The Bounds of Interpretation: Linguistic Theory and Literary Text Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1986. [With Ellen Schauber]
The Uses of Adversity: Failure and Accommodation in Reader Response Lewisburg, London, and Toronto: Bucknell University Press, 1990. [Edited with an Introduction]
Gaps in Nature: Literary Interpretation and the Modular Mind. Albany: SUNY Press, 1993.
Summoning: Covenants in Law and Literature [Edited with an Introduction]. Albany: SUNY Press, 1993.
The Judgment of Susanna: Authority and Witness [Edited with an Introduction]. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1996.
Satisfying Skepticism: Embodied Knowledge in the Early Modern World, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001
The Work of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, and Complexity [Co-edited with Alan Richardson] Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.
Iconotropism: Turning Toward Pictures, [Edited with an Introduction]. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2004.
Word vs. Image: Cognitive Hunger in Shakespeare's England, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Selected Articles and Chapters in Books
"Toward a Cognitively Responsible Theory of Inference: or, What Can Synapses Tell Us About Ambiguity?'' Theoretical Linguistics, 12 (1987), 2-3, 197-203.
"The Limits of Literal Meaning," New Literary History, 19.2 (1988), 419-40.
"Chaucer and Literary History," Hebrew University Studies in Literature and the Arts, 16 (1989), 51-67.
"The Literary Text and the Audience that Doesn't Understand." in The Uses of Adversity: Failure and Accommodation in Reader Response, Edited with an Introduction by Ellen Spolsky, Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press, 1993, pp.323-329.
"Doubting Thomas and the Senses of Knowing," Common Knowledge, 3,2 (1994), 111-129.
"Elaborated Knowledge: Reading Kinesis in Pictures," Poetics Today,17,2 (1996).
"Ordinary Dutch Landscape," Common Knowledge, 5,2 (Fall, 1996), 166-178.
"Law or the Garden: the Betrayal of Susanna in Pastoral Painting," in The Judgment of Susanna: Authority and Witness, ed. Ellen Spolsky. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1996, pp.85-100.
"L'iconotropisme, ou l'appétit de représentations: Raphaël et Titien," tle 17 (1999), 41-66.
"Darwin and Derrida: Cognitive Literary Theory as a Species of Post-Structuralism," Poetics Today, 23.1 (2002), 43-62. Reprinted in Introduction to Cognitive Cultural Studies, ed. Lisa Zunshine, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010: 292-310.
“Why and How to Take the Fruit and Leave the Chaff,” SubStance, 30,1-2 (2001): 177-198. Response from John Tooby and Leda Cosmides, and Response, 199-202.
“Women’s Work is Chastity: Lucretia, Cymbeline, and Cognitive Impenetrability,” in The Work of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, and Complexity, Eds. Alan Richardson and Ellen Spolsky, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004, pp. 50-81.
"Introduction: Iconotropism: Turning Toward Pictures," in Iconotropism: Turning Toward Pictures, Ed. Ellen Spolsky, Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2004, pp. 11-19.
"Iconotropism, or Representational Hunger: Raphael and Titian," in Iconotropism: Turning Toward Pictures, Ed. Ellen Spolsky, Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2004, pp. 23-36.
"The Affordances of Images: Religious Imagery and Iconoclasm from a Cognitive Perspective," in Religious Cultures and Heterodoxy: Judaism and Christianity in the Early Modern Period, ed. Chanita Goodblatt and Howard Kreisel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, 2007.
“Literacy after Iconoclasm in the English Reformation,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 39, 2 (2009), 305-330.
“Making ‘Quite Anew’: Brain Modularity and Creativity,” in Introduction to Cognitive Cultural Studies, ed. Lisa Zunshine, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010: 84-102.
“Narrative as Nourishment,” in Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts, ed. Frederick Aldama, University of Texas Press, 2010: 37-60.
“An Embodied View of Misunderstanding in Macbeth,” Poetics Today 32, 3 (Fall 2011), 489-520.
Review Articles and Book Reviews on cognitive literary subjects
“Toward a Theory of Embodiment for Literature,” review of Elaine Scarry, Dreaming by the Book, Poetics Today, 24, 1 (2003), 127-137.
“Recruiting (Once Again) Wittgenstein and Cavell for Reading Literary Texts,” review of Kenneth Dauber and Walter Jost, eds., Ordinary Language Criticism: Literary Thinking After Cavell after Wittgenstein, Poetics Today, 26, 1 (2005), 141-149.
“Frozen in Time? review of The Literary Animal: Evolution and the Nature of Narrative, Edited by Jonathan Gottschall and David Sloan Wilson, Poetics Today, 28, 4 (2007):807-816.
“How to Do Things with Novels,” review of Lisa Zunshine, Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel, Twentieth-Century Literature 53, 3 (2007).
“Performance and Cognitive Literary Studies: Theory and Practice,” review of Performance and Cognition: Theatre Studies and the Cognitive Turn, edited by Bruce McConachie and F. Elizabeth Hart. Style 41,4 (2007), 442-448.
“The Centrality of the Exceptionality in Literary Study,” Style 42 1 & 2, (2008): 285-2009. Invited response to Joseph Carroll, “An Evolutionary Paradigm for Literary Study,” in the same volume.
Skepticism and Memory in Shakespeare and Donne, by Anita Gilman Sherman. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). Reviewed in Renaissance Quarterly, 62, 3 (Fall, 2009),1035-36.
The Key of Green: Passion and Perception in Renaissance Culture, by Bruce R. Smith. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009). Reviewed in American Historical Review, February 2010. 174-175.
Shakespearean Neuroplay, by Amy Cook. (Palgrave, 2010). Reviewed in Shakespeare Quarterly, 63 (Winter 2012).
Knowing Shakespeare: Senses, Embodiment and Cognition, edited by Lowell Gallagher and Shankar Raman (Palgrave, 2010). Reviewed in Shakespeare Quarterly, 63 (Winter 2012).
Why Lyrics Last: Evolution, Cognition, and Shakespeare’s Sonnets, by Brian Boyd. (Harvard University Press, 2012). Reviewed in Shakespeare Quarterly, 63 (Winter 2012).