Mediating the Novel in the Age of Warhol

(posted Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 12:09 pm)

A new essay, “Mediating the Novel in the Age of Warhol,” is coming in volume 8 of The Oxford History of the Novel in English, ed. Cyrus Patell and Deborah Williams, along with a brief essay on DeLillo’s debut novel, Americana.

Twitching, probing

(posted Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 2:30 pm)

I had the chance to write about another album for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series. This time, they actually held me to a word count (a much shorter one!). I took on Harry Hosono’s Philharmony (1982) in a short essay forĀ The 33 1/3 B-sides: New Essays by 33 1/3 Authors on Beloved and Underrated Albums, out in September 2019.

Getting down w/ the Age of Warhol

(posted Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 2:09 pm)

The first of two new pieces I’ve written on literature in the Age of Warhol is out now, in Marrs and Hager, eds., Timelines of American Literature (JHUP, 2019). Check the whole volume.

Away from my desk

(posted Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10:05 am)

I’m on sabbatical during the fall 2018 semester. I am available via email; please allow a slight delay in response for differences in timezone. For immediate assistance with Core Curriculum questions email

Globalizing the Liberal Arts

(posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:56 pm)

I’ll be in New Haven from 6-9 June for a symposium and workshop on global liberal arts education, sponsored by Yale University and Yale-NUS.

Research Paper Radio

(posted Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 10:24 am)

Tune in Sunday nights from 10pm-midnight Gulf time (that’s 1-3pm EDT for friends in New York) for my experiments in constraint-based broadcasting on Jackal Radio.

Cast away in Japanese waters

(posted Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:49 am)

From 25-29 June I’ll be in Tokyo at the 10th Annual Melville Society Conference presenting on NYUAD Theater Program’s M.D. (Or, The Whale).

I’ll be in Athens

(posted Monday, January 12, 2015 at 2:15 pm)

from Jan 12-18 at the American College of Greece/DEREE leading a faculty seminar on cities in contemporary world fiction.

Warhol in Tehran

(posted Monday, September 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm)

I’ll be in New York to talk about Warhol’s 1976 trip to Iran and his subsequent portraits of the Shah and Empress: Oct. 23 at NYU.


(posted Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:17 am)

My piece on Richard Serra’s recent shows in Qatar, including permanent installations, is up at Hyperallergic.