Book Manuscript

“Land of Tomorrow: Postwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism” (under review)


Selected Publications
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“Aggregation, Public Criticism, and the History of Reading ‘Big Data.’” Forthcoming in PMLA (October 2018).

“Flannery O’Connor, the Phenomenology of Race, and the Institutionality of Irony.” Forthcoming in Twentieth-Century Literature.

Genre, History, Ecology: James Welch’s Fools Crow and the Reagan Anti-Environmental Revolution.” Arizona Quarterly 73.2 (Summer 2017):  37-59.

Nature, Necessity, and the Philosophy of Metaphor in Walden.” Nineteenth-Century Prose 44.2 (Fall 2017):  49-70.

The Age of Anxiety: Patricia Highsmith, Existential Psychology, and the 'Decline' of American Naturalism.American Literature 87.4 (December 2015): 769-98.

Bourdieu, Cavell, and the Politics of Aesthetic Value.L&T  29.3 (September 2015):  260-283.

Accounting for The Road: Tragedy, Courage, and Cavell's Acknowledgement.” Philosophy and Literature 37.2 (October 2013):  267-90.

Silencing the Politics of Literature in Woolf's The Voyage Out.” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture. 45.2 (Summer 2012):  269-98.

Democracy, Justice, and Tragedy in Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men.” Religion & Literature 43.3 (Autumn 2011):  107-33.

Bringing 'Fullness' to Naomi: Centripetal Nationalism in the Book of Ruth.HBT 33.1 (Fall 2011): 62-81.

‘The Old, Old Battle of the Room’: The Politics of Space in A Room With a View.The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 17.1 (Spring 2011): 80-92.

Violating the Feminine: War, Kristeva, and The Things They Carried.The Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas 41 (November 2010): 33-43.



“Children with Guns.” Forthcoming in The Dead Mule (March 2018).

“Hard Lessons in Marrakech.” The Delmarva Review 10 (November 2017).


Other Publications

Review of The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl by Sarah D. WaldThe ALH Online Review, Series X. Published April 2, 2017.


Edited Scholarly Volumes

Edited journal issueEthos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics 2.1 (April 2015).

The Academy and Its Futures. Edited journal issue for Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics 1.2 (October 2014).

Cultural Politics and Material Experiences. Edited journal issue for Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics 1.1 (April 2014).


Selected Public Writing

What’s the ‘Value’ of a College Education?” 29 January 2015.

Teaching Students, Not Customers.” 4 December 2014.

Democracy and the State of Exception.” 14 August 2014.

Is College Football Profitable for Universities?” 27 March 2014.

The Post-Recession Comedy.” 10 January 2014.

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