1. The Paraphrase of an Imaginary Dialogue:  The Poetics and Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini.  New York: Peter Lang, 1994. 

2. Alberto Moravia.  Twayne World Authors Series.  Boston and New York: G.K. Hall, 1996.

3. The Ethical Muse of Franco Fortini.  Gainesville:  University Press of Florida, 1997.  Read Italica review.

4. The Rose in Contemporary Italian Poetry.  Gainesville:  University Press of Florida, 2000. 

5. The Revolt of the Scribe in Modern Italian Literature.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.  Read Italica review.  Read Annali d'Italianistica review

6. Pasolini, Civic Poet of Modernity.  Novi Ligure, Italy: Edizioni Joker, 2012.

7. Pier Paolo Pasolini,  The Divine Mimesis.  Translated and with and Introduction by Thomas E. Peterson.  Berlin and New York: Contra Mundum Press, 2014.