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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-Pink Pirates: Contemporary American Women Writers and Copyright (Iowa 2010)
-The Suburb of Dissent: Cultural Politics in the United States and Canada during the 1930s (Duke 1998)
-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 children growing up without the care of their biological parents.
-Politics and the Green Novel: Eco-fiction in English since 1980 (in progress). A group of essays on environmentalist versions of the political novel.
ENG 187a: American Fiction Since 1945
Authors to include Saul Bellow, Walker Percy, Thomas Pynchon, Armistead Maupin, Hector Tobar, Chimamanda Adichie, Chang-Rae Lee
ENG 188b: Capitalism and Culture
Authors and directors to include Dave Eggers, Peter Mountford, Okey Ndibe, Gary Shteyngart, Mohsin Hamid, Peter Carey, Michael Moore, Vit Klusak
ENG 277: Childhood and the Modern Novel
Authors to include: Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, Henry James, Vladimir Nabokov, Ngugi wa Th'iongo, Ian MacEwan, Salman Rushdie, Jamaica Kincaid, Margaret Atwood, Ben Okri, J.M. Coetzee
ENG 60b: The Films of Disney
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