Research Interests: Paul de Man, life of; Biography, Nineteenth Century-- American and Victorian; Belgian history between the wars and World War II; London before and during World War II; Belgian literary history; Women's agency in above.
"The Double Life of Paul de Man" (New York: Liveright, 2014).
"Emerson: The Roots of Prophecy" (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1989), Gauss Prize, 1989.
"Emerson in Italy" (New York: Henry Holt, Inc.,), 1989. With Evelyn Hofer, photographs
"Arthur Hugh Clough: The Growth of a Poet's Mind" (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1970).