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Snow White in the Wrong Story: Cultural Analysis, Aesthetics, and Catastrophic Culture
In ‘Aesthetic Theory, Art and Popular Culture’ (Kulturstudier No. 8), edited by Jostein Gripsrud, 33-57. Kristiansand: Nordic Academic Press, 1999.

Selbstporträt in einem facettierten Spiegel
In ‘Schneewittchen: über den Mythos kalter Schönheit. Ein Eiskristallbuch’, edited by Gerda Buxbaum and Christina Lammer, 105-17. Tübingen: Konkursbuchverlag Claudia Gehrke, 1999.

Narrative Inside Out: Louise Bourgeois’ “Spider” as Theoretical Object
‘Oxford Art Journal’ 22:2, 1999: 101-26. read article here (limited access)

Basic Instincts and Their Discontents
In ‘Text and Visuality: Word and Image Interactions 3’, edited by M. Heusser, et al., 13-32. Amsterdam/Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 1999.

In ‘Acts of Memory: Cultural Recall in the Present’, edited by Mieke Bal, Jonathan Crewe and Leo Spitzer, vii-xvii. Hanover, NH/London: University Press of New England, 1999.

Memories in the Museum: Preposterous Histories
In ‘Acts of Memory: Cultural Recall in the Present’, edited by Mieke Bal, Jonathan Crewe and Leo Spitzer, 171-90. Hanover, NH/London: University Press of New England, 1999.

Geelzucht en Schone Letteren
‘De Witte Raaf’ 77, January-February 1999: 1-3.

All in the Family: Familiarity and Estrangement According to Marcel Proust
In ‘The Familial Gaze’, edited by Marianne Hirsch, 223-47. Dartmouth, NH: University Press of New England, 1999.

Ruumiiseen sisällytetty Tila (Space, Incorporated)
In ‘Kuvasta tilaan’, edited by Kirsi Saarikangas, 299-333. Tampere: Vastapaino, 1999.


Frame Her If You Can!
‘Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum Stockholm’, Volume 5, 1998: 137-52.

Quoting Caravaggio
In ‘Center 18: Record of Activities and Research Reports’, June 1997- May 1998, 45-48. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, 1998.

Seeing Signs: The Use of Semiotics for the Understanding of Visual Art
In ‘The Subjects of Art History: Historical Objects in Contemporary Perspectives’, edited by Mark A. Cheetham, Michael Ann Holly, and Keith Moxey, 74-93. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Close Reading Today: From Narratology to Cultural Analysis
In ‘Grenzüberschreitungen: Narratologie im Kontext/Transcending Boundaries: Narratology in Context’, edited by Walter Grünzeig and Andreas Solbach, 19-40. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 1998.

A Meagre One Thousand Words for Stefan Germer
‘Texte zur Kunst’ 8:31, 1998: 43-45.

Reading Bathsheba: From Master Codes to Misfits
In “Rembrandt?s ‘Bathsheba Reading King David?s Letter’,” edited by Ann Jensen Adams, 119-46. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Semiotics as a Theory of Art
In ‘Encyclopedia of Aesthetics’, Volume 4, edited by Michael Kelly, 263-67. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. (co-author: Norman Bryson)

Narrative and the Visual and Literary Arts
In ‘Encyclopedia of Aesthetics’, Volume 3, edited by Michael Kelly, 328-31. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Charles Sanders Peirce
In ‘Encyclopedia of Aesthetics’, Volume 3, edited by Michael Kelly, 448-51. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Back to the Future: Art and Its History
‘Semiotica 119’ 3:4, 1998: 287-308.

Alter Ego: le regard hétéropathique dans ‘A la recherche du temps perdu’
In ‘Texte: Iconicité et Narrativité’, edited by J. Leblanc, 107-25. Toronto: Trinity College, 1998.

Introduction to Reading ‘Rembrandt’: Beyond the Word-Image Opposition
In ‘Interdisciplinarity: Essays from the Literature’, edited by William H. Newell, 363-87. New York: The College Entrance Examination Board, 1998.

Space, Inc.
In ‘Signs & Space / Raum & Zeichen’, Proceedings of International Conference on the Semiotics of Space and Culture in Amsterdam, edited by E.W.B. Hess-Lüttich, Jürgen E. Müller, and Aart van Zoest, 199-223. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 1998.

Semiotics and Art History: A Discussion of Context and Senders
In ‘The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology’, edited by Donald Preziosi, 242-56. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. (co-author: Norman Bryson)

Túl a szó-kép oppozíción (an adaptation of Chapter 1 of Reading ‘Rembrandt’: Beyond the Word-Image Opposition)
‘Enigma’ 14-15, 1998: 132-64.


Shifting Visions: History and the Contemporary Collection (& Discussion)
In ‘The Curator, the Museum, the Collection, International Committee of Museums of Modern Art (CIMAM) Annual Meeting Barcelona 1997’, 27-37. Fundación ‘la Caixa’: Barcelona, 1997.

Vers une narratologie visuelle: poétique du détail dans la narration. L’exemple de Proust
In ‘Los géneros literarios: curso superior de narratología narratividad-dramaticidad’, edited by María Concepción Pérez, 17-30. Sevilla: Universidad de Sevilla 1997.

Documenta X: le parcours
‘Omnibus hors-série’ October, 1997: 8-40.

Narratologie et dialogue
In ‘Le dialogique’, edited by Daniel Luzzati, et al., 259-68. Bern: Peter Lang, 1997.

Looking at Love: An Ethics of Vision
‘Diacritics’ 27:1, 1997: 59-72. read article here(limited access)

Narcissus - Vision and Semiotic Space
‘European Journal for Semiotic Studies’ 9:1, 1997: 139-57.

Een jongetje van zes en een plaatje van een moeder
In ‘Liber amicarum. Over kunst, literatuur en filosofie’, edited by J.J. Pott, V. Vasteling, R. van de Vall, and K. Vintges, 96-107. Meppel: Boom, 1997.

In het museum: hedendaags exhibitionisme
In ‘Teken en betekenis’, edited by Jan C.A. van de Lubbe and Aart J.A. van Zoest, 126-40. Haarlem: Aramith, 1997.


In ‘Narratology: An Introduction’, edited and with an introduction by Susana Onega and José Angel García Landa, 115-28. London and New York: Longman 1996.

Originally published in ‘Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative’, by Mieke Bal, translated by Christine van Boheemen, 100-14.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985.

Reading Art?
In ‘Generations and Geographies in the Visual Arts: Feminist Reading’, edited by Griselda Pollock, 25-41. London: Routledge, 1996.

Proust et l’image primitive
‘Gradiva - Revue Européenne d?anthropologie littéraire’ 1:1, 1996: 59-70.

Un objet d’obsession: la photo d’outre-tombe
‘Vives lettres’ 1:2, 1996: 75-91.

Lacan in dialoog: Kaja Silverman en film
In ‘In dialoog met Lacan’, edited by Nathalie Kok and Kees Nuijten,195-216. Meppel: Boom, 1996.

Le verre grossissant
‘Etudes Littéraires’ 28:3, 1996: 13-28. read article here

Second-Person Narrative
‘Paragraph’ (Special Issue: ‘Painting and Narrative’, edited by Michael Worton) 19:3, 1996: 179-204.

Semiotic Elements in Academic Practices (Critical Response)
‘Critical Inquiry’ 22, 1996: 569-85. read article here

The Discourse of the Museum
In ‘Thinking About Museums’, edited by Reesa Greenberg, Bruce Ferguson, and Sandy Nairne, 201-18. New York: Routledge, 1996.

Signs in Painting
‘The Art Bulletin’ LXXVIII:1, 1996: 6-9. read article here

The Gaze in the Closet
In ‘Vision in Context: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Sight’, edited by Teresa Brennan and Martin Jay, 139-54. London: Routledge, 1996.

Franco Adami, Tableau
‘Fine Arts Magazine’ 19:1, 1996: 106-11. read article here


Cultural Studies and Philosophy
‘Parallax’ 1:1, 1995: 110-13.

Reading the Gaze: The Construction of Gender in ‘Rembrandt’
In ‘Vision & Textuality’, edited by Stephen Melville and Bill Readings, 147-73. London: MacMillan, 1995.

Serbian translation: ‘Citanje pogleda: konstrukcija roda u Rembranta’, translated by Miroslava Andjelkovic and Rastko Jovanovic, 161-186.
In ‘Uvod u feministicke teorije slike’, edited by Branislava Andjelkovic. Center for Contemporary Art: Belgrade, 2002.

Bird Watching: Visuality and Lesbian Desire in Marcel Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu
‘Thamyris’ 2:1, 1995: 45-66. read article here

Lire l’un avec l’autre: Chardin et Proust
In ‘Rhétorique et image. Textes en hommage à A. Kibédi Varga’, edited by Leo Hoek and Kees Meerhoff, 179-97. Amsterdam/Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 1995.

Plaidoyer pour un personnage plat: à propos d’une page de Proust
In ‘Le personnage romanesque. Cahiers de narratologie’, edited by Gérard Lavergne, 11-28. Nice: Association des Publications de la Faculté des Lettres de Nice, 1995.


Zichtbaar ont-zettend: Proust en het fotografisch oog
In ‘Marcel Proust Vereniging Jaarboek’, edited by J. Plessen, et al., 77-93. Amsterdam: Marcel Proustvereniging and Bosbespers, 1993/94.

De Turner-turn. Over de ritueelgekte in de literatuurwetenschap in de jaren tachtig
‘Antropologische verkenningen’ 13:4, 1994: 56-68.

Verhalende teksten; De vertelsituatie; Effecten; Interpretatie (four chapters)
In ‘Inleiding Letterkunde’, part 1: Literatuuranalyse, edited by Lizette Duyvendak. Verhalende teksten, 237-62; De vertelsituatie, 263-90; Effecten, 319-42; Interpretatie, 343-64. Heerlen: Open Universiteit, 1994.

C.R.I.N.’ (Special Issue ‘Proust contemporain’, edited by Sophie Bertho) 28, 1994: 117-30.

The Rape of Lucrece and The Story of W
In ‘Reclamations of Shakespeare’, edited by A.J. Hoenselaars, 75-104. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1994.

Een gebruiksaanwijzing in gebruik: narratologie van onderzoek naar onderwijs
‘De Nieuwe Taalgids’ 87:4, 1994: 352-55. read article here

Head Hunting: “Judith” on the Cutting Edge of Knowledge
‘Journal for Studies on the Old Testament’ 63, 1994: 3-34; reprinted in ‘A Feminist Companion to Esther, Judith and Susanna’, edited by Athalya Brenner, 253-86. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995.

In ‘Virtute e canoscenza’, edited by Rob de Jong, David Rijser and Jan de Ruijter, 63-72. Amsterdam: Barlaeus Gymnasium, 1994.

Identification et apprentissage de la compassion: Proust et la photographie
In ‘(En)jeux de la communication romanesque. Hommage à Françoise van Rossum-Guyon’, edited by Suzanne van Dijk and Christa Stevens, 241-56. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Rodopi, 1994.

Dead Flesh, or the Smell of Painting
In ‘Visual Culture: Images and Interpretations’, edited by Norman Bryson, Michael Holly and Keith Moxey, 365-83. Hannover and London: Wesleyan University Press, 1994.

Telling Objects: A Narrative Perspective on Collecting
In ‘The Cultures of Collecting’, edited by John Elsner and Roger Cardinal, 97-115. London: Reaktion Books 1994; also in Japanese edition of ‘The Cultures of Collecting’. Tokyo: Kenkyusha Ltd., 1998: 123-45.

Weliswaar, maar: de binaire oppositie voorbij
‘Simulacrum’ 3:1, 1994: 9-12.

Scared to Death
In ‘The Point of Theory’, edited by Mieke Bal and Inge E. Boer, 32-47. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press/New York: Continuum, 1994; revised version as “Scared to Death: Metaphor, Theory, and the Adventure of Scholarship”. In ‘In Good Company: Essays in Honor of Robert Detweiler’, edited by David Jasper and Mark Ledbetter, 11-32. Atlanta, GA: The Scholars Press, 1994.


A Body of Writing: Judges 19
In ‘A Feminist Companion to Judges’, edited by Athalya Brenner, 208-30. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993.

Light in Painting: De-seminating Art History
In ‘Deconstruction and the Visual Arts: Art, Media, Architecture’, edited by Peter Brunette and David Wills, 49-64. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Vitsen med narratologi
‘Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap’ 2-3, 1993: 3-25.

Heroism and Proper names, or the Fruits of Analogy
In ‘A Feminist Companion to Ruth’, edited by Athalya Brenner, 42-70. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993.

Letteren, vrouwenstudies, psychoanalyse: een driehoeksverhouding met relatieproblemen
‘Allure’ 1, 1993: 89-106.

The Elders and Susanna
‘Biblical Interpretation’ 1:1, 1993: 1-19.

Metaphors He Lives By
‘Semeia’ 61, 1993: 185-207.

His Master’s Eye
In ‘Modernity and the Hegemony of Vision’, edited by David M. Levin, 379-404. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Give and Take
In ‘Gender, Race, Identity’, edited by Craig Barrow, Katherine Frank, John Phillips and Reed Sanderlin, 3-9. Chattanooga, TN: Southern Humanities Press, 1993.

First Person, Second Person, Same Person: Narrative as Epistemology
‘New Literary History’ 24:2, 1993: 293-320. read article here (limited access)

Cultuur en macht, leereenheid 12
In ‘Denken over cultuur: gebruik en misbruik van een concept’, edited by Auke van Breemen and Johannes Fabian, 327-47. Heerlen: Open Universiteit, 1993.

Als de dood: theorie, metaforen en het avontuur van wetenschap
‘Monograph’ (22 pp.), University of Amsterdam (inaugural address), 1993.


Avec son regard de maître
‘Protée’ Automne 1992: 54-68.

Prema kritickoj naratologiji
In ‘Suvremena teorija pripovijedanja’, edited by Vladimir Biti, 54-68 & 313-40. Zagreb: Globus, 1992.

Telling, Showing, Showing Off: A Walking Tour
‘Critical Inquiry’ 18, Spring 1992: 556-94. read article here

Over Her Dead Body
In ‘Literature and Gender’, edited by Iqbal Kaur, 3-24. New Delhi: D.K. Publishers Ltd., 1992.

Narratology and the Rhetoric of Trashing
‘Comparative Literature’ 44:3, 1992: 293-306. read article here

The Predicament of Semiotics
‘Poetics Today’ 13:3, 1992: 543-52. read article here

Rape: Problems of Intention
In ‘Feminism and Psychoanalysis’, edited by Elizabeth Wright, 367-71. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1992.

De hang naar houvast
‘Opzij’ 20:2, 1992: 51-59. read article here

Who Cares? Where Stories Come From and What They Do
In ‘Information in a Healthy Society/Health in the Information Society’, edited by Ad van Berlo and Yvonne Kiwitz-De Ruijter, 276-81. Knegsel: Akontes Publishing, 1992.

‘The Art Bulletin’ LXXIV:3, 1992: 528-31 (co-author: Norman Bryson).

De grenzen van wetenschappelijkheid
‘Forum der Letteren’ 33:4, 1992: 275-83.


The Point of Narratology
‘Poetics Today’ 11:4, 1991: 727-53. read article here

A Body of Writing
‘Crossroads/Continuum’ 1:2, 1991: 110-26.

Semiotics and Art History
‘The Art Bulletin’ LXXIII:2, 1991: 174-208 (co-author: Norman Bryson). read article here (limited access)
Serbian translation: Semiotika i istorija umetnosti. Prelom (Break), 1:I, 161-192. Center for Contemporary Art, Belgrade: Spring 2001 (translated by Ksenija Stevanovic and Dragana Kitanovic).

The Politics of Citation
‘Diacritics’, 21:1, Spring 1991: 25-45. read article here

Mooie boel: een driehoeksverhouding in lagen
In ‘Visies op cultuur en literatuur: opstellen naar aanleiding van het werk van J.J.A. Mooi’, edited by Rien T. Segers, 157-62. Amsterdam/Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 1991.

Murder and Difference: Uncanny Sites in an Uncanny World
‘Journal of Literature and Theology’ 5:1, 1991: 11-19. read article here

“Door zuiverheid gedreven”: het troebele water van Het land van herkomst van E. du Perron
In ‘De canon onder vuur. Nederlandse literatuur tegendraads gelezen’, edited by Ernst van Alphen and Maaike Meijer, 122-42. Amsterdam: Van Gennep, 1991.

Une ou deux choses…
‘Protée’ 19:1, 1991: 51-60.

Lots of Writing
‘Semeia’ 54: 1991, 77-102; also in ‘Poetics Today’ 15:1, 1994, 89-114; reprinted in ‘Ruth and Esther: A Feminist Companion to the Bible’ (Second Series), edited by Athalya Brenner, 212-38. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999. read article here


Experiencing Murder: Ritualistic Interpretation of Ancient Texts
In ‘Victor Turner and the Construction of Cultural Criticism: Between Literature and Anthropology’, edited by Kathleen M. Ashley, 3-20. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.

Dealing/With/Women: Daughters in the Book of Judges
In ‘The Bible and Critical Theory’, edited by Regina Schwartz, 16-39. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990.

The Rape of Narrative and the Narrative of Rape: Speech Acts and Body Language in Judges
In ‘Selected Papers from the English Institute’, edited by Elaine Scarry, 1-32. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988; paperback reprint: 1990.

Dis-semination: “Rembrandt” and the Navel of the Text
‘Literature, Interpretation, Theory’ 2:1990, 145-66.

De-disciplining the Eye
‘Critical Inquiry’ 1990, 16:3, 506-31. read article here

In ‘Natuur en cultuur’, edited by Raymond Corbey and Paul van der Grijp, 209-19. Baarn: Ambo, 1990.

Over haar lijk: waarheid, wetenschap en cultuurverschil
‘Monograph’ 1990. Amsterdam: An Dekker; reprinted with an afterword, in ‘Een zee van golven. 5 jaar Annie Romein-Verschoorlezingen’, edited by Agnes Verbiest and Anne van de Zande, 18-48. Nijmegen: Vita, 1995.

Visual Poetics: Reading with the Other Art
In ‘Theory Between the Disciplines: Authority, Vision, Politics’, edited by Martin Kreiswirth and Mark A. Cheetham,135-50. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1990.