Rev. of Literature in the Light of the Emblem: Structural Parallels Between the Emblem and Literature in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. By Peter M. Daly. Manuscripta 25 (1981): 120-21.
Rev. of Saying the Text: Literature/Derrida/Philosophy. By Geoffrey H. Hartman. Philosophy and Rhetoric 15 (Fall 1982): 274-77.
Rev. of Introduction à la Poésie Orale. By Paul Zumthor. Mentalities/Mentalités: An Interdisciplinary Journal/Un Journal Interdisciplinary (Outrigger Publishers, Hamilton, New Zealand) 2.2 (1984): 34-35.
Rev. of The Humiliation of the Word. By Jacques Ellul. Trans. Joyce Main Hanks. Journal of Communication 36.1 (Winter 1986): 156-58.
Rev. of Arguments in Rhetoric Against Quintilian: Translation and Text of Peter Ramus's Rhetoricae Distinctiones in Quintilianum (1549). Trans. Carole Newlands. Intro. James J. Murphy. Quarterly Journal of Speech 73.2 (May 1987): 242-43.
Rev. of From Humanism to the Humanities: Education and the Liberal Arts in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Europe. By Anthony Grafton and Lisa Jardine. Style 21.4 (Winter 1987): 659-64.
"Samuel Johnson and the Printed Word." Review article on Printing Technology, Letters, and Samuel Johnson by Alvin Kernan, Johnson's Dictionary and the Language of Learning, by Robert De Maria, Jr., and Dr. Johnson's Critical Vocabulary, ed. Richard L. Harp. Review (Charlottesville) 10 (1988): 97-112. Rpt in FC3 226-39.
Rev. of Beyond the Written Word: Oral Aspects of Scripture in the History of Religion. By William A. Graham. America 4 Mar. 1989: 1-17.
Rev. of The Noise of Culture:
Literary Texts in a World of Information. By William R. Paulson. Modern
Philology 87.3 (Nov. 1989): 215-18.