Waltham, MA 02454 USA
US literature and culture since 1900 * critical theory * film and media studies * 21st-century writing * global studies
RESEARCH (see also CV)
-Toward the Geopolitical Novel: U.S. Fiction in the 21st Century (Columbia University Press, 2013)
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-Rethinking the Frankfurt School: Alternative Legacies of Cultural Critique (co-ed., SUNY 2002)
-On Jameson: From Postmodernism to Globalization (co-ed., SUNY 2006)
In the Works:
-Orphan Stories (in progress). A dissection of the most common contemporary fantasies about unparented children; chapters examine literary orphans of the U.K., U.S., Korea, Brazil, East Africa, and Russia.
-Politics and the Green Novel: Eco-fiction in English since 1980 (in progress). A group of essays on environmentalist versions of the political novel.
On teaching leave
ENG 187a: American Fiction Since 1945
New course: Capitalism and Culture
New graduate seminar: Childhood and the Modern Novel
ENG 60b: The Films of Disney
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Last updated 2/2014