (August 1999): 141-45.

Review of Michael Slater, ed., “The Amusements of the People” and Other Papers: Reports, Essays and Reviews, 1834-1851, Dent Uniform Edition of Dickens’ Journalism, Vol. 2, Victorian Periodicals Review 30:3 (Fall 1997): 292-94.

Review of Peter Thoms, The Windings of the Labyrinth: Quest and Structure in the Major Novels of Wilkie Collins, Studies in the Novel 26 (Fall 1994): 314-16.

“To Murder or to Mediate: Women and Patriarchy in Nineteenth-Century Fiction,” Review 15 (1993): 309-30 (review of Virginia B. Morris, Double Jeopardy: Women Who Kill in Victorian Fiction, and Paula Marantz Cohen, The Daughter’s Dilemma: Family Process and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel).