Characters and Authors in Luigi Pirandello (Oxford University Press, 1998)
Modern Italian Literature since 1690. A Cultural History (Polity Press, Oxford/ New York, July 2007) (co-authored)
Essays in books
‘The Novel 1945-1965’ in History of Women's Writing in Italy, ed. L.Panizza and V. Jones, (Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 205-17.
'Crossing the public/private divide: the 'salotto, home and theatre in late nineteenth-century Italy', Gender, Family and Sexuality. The Private Sphere in Italy 1860-1945 ed. P.R.Willson (Palgrave/Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2004) pp. 105-121.
'History or Pre-history? Recent Revisions in the Eighteenth-Century Novel in Italy' in Remapping the Rise of the European Novel 1500-1800 (ed. Jenny Mander), (Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford, 2007), pp. 215-25.
‘Sensation, Seduction, and the Supernatural: Fogazzaro’s Malombra’ in The Fantastic in Italy ed. F. Billiani and G. Sulis, (Farleigh Dickinson U.P., 2007), pp. 98-117.
Articles in journals
'Women and Conduct Literature', With a Pen in her Hand: Women and Writing in Italy in the 19th Century and Beyond (ed. V.J.Jones and A.L Lepschy), Occasional papers, The Society for Italian Studies, 2001, pp. 27-36.
'History or Pre-history? Recent Revisions in the Eighteenth-Century Novel in Italy', Journal of Romance Studies, 1:3 (Winter 2001) pp. 139-48.
'Women Readers and the Novel in Nineteenth-Century Italy', Italian Studies, Vol.LVI, 2001, pp. 80-99.
'About Town: the City and the Female Reader, 1860-1900', Modern Italy, Vol. 7, No.2, 2002, pp. 128-42.
'Bagatelle, bamboccerie and bordellerie. The Critics and the Novel in Eighteenth-Century Italy', Italian Studies, Vol. 60, No.1, 2005, pp. 22-41.