Department : English
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : 718-862-7121
Office : MGL 4FL
PHD, University of California
MA, University of California
BA, Yale University
I am currently working on a book project on attitudes toward property rights and economic freedom in twentieth-century United States culture and how those attitudes are manifested in literary narrative.
- Modern Language Association
- American Studies Association
Publications & Professional Activities
- “Postmodern Prose and the Discourse of the ‘Cultural Jew:’ The Cases of Mailer and Foer.” Postmodernism and Racial Discourse. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.
- “Lockean Fundamentalism and the American Literary Tradition: The Case of James’s ‘The Jolly Corner.” American Political Fictions. University of Tennessee Press, 2014. Forthcoming.
- “Reflections on the ‘Ownership Society’ in Recent Black Fiction,” Kalfou 2:2, Fall 2014. Forthcoming.
- Everybody’s America: Thomas Pynchon, Race, and the Cultures of Postmodernism. Routledge, 2008.
- “The Sensibility of Postmodern Whiteness in V. or Thomas Pynchon’s Identity Problem,” Contemporary Literature 47:3, Fall 2006.
- “Slavery, Capitalism, Postmodernist Fiction: The Rhetoric of Finance in Edward P. Jones’ The Known World.” April 2014, Thinking Its Presence: Race and Creative Writing, Missoula, MT.
- “Fluid Capital/Fluid Identities: The Contemporary Narrative of Slavery in the Early Twenty-First Century.” March 2013, MELUS Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
- "Exporting 'Harlem:' Baldwin, Baraka/Jones, and the Internationalization of Black Cultural Representation." May 2012, American Literature Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
- “Property Nostalgia and the Fear of Global Capitalism in James and Hemingway.” November 2010, MMLA Conference, Chicago, IL.
- “Liberal Desires in Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa.” May 2009, American Literature Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
- “Living for the City: Post-integrationist Feeling in James Baldwin’s New York Essays.” March 2008, Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Annual Conference, Berkeley, CA.
ENGL 110 College Writing
ENGL 150 Roots: Literature
ENGL 253 Masterworks of American Literature
ENGL 305 African-American Literature
ENGL 338 Studies in Twentieth-and Twenty-first-Century American Literature
ENGL 348 Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 372 American Literature to 1914
ENGL 380 Ethnic American Literature
ENGL 399 Independent Study
LLRN 204 Roots: Literature