Burt is currently writing a book trilogy titled Better Dead then Read, I Leave It to You, and Yours Posthumously, parts of which have been published in New Formations and rhizomes. He is the co-author, with Julian Yates, of What’s the Worst Thing You Can Do to Shakespeare?, the author of Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media, Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares: Queer Theory and American Kiddie Culture (St. Martin’s, 1998; rev. paperback, 1999), and other books.
He has also published more than forty articles and book chapters on topics including Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, literary theory, film adaptation, the Middle Ages in film and media, the erotics of pedagogy, stupidity, cinematic paratexts, biopolitics, posthumography, and censorship. He held a Fulbright scholarship in Berlin, Germany from 1995–96, and taught there at the Free University and the Humboldt University.