English 5190: Seminar: Bodies of Work -- Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman
English 4660: The American Novel before 1900
Office Hours: M, 4:30-5:30 W, 11 -12 (Associate Chair Intake Hours: W 2-4; F 10-12)
• Idle Threats: Men and the Limits of Productivity in Nineteenth-Century America, New York University Press, America and the Long Nineteenth Century series, 2012.
• "Elizabeth Anker and Rita Felski – Critique and Postcritique," American Literary History Online (2017).
• "The Liquidity Preference: Money and Metaphor in Nineteenth-Century American Literature," 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies, Issue 39 (2017).
• "Holy City Adrift: Thomas McGrath's Los Angeles" (co-authored with Salvador Ayala, Amanda Kong, and Gabriela Valenzuela), North Dakota Quarterly 83:4 (Fall 2016).
• “Committed Art,” in German Aesthetics: Fundamental Concepts from Baumgarten to Adorno, ed. J.D. Mininger and Jason Peck, Bloomsbury Press, 2016.
• "The Life of a Dangerous Time: Thomas McGrath and the Potential of Poetry," Journal for the Study of Radicalism 9:3 (Fall 2015).
• “The Wreck of The Corsair: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and Piratical Enterprise,” in Pirates and Mutineers in Nineteenth-Century Literature, ed. Grace Moore (Ashgate, 2011), pp. 79-94.
• “Hollywood Panoramatics: Nathanael West’s Baroque Modernity," Literature Interpretation Theory 21:3 (July- September 2010), pp. 145-162.
• “Money, Mobility, and the Idle Speculation of Nathaniel Parker Willis," ATQ 22:4 (December 2008), pp. 559-575.
• “The Bartleby Industry and Bartleby’s Idleness," ESQ 53.2 (2007), pp. 184-21
• “Transmission, Temporality, Autonomy: What Praxis Means in the Novels of Kenneth Fearing,” (co-written with Dr. David Jenemann, Univ. of Vermont) in The Novel and the American Left, ed. Janet G. Casey, University Of Iowa Press, 2004, pp. 172-194.
Book Reviews, Exhibition Catalogs, Etc.
• Adam Cvijanovic: New Paintings, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis (2008).
• McKnight Foundation-Minneapolis College of Arts and Design Fellows Exhibition, Minneapolis (2004).
• “Robert Seguin – Around Quitting Time: Work and Middle-Class Fantasy in American Fiction," Cultural Critique 56 (Winter 2004), pp. 212-218.
• “Michel Foucault – Fearless Speech," Auslegung: A Journal of Philosophy 26.1 (Winter-Spring 2003), pp. 77-80.
• Twins, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis (2002).
• “Theodor Adorno – Critical Models," Auslegung: A Journal of Philosophy 24.2 (Spring-Summer 2001), pp. 215-218.
Past Courses taught at Cal State LA:
• Graduate and Senior Seminars:
Theoretical Foundations of Literary Studies
The New Critics and Us
The American Renaissance and Beyond
The Literary Institution and Sites of Reading in American Culture
Poe and Print Culture
Money and Meaning: Studies in Economic Criticism
Poe, Poetics, Property
The Marxist Tradition in Literary Analysis
• Undergraduate Courses in English and General Education
: English Tutorial: "Bartleby"
The American Novel Before 1900
The American Novel 1945-Present
Readings in American Literature
American Literature, Beginnings to 1860
Women and Literature
Ph.D. 2004 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Program in Comparative Studies in Discourse in Society
(Minor field: Comparative Literature)
M.A. 1997 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Program in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
B.A. 1991 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Majors in Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science