Professor of English Literature
Primary Office: GH 182
Primary Phone: (858) 534-2522
Secondary Office: LIT 444
Secondary Phone: Contact Department
Quarterly Office Hours
Director: Humanities Program
Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature; Blake; History of Liberal Ideas; The New Testament and Its Literary Influence.
Ed. Culture and Liberty: Writings of Isabel Paterson. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2015
American Christianity: The Continuing Revolution. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.
"The Cather Correspondence." American Literary History 26 (Summer 2014): 418-29.
Changing and Remaining: A History of All Saints' Church, San Diego. Bloomington IN: Xlibris, 2011.
The Big House: Image and Reality of the American Prison. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.
Literature and the Economics of Liberty: Spontaneous Order in Culture. Co-edited, with Paul A. Cantor. Auburn: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009.
";Cather's Capitalism."; Literature and the Economics of Liberty. Pp. 323-370
"Conrad's Praxeology." Literature and the Economics of Liberty. Pp. 371-432.
"The Biblical Icon." Sacred History, Sacred Literature. Ed. Shawna Dolansky. Winona Lake IN: Eisenbrauns, 2008. Pp. 293-313.
The New Testament and Literature. Chicago: Open Court, 2006.
"Representing Isabel Paterson." American Literary History 17 (Summer 2005): 244-58.
The Woman and the Dynamo: Isabel Paterson and the Idea of America. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2004.
"The Titanic and the Art of Myth." Critical Review 15 (Summer-Fall 2003): 403-34.
The Titanic Story. Chicago: Open Court, 1999.
"The Devil's Reading List." Raritan 16 (1996): 97-111.
"The Two Liberalisms" American Literary History 6 (1994): 453-466.
Ed. The God of the Machine. By Isabel Paterson. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1993.
"Assumptions of Power." Reason 24 (March 1993): 34-41.
"Theory, Experience and 'The American Religion.'" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 36 (1993): 363-373.
Love and Logic: The Evolution of Blake's Thought. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992.
"Sensibility as Argument." Sensibility in Transformation: Creative Resistance to Sentiment from the Augustans to the Romantics. Ed. Syndy McMillen Conger. Rutherford, N.J.: Associated University Presses, 1990. 63-82.
"Devices of Deconstruction." Critical Review 3 (1989): 56-76.
"Methods and Limitations." Critical Paths: Blake and the Argument of Method. Ed. Donald Ault et al. Durham: Duke University Press, 1987. 19-40, 331-34.
"Literary Theory: Liberal and Otherwise." Humane Studies Review 5.1 (1987).
"Adventures of 'A Little Boy Lost': Blake and the Process of Interpretation" Criticism 23 (1981): 301 316.
";The Stranger Within Thee" Concepts of the Self in Late Eighteenth-Century Literature. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980.
Editor in Chief, Liberty
Editor, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies