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Public writing

"Nothing Like a Teacup." London Review of Books. May 4, 2023.

"Reckoning with Silence." The New York Review of Books. February 9, 2023.

"Part panic closet, part music box." Times Literary Supplement. Feb 3, 2023.

“The Hunter.” The New York Review of Books. December 22, 2022.

“A Vivisectional Style.” The New York Review of Books. November 24, 2022.

“Liberty’s Bookseller.” New Left Review 137, Sept-Oct 2022.

“LA Elegies.” The New York Review of Books. October 20, 2022.


"Catastrophic Desires." The New York Review of Books. May 12, 2022.

"For Love of Beauty? Literary Criticism in Troubled Times." New Left Review 133/134, Jan-Apr 2022.


"Knife Skills." The New York Review of Books. March 24, 2022.


"Love for Sale." The New York Review of Books. January 13, 2022.

"Late Romanticism." Interview with Willa Glickman. The New York Review of Books. January 8, 2022.


"The Escape Artist." The New York Review of Books. October 7, 2021.

"Sentience and Intensities: A Conversation with Maureen McLane." The Paris Review. October 7, 2021.

"On Lauren Berlant." n+1. June 15, 2021.

"Of Poets and Critics: A Conversation between Anahid Nersessian and Michael Robbins." Los Angeles Review of Books. June 9, 2021.


“Traveling Light: Farewell to Leonard Cohen.” Los Angeles Review of Books. November 15, 2016

“Form Fatigue.” Open Set: Art, Humanities, Culture. September 30, 2015

“Who Cares?” We, Reading, Now digital colloquy at Arcade: Literature, Humanities, and the World. July 10, 2015

“Michael Robbins Interviews Anahid Nersessian: A Conversation Between Friends.” Los Angeles Review of Books. January 27, 2015


“Short Cuts.” Public Books. January 15, 2015


“Animal Studies.” Public Books. April 8, 2013

Scholarly articles

"Grid, Power, Poetry." In preparation for the Oxford University Press Edition of the 2018 Tanner Lectures on Human Values.

"Keats and Shelley." Forthcoming in Percy Shelley in Context, ed. Ross Wilson. Cambridge University Press.

"Absence and Intrusion: On Paul Fry's Prelude." Essays in Romanticism 30.1 (2023).

"Two Elegies: AdonaisAmtrak." European Romantic Review 33.5 (Oct 2022)


“The Essay, Enlightenment, and Revolution.” The Cambridge Companion to the Essay, ed. Evan Kindley and Kara Wittman. Cambridge University Press (2022).

“Romantic Difficulty.” New Literary History 49.4 (2018)


“Romantic Ecocriticism Lately.” Literature Compass 15.1 (2018)


“What is the New Redistribution?” PMLA 132.5 (2017)


“Literary Agnotology.” ELH 84.2 (2017)


“Forms and Explanations: A Response to Our Critics.” Critical Inquiry 44.1 (2017)

“Form and Explanation,” with Jonathan Kramnick. Critical Inquiry 43.3 (2017). Reprinted in Kramnick, Paper Minds: Literature and the Ecology of Consciousness. University of Chicago Press, 2018.


“Utopia’s Afterlife in the Anthropocene,” in The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities. Ed. Ursula K. Heise, Jon Christensen, and Michelle Niemann. Routledge, 2017.


“Romanticism as Method.” Romantic Circles Praxis, special issue on “Teaching Romanticism and Literary Theory,” ed. Brian McGrath (December 2016)


“Two Gardens: An Experiment in Calamity Form.” MLQ 74.3 (2013)


“Romantic Liberalism and the Juridical Comedy.” Studies in Romanticism 50.4 (2012)


“Radical Love and the Political Romance.” ELH 79.1 (2012)


 “Empire and Attachment: A Transnational Tale.” European Romantic Review 22.3 (2011)

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