Heirs to Dionysus: A Nietzschean Current in Literary Modernism. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1981.
Nabokov's Art Memory and European Modernism. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1993.
(ed., with Wayne J. Froman) Thresholds of Western Culture: Identity, Postcoloniality, Transnationalism. London: Continuum, 2003.
(ed., with Wayne J. Froman) Dramas of Culture: Theory, History, Performance. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008.
Transnational Tolstoy: Between the West and the World. London: Bloomsbury, 2013.
"Magical Realism, Compensatory Vision, and Felt History: Classical Realism Transformed in The White Hotel." Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community. Ed. Lois Zamora and Wendy Faris. Durham: Duke UP, 1995. 267-83.
"Zarathustrian Millennialism Before the Millennium: From Bely to Yeats to Malraux." Why Nietzsche Still? Reflections on Drama, Culture, Politics. Ed. Alan Schrift. Berkeley: U of California P, 2000. 99-117.
"'Show Me the Zulu Tolstoy': A Russian Classic Between 'First' and 'Third' Worlds." Slavic and East European Journal 45.2 (2001): 260-74.
"Cultural Encounters in Global Contexts: World Literature as a One-Semester General Education Course." Teaching World Literature. Ed. David Damrosch. New York: Modern Language Association, 2009. 155-64.
"Three 'Comparative' Autobiographies: Cultural Multiplicity in Mary McCarthy, Wole Soyinka, Edward Said." Beyond Binarism: Identities in Process. Essays in Comparative Literature. Ed. Eduardo F. Coutinho. Rio de Janeiro: Areoplano, 2009. 24-33.
"Memory in the Literary Memoir," The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives, eds. Suzanne Nalbantian, Paul Matthews, and James L. McClelland. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010. 297-313.
"Soyinka [Euripides, Nietzsche] Thomas Mann: Intertextual Dialogues across the Twentieth Century," Theatres in the Round: Multi-ethnic, Indigenous, and Intertextual Dialogues in Drama, ed. Dorothy Figueira and Marc Maufort, Bruxelles: Peter Lang, 2011. 211-27
"Forum on Promoting the Study of Modern Literature Worldwide: The MLA and its Conventions," ed. and introd. John Burt Foster, Jr. Comparative Literature Studies 50.2 (Spring 2013): 191-243.
“Love Across Borders in Hadji Murad: Variations on a Cross-Cultural Motif in Tolstoy, Stendhal, and D.H. Lawrence,” Partial Answers 12.2 (2014): 311-29.
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