nineteenth and early twentieth-century American Literature, periodical publishing, illustration, and history of the book
"Competing Visions: Edith Wharton and A. B. Wenzell in The House of Mirth." Edith Wharton Review 26.1 (Spring 2010): 1-9.
"Competing Visions: The Alternate Wests of Elinore Pruitt Stewart and N. C. Wyeth." Western American Literature 44.4 (Winter 2010): 363-86.
"Lewis and Clark Go to the Fair: Centennial Representations of Sacagawea." 42nd Annual Western Literature Association Conference, Tacoma WA, October 2007.
"Three Bicentennial Perspectives on Lewis and Clark." Essay Review. Western American Literature 40.3 (2005): 344-5.
"Competing Visions: The Alternate Wests of Elinore Pruitt Stewart and N. C. Wyeth." 38th Annual Western Literature Conference, Houston Texas, November 2003.
"Mary Austin, Eugenics, and the American Southwest: Social Darwinism in the Land of Lost Borders." 37th Annual Western Literature Association Conference, Tucson AZ, October 2002.