Berland, Kevin Joel, ed. The Dividing Line Histories of William Byrd II of Westover. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, for the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, 2013.
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 Berland, Kevin; Jan Kirsten Gilliam, and Kenneth W. Lockridge, eds. The Commonplace Book of William Byrd II of Westover. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, for the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, 2001.


 Graham, Kenneth W., and Kevin Berland, eds. William Beckford and the New Millenium. New York: AMS Press, 2005.

Articles and Chapters:

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  »Diagnostiche und prognostische Kennzeichen.« Die Enfaltung der Rede vom Temperament in der Physiognomie. In Figuren des Ausdrucks: Formation einer Wissenskategorie zwischen 1700 als 1850, ed. Tobias Robert Klein & Erik Porath (München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2012), pp. 85-102. Available on, and in an English version here. here.

 "Diaries." In The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature. Ed. Kevin J. Hayes. Oxford University Press, 2008. Pp. 371-394.

 "Bribing Aristophanes: The Uses of History and the Attack on the Theatre in England." In Sustaining Literature: Essays on Literature, History, and Culture, 1500-1800, Commemorating the Life of Simon Varey, ed. Greg Clingham. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2007. Pp. 229-246.  

  “Formalized Curiosity in the Electronic Age and the Uses of On-Line Text Bases.” The Age of Johnson, 17 (2006): 391-414 (Review Essay). 

 "Inborn Character and Free Will in the History of Physiognomy." In Physiognomy In Profile: Lavater's Impact On European Culture, ed. Melissa Percival and Graeme Tytler. University of Delaware Press, 2005. Pp. 25-38.  

 "Chesterfield Demands the Muse: Dublin Print Culture, Poetry and the 'Irish' Voice, 1745-6." Eighteenth-Century Ireland / Iris and dá chultúr, 17 (2002): 121-145.

 "The Paradise Garden and the Imaginary East: Alterity and Reflexivity in British Orientalist Romances." The Eighteenth-Century Novel, 2 (2002): 137-59.

 "'The Air of a Porter: Lichtenberg and Lavater Test Physiognomy by Looking at Dr. Johnson." The Age of Johnson, 10 (1999): 219-230.

 "William Byrd's Sexual Lexicography." Eighteenth Century Life, 23, n.s. 1 (February, 1999): 1-11.

 "William Byrd's Scriblerian Stories." Scriblerian, 31, 2-32, 1 (Spring & Autumn 1999): 231-34 [with Jan K. Gilliam and Kenneth W. Lockridge].  

 "The Marks of Character: Physiology and Physiognomy in Absalom and Achitophel." Philological Quarterly, 76, 3 (Spring 1997): 193-218.

 "The Bangorian Controversy," "Edmund Burke (1729-1797)," and "William Law (1686-1761)," in Britain in the Hanoverian Age 1714: An Encyclopedia, ed. Gerald Newman et al. (New York: Garland, 1997), pp. 41-2, 82-4, 398-99.

 "Frances Moore Brooke," and "Frances Chamberlaine Sheridan," two chapters of annotated bibliography, in Eighteenth-Century Anglo-American Women Novelists: A Critical Reference Guide, ed. Doreen Alvarez Saar and Mary Anne Schofield (New York: G.K. Hall; London: Prentice Hall International, 1996, pp. 18-43

 "Reading character in the face: Lavater, Socrates, and physiognomy." Word and Image, 9, 3 (July-September 1993): 252-69.

 "Didactic, Catechetical, or Obstetricious: Socrates and 18th-Century Dialogue," in Compendious Conversations: Essays on Eighteenth-Century Dialogue, ed. Kevin L. Cope. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1992. Pp. 93-104.

 "Dialogue into drama: Socrates in 18th-century verse dramas." Themes in Drama (Cambridge University Press), 12 (1990): 127-41.

 "Frances Brooke and David Garrick." Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, 20 (1990): 217-30.


 "A Tax on Old Maids and Bachelors: Frances Brooke's Old Maid," in Eighteenth Century Women and Literature, ed. Frederick Keener and Susan Lorsch. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. Pp. 29-36.

 "The True Epicurean Philosopher: Some Influences on Frances Brooke's History of Emily Montague." Dalhousie Review, 66 (1986): 286-300.

 "Bringing Philosophy Down from the Heavens: Socrates and the New Science." Journal of the History of Ideas, 47 (1986): 299-308.

 "Scott's Dryden: The Whig Interpretation of Literary History." Restoration, 9, 1 (1985): 2-8.

 "The Way of Caution: Elenchus in Bacon's Essays." Renaissance and Reformation-renaissance et reforme, N.S. 9, 1 (1985): 44-57.

 "Satire and the via media: Anglican Dialogue in Joseph Andrews," in Satire in the 18th Century, ed. John Browning. New York: Garland, 1983. Pp. 44-57.

 "Johnson's Life-Writing and the Life of Dryden," The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, 23 (1982): 197-218.

Book reviews and review essays:

 David Mazella, The Making of Modern Cynicism (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2007). The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer, N.S. 25, 1-2 (March, 2011): 45-49. Available as pdf file here.

 "Outward Sign and Inward Condition: Recent Studies in Physiognomy, Anthropometry, and Related Sciences." Review essay, Lucy Hartley, Physiognomy and the Meaning of Expression in Nineteenth-Century Culture (Cambridge, 2001); Miriam Claude Meijer, Race and Aesthetics in the Anthropology of Petrus Camper, 1722-1789 (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1999); Melissa Percival, The Appearance of Character: Physiognomy and Facial Expression in Eighteenth-Century France (London: Modern Humanities Research Association, 1999). Eighteenth-Century Studies, 36, 2 (Winter 2003): 266-269. Available online at .

 Patrick McNally, Parties, Patriots, and Undertakers: Parliamentary Politics in Early Hanoverian Ireland (Dublin: Four Courts Press), The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography, N.S. 21 (2003). Available as pdf file here.

 Carey McIntosh, The Evolution of English Prose 1700-1800: Style, Politeness, and Print Culture (Cambridge, 1998). East-Central ASECS Intelligencer, N.S. 15, 2 (May 2001): 33-35.

 "A City Endlessly Rewritten: Some Eighteenth-Century Versions of Rome." Review essay: Eighteenth-Century Studies, 34, 2 (Winter 2001): 287-98. Available online at .

  Sale Catalogues of the libraries of Samuel Johnson, Hester Lynch Thrale (Mrs. Piozzi) and James Boswell. Introduction by Donald R. Eddy. (New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books, 1993). The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography, N.S. 19 (2001): I, 30.

 D.R. Woolf,Reading History in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2000). ECCB: The Eighteenth Century Current Bibliography, N.S. 26 (2000): 236-237. Available as pdf file here.

  Malcolm Jack, William Beckford: An English Fidalgo (New York: AMS, 1996), and Timothy Mowl, William Beckford: Composing for Mozart (London: J. Murray, 1998). Eighteenth-Century Studies, 33, 3 (2000): 457-60.

  Donald W. Nichol, Pope's Literary Legacy: The Book-Trade Correspondence of William Warburton and John Knapton (Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1992), The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography, N.S. 18 (2000).

  J.R. Watson, The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study (Oxford, 1997), Scriblerian, 33, 2 (Spring 2001): 216-17.

  Kevin J. Hayes. The Library of William Byrd of Westover (Madison: Madison House & the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1997). Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 94, 1 (March 2000): 152-3. Available as pdf file here.

 Philip Harth, A Pen for a Party: Dryden's Tory Propaganda in Its Contexts (Princeton, 1993), The Scriblerian, 28, 1-2 (1996): 59-61.

 Jon Thomas Rowland, Faint Praise and Civil Leer: The "Decline" of Eighteenth-Century Panegyric (Delaware, 1994). East-Central Intelligencer, N.S. 10, 2 (May 1996): 18-19.

 Paul Hammond, John Dryden: A Literary Legacy (St. Martins, 1991). The Scriblerian, 25, 1 (1992): 71-72. Spring 1995.

 Donald D. Eddy and J.D. Fleeman, A Preliminary Handlist of Books to which Dr. Samuel Johnson Subscribed (Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1993). East-Central Intelligencer, N.S. 8, 3 (Sept. 1994): 9.

 Nalini Jain, ed., Re-Viewing Samuel Johnson (Bombay, 1991). East-Central Intelligencer, N.S. 6, 1 (1992): 24-26.

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