The following is a list of selected publications.
Fable's End: Completeness and Closure in RhetoricalFiction. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1974.
Narrative / Theory. White Plains, NY: Longman, 1996.
The Progress of Romance: Literary Historiography and theGothic Novel. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1996.
Ideology and Form in Eighteenth-Century Literature. Lubbock:Texas Tech University Press, 1999.
Falling into Theory: Conflicting Views on Reading Literature.Boston: Bedford St. Martin's, 2/e, 2000.
The Critical Tradition: Classical Texts and ContemporaryTrends. Boston: Bedford St. Martin's, 3/e 2006.
Fact, Fiction and Form: Essays of Ralph Rader (ed., withJames Phelan). Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2011
Selected Recent (last 15 years) Articles and Book Chapters
"Midrash and Mashal: Difficulty in the Blessing ofEsau." Narrative 5 (October 1996): 253-264.
"A Name by Any Other Rose: Umberto Eco and theSemiotics of Detection." Reading Eco, ed. Rocco Paluzzi (Bloomington:Indiana University Press, 1996), 227-47. Reprinted in Contemporary LiteraryCriticism (Gale Cengage: 2008).
"Farewell My Concubine: The Difficult, the Stubborn,and the Outrage of Gibeah." Agendas for Midrash Study in the 21st Century,ed. Marc Lee Raphael (Williamsburg, VA: William and Mary Press, 1999) 101-122.
"Narrativity and Stasis in Martin Rowson's TristramShandy," The Shandean 11 (1999-2000): 70-91.
"Monument or Tombstone," Narrative 9, iii(October 2001) 346-351.
“Your Cheatin’ Art: Double Dealing in Cinematic Narrative.”Narrative 13:1 (January 2005): 11-28.
“Genre, Repetition, Temporal Ordering: Some Aspects ofBiblical Narratology,” The Blackwell Companion to Narrative Theory, ed. JamesPhelan and Peter Rabinowitz (New York and London: Blackwell, 2005), 285-98.Reprinted, translated into Mandarin, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2008.
“Keeping Company in Hollywood: Toward an Ethics of theNon-fiction Film,” in Narrative, 15:2 (May 2007): 140-66.
“Robert Alter and The Resistance to Theory” Expositions,2:2 (2008): 213-222.
“The Literary-Theoretical Contribution of Ralph W. Rader,”with James Phelan. Narrative 18:1 (January 2010), 73-90.
“The Chicago School.” The Wylie-BlackwellEncyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory, ed. Gregory Castle et al.New York and London: Blackwell, 2010, 108-118.
“The Novel,” in The Classical Tradition, ed. AnthonyGrafton, et al (Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2010), 641-643.
“The Gothic Novel,” in The Oxford Handbook ofEighteenth-Century Fiction, ed. Alan Downey (New York and London: Oxford UP,forthcoming 2011.