"The `Beautiful' War in One of Ours," Modern Fiction Studies 30 (1984): 53-71.
"The Benda Illustrations to My Antonia: Cather's `Silent' Supplement to Jim Burden's Narrative," PMLA 100 (1985): 51-67.
"Latour's Schismatic Church: The Radical Meaning in the Pictorial Methods of Death Comes for the Archbishop," Studies in American Fiction 13 (1985): 71-88.
"Van Gogh's `Starry Night' and Whitman: A Study in Source," Walt Whitman: Quarterly Review 3 (Summer 1985): 1-15.
"Fine and Folk Art in The Song of the Lark: The `Puzzle' of Cather's Pictorial Sources," in Cather Studies I, ed. Susan Rosowski (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1990): 89-102.
"This Is a Frame-Up: `Mother Eve' in The Professor's House," in Cather Studies II, ed. Susan Rosowski (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993): 72-91.
“Cool Coaching at Ridgemont High,” The Journal of Popular Culture 41 (December 2008): 1012-1032.
Invited chapters and articles:
"Main Street Revisited," Minnesota 84 (July/August 1985): 32-33.
"Teaching the Illustrations to My Antonia," in MLA Guide to Teaching Cather's My Antonia, ed. Susan Rosowski (New York: MLA, 1989): 163-169.
“Reading, Writing, and Researching the Global Experience,” in Understanding the Global Experience, eds. Rosemary Haskell and Thomas Arcaro (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Allyn & Bacon, 2009).