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    Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery. Berkeley: U of

    California P, 2003. (paperback 2005)

    rev. by Los Angeles Times, New Statesman, Ms. Magazine, The

    Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, Ottawa Citizen, Publisher’s

    Weekly, Library Journal, Times Literary Supplement, The New

    Republic, Journal of the American Medical Association, Archives

    of Dermatology, American Quarterly, Gender and Society,

    Feminism and Psychology, Journal of American Culture,

    Western Folklore, Salmagundi, Metapsychology

    Flesh Wounds translated into Chinese, 2007.

Hide and Seek: The Child between Psychoanalysis and Fiction.

    Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1995.


    “Psycho-Topologies: Closing the circuit between psychic and material

    space.” With Anna Secor. Forthcoming, Environment and

    Planning D: Society and Space.

    “Love Your Neighbor, Hate Yourself,” rpt. For Bedford St. Martin‟s


     Response to Bruce Burgett‟s “Panic Sex.” American

     Literary History, 21 (1), Spring 2009, 67-86.

     “The Patient‟s Body.” Rpt. From Flesh Wounds for Reconfiguring

    American Studies: A New Anthology. Ed. Janice Radway, Barry

    Shank, Kevin Gaines, and Penny von Eschen. Oxford:

    Blackwell, February 2009.

    “Objects of Love: I Want a Famous Face and the Illusions of Star

     Culture.” Configurations. 15.1 Dec. 2008

     “Love Your Neighbor, Hate Yourself: The Vicissitudes of Affect in

    Cosmetic Surgery.” In Bodies in the Making, ed. Nancy Chen

    and Helene Moglen, New Pacific Press, Spring 2006; 47-53. “Becoming the Other Woman: The Psychic Drama of Cosmetic

    Surgery.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies,volume 26 (2)

    November 2005, 104-131.

     “Love Studies; Or, Liberating Love.” American Literary


     History 17 (2005): 335-338.

    "The Liberation of Intimacy: Consumer Object Relations and

    Heteropatriarchy." Introduction to "Queer Racisms, Queer

    Patriarchies, International” for Antipode: A Critical Journal of

    Geography, volume 34(5) November 2002: 845-863. “Return to Repression: Filming the Nineteenth Century.” Jane Austen

    and Company. Ed. Suzanne Pucci and James Thompson. Stony

    Brook, NY: SUNY Press, 2002.

    “Straight Talk from Heinz Kohut: The De-erotization of the

    Homosexual Subject.” In Sexualities Lost and Found: Lesbians,

    Psychoanalysis and Culture. Ed. Edith Gould and Sandra

    Kiersky. International Universities

     Press, 2001.

    “Jacques Lacan‟s Two-dimensional Subjectivity.” With Heidi Nast.

    Thinking Space. Ed. Michael Crang and Nigel Thrift. London:

    Routledge, 2000.

     “Train Rides and Other Oedipal Stories.” Places Through the Body.

     Ed. Heidi Nast and Steve Pile. London: Routledge, 1998.

     "Where's the Difference?: The Heterosexualization of Alterity in

     HenriLefebvre and Jacques Lacan.” With Heidi Nast.

    Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 14 (1996): 559-


    “Mary Wilkins Freeman and the Taste of Necessity.” American

     Literature 65 (1993): 69-94.

     The Go-Between Child: Supplementing the Lack.” In Compromise

    Formations: Current Directions in Psychoanalytic Criticism. Ed.

     Vera J. Camden. Kent, Ohio: Kent State UP, 1989. “Edith Wharton's Erotic Other-World.” Literature and Psychology 33

    (1987): 12-29.

    Papers, Panels and Presentations

“Space and the Origin of Trauma.” With Anna Secor. American

     Association of Geographers, Seattle, WA, April, 2011. Organizer, panel on “Psychoanalysis and Space” for the Annual

    Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association in

    Washington, D.C. June 2010.

    “Psychoanalysis and Geography.” With Anna Secor. Annual Meeting

    of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Washington, D.C.

    June 2010.

    “Cosmetic Surgery and Star Culture.” Invited lecture for “The Body


    and the Psyche” series for the Association for Psychoanalytic

    Thought, Cincinnati, OH, March 26, 2010.

    “Topography to Topology: From Freud to Lacan.” With Anna Secor.

    MLA, Philadelphia, Dec. 2009. (Part of panel I organized on

    Psychoanalysis and Geography for the MLA Division on

    Psychological Approaches to Literature.)

    “The Politics of Intimacy in the L-Word.” A.S.A.P. Invited Talk.

     Knoxville, TN, Oct. 22-24, 2009.

    “Milly Theale‟s Body.” Invited talk for panel on Henry James.

    Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900.

    Feb., 2009.

    “Movie-Star Comedies of Remarriage.” British Association of American

    Studies. Edinburgh, Scotland. March 2008.

    Invited Response to Bruce Burgett‟s “Panic Sex” for American Literary

     History symposium, University of Illinois, Champaign, Sept. 17-

     18, 2007.

    “Getting the Drive Right.” With Heidi Nast. Invited paper for

    American Association of Geographers Annual Convention, San

    Francisco, March 2007

    “Alternative Emotional Communities: Female Community in Sex and

     the City and The L-Word.” Invited talk, UMKC, March 27, 2006.

    “The Emotional Life of Beauty.” Keynote address for Women‟s Week,

    University of Utah, March 9, 2006

    “Political Intimacies: The Marriage Controversy in a Post-Liberation

    Society.” Invited talk for symposium on Political Feeling,

    Vanderbilt University, Feb. 24, 2006.

    Love Your Neighbor, Hate Yourself: The Vicissitudes of Affect in

    Cosmetic Surgery.”Invited lecture. Bodies in the Making:

    Intergenerational Politics of Bodily Transformation. Institute of

    Advanced Feminist Research. UC Santa Cruz, Oct. 14-15, 2005. “The Double-Binds of Marriage in Post-Liberation Society,” International

    Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture, and Society, San

    Francisco, June, 2005.

    “Modern Frankensteins: Plastic Surgeons and the „Reality‟ of Surgery.”

    Invited lecture. Athens-Clarke County Library Frankenstein

    series. Athens, Georgia. May 22, 2005.

    “Extreme Everyday: Normalizing Cosmetic Surgery.” Invited lecture.

     Morehead State University Fall Speaker Series. Sept. 29, 2004.

    “Cosmetic Surgery and Visual Identities.” Invited lecture. Media

    Revolution. Working Group Series, School of Communication.

    Northwestern University.February 2004.

     “Destructive Intimacies: Melanie Klein and Consumer Object

    Relations.”2003 MLA panel, “Reconsidering Melanie Klein.”

     Colonizing the American Body.” Invited lecture. School of Architecture


     Seminar Series, University of Kentucky, November 17, 2003. “Dressing Up Sex and the City. Narrative Conference. Michigan State

     University, April, 2002.


    Review of Social Values and Poetic Acts by Jerome McGann. ANQ 4

    (1991): 96-97.

    Review of Domestic Novelists of the Old South by Elizabeth Moss.

     ANQ 7: 3 (July 1994): 185-187.

    Review of Macaria and Beulah by Augusta J. Evans.

     ANQ 7: 2 (April 1994): 104-106.

    Review of Psyche and Text: The Sublime and the Grandiose in

     Literature, Psychopathology and Culture, by Henry Sussman. The

    Comparatist. 1995.

    Review essay of The Uncollected Stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman, ed.

    Mary R. Reichardt and A Web of Relationship by Mary R.

    Reichardt. American Literature 67 (1995): 394.

    Review of The Masque of Femininity, by Efrat Tseelon. L’Esprit

     Créateur 37: 1 (Spring 1997): 113-114.

    Review of On Fashion, eds. Shari Benstock and Suzanne Ferris.

     L’Esprit Créateur37: 1(Spring 1997): 111-112.

    Review of Creating Beauty to Cure the Soul: Race and Psychology in the

    Shaping of Aesthetic Surgery, by Sander L. Gilman. Journal for

    the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society 5: 1 (Spring 2000):


    Review essay of Venus Envy: A History of Cosmetic Surgery, by

    Elizabeth Haiken and Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the

    Modern West, by Peter N. Stearns. American Historical Review

    104: 4 (1999): 1325.

    Review of Silicone Survivors: Women’s Experiences with Breast

    Implants, by Susan Zimmerman. Journal of Health Politics,

    Policy and Law 25: 5 (October 2000): 92-994.

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