Dr Peter Riley



Against Vocation: Whitman, Melville, Crane, and the Labors of American Poetry, Oxford University Press, 2019.


Herman Melville's Retirement, Leviathan: A Journal of Melville studies, John Hopkins University Press, 2016

Leaves of Grass and Real Estate, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, vol. 28, no. 4, 2011, 163-183


'Through Me Forbidden Voices: The Politics of Copywork', in Marrs C (eds) Nineteenth-Century American Literature in Transition, Cambridge University Press, 2019

Whitman and the Grammar of Risk, in Cohen M (eds) The New Whitman Studies: Twenty-First Century Critical Revisions, Cambridge University Press, 2019

Before 1848, in Steven M (eds) Understanding Marx, Understanding Modernism, Bloomsbury, 2019

'Wet Paper Between Us': Walt Whitman and the Transformations of Labor, in Coles N, Lauter P (eds) The Cambridge History of US Working Class Literature, Cambridge University Press, 2017

Metrical and Urban Forms in 'Clarel', in Marovitz S (eds) Melville as Poet: The Art of Pulsed Life, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2013


Review of Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson (eds.), Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century Literary Studies, Journal of American Studies, vol. 49, no. 4, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2015, 922-923

Roundtable - Denise Gigante, The Keats Brothers: The Life of John and George, Journal of American Studies, vol. 47, no. 3, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2013, 832-835

Review, The International Melville Conference, Rome, Leviathan, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012, 107-109

Review of Betsy Erkilla, ed. Walt Whitman's Songs of Intimacy and Love: Live Oak, with Moss and Calamus., Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, vol. 30, no. 2, University of Iowa, 2012, 101-102

Report : Melville Society Archive Fellowship, Leviathan, vol. 12, no. 2, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010, 107-110