CURRENT COURSES, SPRING 2022
ENGL 5001 -- Theoretical Foundations of Literary Study
ENGL 5190 -- Melville Revivals
- Idle Threats: Men and the Limits of Productivity in Nineteenth-Century America, New York University Press, America and the Long Nineteenth Century series, 2012.
- "In Conversation with Claudia Rankine," Bloomsbury Handbook to Contemporary Poetry, ed. Craig Swonkin and Steven Gould Axelrod, Bloomsbury Press, forthcoming 2022.
- "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 (New York and London: 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
- Bodies of Work: Whitman and Dickinson
- Modern American Poetry: Conflict and Contradiction
- Melville's Selves
- The New Critics and Us
- The American Renaissance and Beyond
- The Literary Institution and Other 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"
- English Major Mentorship
- Engaged English Studies: Poetry in Place
- The American Novel Before 1900
- The American Novel 1945-Present
- Readings in American Literature
- American Literature, Beginnings to 1860
- Reading Culture
- Women and Literature
- Portfolio: English Capstone
- Understanding 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