The Vibrant House: Irish Writing and Domestic Space (co-edited with Rhona Richman Kenneally), forthcoming from Four Courts Press, October 2017

At Home in the Revolution: what women said and did in 1916, Royal Irish Academy, 2015 [received the History Book of the Year bronze award from Foreword Reviews’ 2016 INDIEFAB]

Poets and the Peacock Dinner: the literary history of a meal, Oxford UP, 2014; paperback 2016

The Irish Art of Controversy, Cornell UP (Ithaca) & Lilliput Press (Dublin), 2005 [named the best non-fiction book of 2005 by Declan Kiberd in the Irish Independent]

High and Low Moderns: Literature and Culture 1889-1939 (edited with Maria DiBattista), Oxford UP, 1996

Lady Gregory: Selected Writings (edited with Maureen Waters), Viking Penguin, 1995 [named a “significant book of 1995" by Roy Foster in the London Independent]

Auden’s Apologies for Poetry, Princeton UP, 1990

Saving Civilization: Yeats, Eliot, and Auden between the Wars, Cambridge UP, 1984


Edited Journal


Irish Secular Relics (special Irish Studies issue of Textual Practice), Summer 2002


In Progress


a monograph on contemporary Irish poetry