- Lost Illusions: The Politics of Publishing in Nineteenth-Century France (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010).
- “The Politics of Authorship: The Effects of Literary Property Law on Author-Publisher Relations,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies 29.1, Nos. 1 & 2 (Fall-Winter 2010-2011): 93-112.
- “An ‘Evil Genius’: The Construction of the Publisher in the Postrevolutionary Social Imaginary,” French Historical Studies, vol. 30, no. 4 (Fall 2007): 559-595.
- “The Politics of Publishing under the Second Empire: The Trial of Madame Bovary Reconsidered,” French Politics, Society, and Culture, 23:2 (Summer 2005): 1-27.
- “Reassessing ‘Genius’ in Studies of Authorship: The State of the Discipline,” Book History, vol. 8 (2005): 287-320.
Modern France; Post-Revolutionary Europe, especially the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars; war and society; book history; history of capitalism.
- HIST 1121 Europe since 1660
- HIST 2001 Policing and Spying in Modern Europe
- HIST 2001 Anti-Americanism in France
- HIST 3001 French Revolution and Napoleon
- HIST 4600 Writing Historical Biography
- HIST 6000 Graduate Colloquium on Europe in the Age of Revolutions
- HIST 6000 Graduate Course in Printing History
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001.
M.A., University of Chicago, 1995.
B.A., University of Michigan, 1992.
I have begun research on a new book project on the occupation of France by the British, Russians, Prussians, Austrians, and a number of other smaller powers at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Entitled “Our Friends, the Enemies”: The First Allied Occupation of France (1815-1818), this book will examine the ambivalent relationship between occupiers and occupied, particularly in the north-eastern part of the country, where most of the occupying powers were stationed. Viewing this episode as a moment of intense cultural exchange, it will emphasize the role of the occupation in the reconstruction of France and Europe after 25 years of revolution and war.