• “Pickwick’s Other Papers: Continually Reading Dickens.” Victorian Literature and Culture. 44.1 (2016): 19-41.
    Dickens and Modernity
  • “The Oliver! Phenomenon; or, ‘Please sir, we want more and more!’” Co-written with Joss Marsh. Essays and Studies. 65 (2012): 150-170. Dickens Bicentenary Special Issue, Dickens and Modernity. Ed Juliet John.


  •  “Co-Narrating like a Child: Adding the ‘Blots’ and ‘Interesting Bits’ to Peter Pan.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. 43.2. Forthcoming May 2018.“The Neverending Story.” Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, Vol. 2. Gale/Cengage. Forthcoming 2018.

Book Reviews

  • Karen E. Laird. The Art of Adapting Victorian Literature, 1848-1920: Dramatizing Jane Eyre, David Copperfield, and The Woman in White. Victorian Studies. 59.3 (2017): 508-509.

Works in Progress:

  • Continual Reading: Victorian Reading Practices and their Modern Manifestations

Interestssam weller

  • 19th-Century British Literature and Culture
  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • History of the Book and Reading
  • Adaptation Studies
  • Theatre History
  • Narrative Theory
  • Neo-Victorian Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • English Language Arts