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.

Late breaking

(posted Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 11:16 pm)

As part of the Punk at 40 celebrations this week, Jenn Pelly and I have booked  So So Glos, with Household and Arm Candy, at Judson Memorial Church, Sat. March 22, doors at 10:30 pm. $5-$10 sliding donations to benefit Silent Barn.

Richard Hell/Television events

(posted Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm)

While in NYC, I’ll be straddling the old Hell/Verlaine gap: I’m interviewing Richard Hell at the Strand Bookstore on Thursday, March 20, and presenting on Television’s Marquee Moon at a Classic Album Sundays event on Sunday, March 23.

Punk in the City

(posted Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7:56 pm)

I’ll be in New York for the American Comp Lit Association mtgs (March 19-23), presenting in the “Punk in the City” workshop.