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Selected Reviews, Essays, and Interviews

"Transmissions from Another World."The New York Review of Books. Jan 18 2024.

"A Dance to the Music of Fucked-Up Time." Mousse Magazine. Jan 17, 2024.

"Fractures in the Medium: Kaveh Akbar and Anahid Nersessian in Conversation." Bidoun. Jan 10 2023.

"A Closer Look: William Blake's Laocöon." The Yale Review. Nov 15 2023.


Contribution to Sean Bonney Tribute Portfolio. Tripwire 19. Oct 2023.

"Ordinary Unhappiness." Poetry Magazine. Sept 18 2023.

"Dear N/Dear B/Dear C." Deadlines and Divine Distractions. Sept 8 2023.


"Poems to Wake the Corpses." The New York Review of Books. Sept 21 2023.

"Notes on Tone: Three American Poets." New Left Review 142. Jul-Aug 2023.

"The Republic of Translation." The New York Review of Books. Jul 20 2023.


"Not an Age for Small Claims. Interview with Ed Luker." Effects Journal. June 28 2023.

"Into the Sublime. Interview with Nell Whittaker." Tank Magazine. June 8 2023.

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

"The Couple Form." The New York Review of Books. April 6 2023.

"'I Speak Only for Myself.'" Interview with Hannah Zeavin." Public Books, Feb 23 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. Dec 22 2022.

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

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

“LA Elegies.” The New York Review of Books. Oct 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. Jan 13 2022.

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


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

"Sentience and Intensities: A Conversation with Maureen McLane." The Paris Review. Oct 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. Nov 15 2016.

Scholarly articles

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

"The Aestheticization of Persia from Kant to Hegel," co-authored with Manu Samriti Chander. Forthcoming in PMLA

"Fanny Brawne and Criticism." Forthcoming in Romanticism 30.2 (2024).

"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)

COPY OF Anahid Nersessian, Keats book co
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