Confessions of a Plagiarist: And Other Tales from School (Counterpath Press, 2012).

Sedaris (University of Minnesota Press, 2007).

Neatness Counts: Essays on the Writer’s Desk (University of Minnesota Press, 2004).

The Queer Afterlife of Vaslav Nijinsky (Stanford University Press, 1997).

Beethoven’s Kiss: Pianism, Perversion, and the Mastery of Desire (Stanford University Press, 1996).

Love’s Litany: The Writing of Modern Homoerotics (Stanford University Press, 1994).


“InQueery/InTheory/InDeed” (edited with Geeta Patel), special issue of GLQ 2.4 (1995).


“Ingres’s Line,” in Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry: Re-thinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture, ed. Jongwoo Jeremy Kim and Christopher Reed (Routledge, 2017).

“Meet Miss Subways,” The Iowa Review 45.1 (2015).

“Music Lessons,” in Creative Criticism: An Anthology and Guide, ed. Stephen Benson and Clare Connors (University of Edinburgh Press, 2014).

“Saint-Saëns’s Samson,” in Masculinity in Opera, ed. Philip Purvis (Routledge, 2013).

“Those Beautiful Shoes of Catherine Deneuve,” Nat. Brut 3 (2013).

“Reasonable Man” (written with Shane McCrae), ELN 50.1 (2012).

“Kritische Virtuosität,” in Prekäre Exzellenz. Künste: Ökonomien und Politiken des Virtuosen, ed. Gabriele Brandstetter, Bettina Brandl-Risi, and Kai van Eikels (Rombach, 2012).

“Rosalyn Dreck,” Performance Research 16.3 (2011).

“Picture It,” in Scholes Loves a Story, ed. Geoffrey Green (Lulu Press, 2010).

“L’uomo che citava troppo,” Internazionale 830 (2010).

“Pederastic Trappings: Gide and Firbank,” Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, vol. 218, ed. Thomas Schoenberg and Lawrence Trudeau (Gale Cengage, 2009).

“Sentimental Journey,” n+1 (2009).

“Bright One,” Forty Years after Stonewall, ed. Christopher Delatorre (2009).

“Diary,” London Review of Books 30.10 (2008).

“My So-Called Crime,” Massachusetts Review 49.1-2 (2008).

“The Happy Wanker,” Urban Molecule 1.1 (2008).

“The Sonic Mirror,” The Iowa Review 37.2 (2007).

“Writer: Kevin, 42,” in Households, ed. Mark Robbins (Monacelli Press, 2006).

“Critical Virtuosity,” The Iowa Review 32.1 (2002).

“Finishing Proust,” The Iowa Review 31.2 (2001).

“Nijinsky’s Golden Slave,” in Dancing Desires: Choreographing Sexualities on and off the Stage, ed. Jane Desmond (University of Wisconsin Press, 2001).

“Notes from Underground,” Journal x 3.2 (1999).

“Metropolitan Opera / Suburban Identity,” in The Work of Opera: Genre, Nationhood, and Sexual Difference, ed. Richard Dellamora and Daniel Fischlin (Columbia University Press, 1997).

Funérailles,” GLQ 3.1 (1996).

“Roland Barthes,” in Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage, ed. Claude Summers (New York: Henry Holt, 1995).

Exposer sa pédérastie,” Franco-Italica 6, Série contemporaine (1994).

“Tawdrily, I Adore Him,” Nineteenth-Century Music 17.3 (Spring 1994).

“Fake It Like A Man,” in Camp Grounds: Style and Homosexuality, ed. David Bergman (University of Massachusetts Press, 1993).

“Wilde’s Love-Deaths,” The Yale Journal of Criticism 5.3 (Fall 1992).

“Seeing Sodomy: Fanny Hill‘s Blinding Vision,” Journal of Homosexuality 23.1/2 (Fall 1992) and in Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment England: Literary Representations in Historical Context, ed. Claude J. Summers (New York: Haworth, 1992).

“Wilde, Barthes, and the Orgasmics of Truth,” Genders 7 (Spring 1990).


Rev. of Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archive, Frances Terpak and Michelle Brunnick, and Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs, Paul Martineau and Britt Salvesen, London Review of Books 38.13 (2016).

Rev. of Hollywood, Don Bachardy, London Review of Books 37.7 (2015).

Rev. of Modernism and Masculinity, ed. Natalya Lusty and Julian Murphet, English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 58.3 (2015).

Rev. of Monsieur Proust’s Library, Anka Muhlstein, SubStance 43.3 (2014).

Rev. of The Weather in Proust, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, SubStance 43.1 (2014).

Rev. of Kate: The Kate Moss Book, Kate Moss, ed. Fabien Baron, Jess Hallett, and Jefferson Hack, London Review of Books 34.24 (2012).

Rev. of My Father and I: The Marais and the Queerness of Community, David Caron, Romanic Review 100.4 (2009).

Rev. of Bright Shiny Morning, James Frey, n+1 (July 2008).

Rev. of Opera: The Art of Dying, Linda and Michael Hutcheon, English Studies in Canada 30.4 (2004).

Rev. of Decadence and Catholicism, Ellis Hanson, SubStance 31.1 (2002).

Rev. of Franz Liszt: The Final Years, Alan Walker, The Romantic Generation, Charles Rosen, and Franz Liszt: Selected Letters, ed. Adrian Williams, London Review of Books 22.10 (2000).

Rev. of After the Lovedeath: Sexual Violence and the Making of Culture, Lawrence Kramer, Modern Language Quarterly 60.3 (1999).

Rev. of Defining Russia Musically: Historical and Hermeneutical Essays, Richard Taruskin, SubStance 27.3 (1998).

Rev. of Shine, Scott Hicks, London Review of Books 19.7 (1997).

Rev. of Alcibiades at the Door: Gay Discourses in French Literature, Lawrence Schehr, Comparative Literature 49.4 (Fall 1997). Rpt. in LGSN (Summer 1996).

Rev. of Homos, Leo Bersani, SubStance 25.1 (1996).

Rev. (written with Downing Thomas) of Quasi una Fantasia: Essays on Modern Music, Theodor Adorno, SubStance 24.3 (1995).

Rev. of A Place at the Table: The Gay Individual in American Society, Bruce Bawer, LGSN (March 1994).

Rev. of Engendering Men: The Question of Male Feminist Criticism, ed. Joseph A. Boone and Michael Cadden, Journal of the History of Sexuality (Jan. 1993).

Rev. of Aestheticism and Deconstruction: Pater, Derrida, and de Man, Jonathan Loesberg, and Aestheticism: The Religion of Art in Post-Romantic Literature, Leon Chai, Victorian Studies (Fall 1992).

Rev. of André Gide: Homosexual Moralist, Patrick Pollard, LGSN (July 1992).

Rev. of Gertrude Stein: Modern Critical Reviews, ed. Harold Bloom, James Joyce Literary Supplement 2.2 (Fall 1988).


“Bach’s Uncles,” London Review of Books 23.15 (2001).

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