Public writing

"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

"Two Elegies: AdonaisAmtrak." In preparation for European Romantic Review.


“The Essay, Enlightenment, and Revolution.” In The Cambridge Companion to the Essay, ed. Evan Kindley and Kara Wittman. In preparation for Cambridge University Press

“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)