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PhD from University of Wisconsin, Madison
Research interests emphasize the relationship between literature and politics in postmodern and contemporary U.S. literature. Also interested in literary experimentalism, theory, materialisms old and new, identities both personal and philosophical.
After Critique: Twenty-First Century Fiction in a Neoliberal Age. Oxford University Press, January 2016.
Qualified Hope: A Postmodern Politics of Time. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2009.
“Risking Complicity” [LINK]
“The Post-Theory Theory Novel.” Contemporary Literature 56.2 (Summer 2015), 280-310.
“Private Property as Story: Helena Viramontes’ Their Dogs Came with Them.” Arizona Quarterly 68.4 (Winter 2012), 155-82.
“Referring to the Human in Contemporary Human Rights Literature.” Modern Fiction Studies 58.1 (Spring 2012), 1-21.
“Knowing What We Are Doing: Time, Form, and the Reading of Postmodernity.” Cultural Critique. 61 (Fall 2005), 74-116.
“Spun Puns (and Anagrams): Exchange Economies, Subjectivity, and History in Harryette Mullen’s Muse & Drudge.” Contemporary Literature. 44 (Spring 2003), 19-46.
• Critical Theory
• American Literature & Culture