She has published numerous articles on British Romantic literature, the Gothic, and the lyric tradition. She is the author of Prophetic Strain:The Greater Lyric in the EighteenthCentury (Chicago, 1984) and Art of Darkness: A Poetics of Gothic(Chicago, 1995). She has also edited Three Vampire Tales for the New Riverside Series published by Houghton Mifflin (2002). Dr. Williams has held fellowships from the National Endowmentfor the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Rockefeller Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy, the University of Iowa's Obermann Center for Advanced Study, and the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. In 2000-2001 she held a UGA Study in a Second Discipline Grant to study music and Italian. She is at work on a book-length project called "'Monstrous Pleasures': Horace Walpole's Gothic Operas."