PhD, Yale University, American Studies
MPhil, Oxford University, English Literature
BA, Harvard University, History and Literature, summa cum laude
Assistant professor, Literary StudiesProfile:
I look at literature’s relation to the world: how new ideas are embraced or refused in fiction and nonfiction, and how arguments find their way into art. I’m a founder and current co-editor of n+1. My scholarly work concerns US literature and intellectual history, primarily in the 20th century.Courses Taught:
Post-1945 US Novel
Dangerous Minds: The Small Magazine and American Intellect
The New Journalism and 1960s Nonfiction
The Popular Arts
Introduction to Nonfiction: The Argument Essay
Intermediate Journalism: Cultural Coverage
Advanced Nonfiction: Research Methods
- A Step Further: Anthology of n+1 Journal. Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt. Collective volume. Translated into German. July, 2008.
- “The Hard Sell.” New York Times, December 30, 2007. Essay on Vance Packard.
- “Black and White Life.” London Review of Books, November 1, 2007. Review of ‘Ralph Ellison: A Life,’ by Arnold Rampersad.
- “Afternoon of the Sex Children.” Best American Essays 2007, edited by David Foster Wallace and Robert Atwan.
- “Anaesthetic Ideology.” n+1 5, Fall 2006.
(212) 229-5100 x3445Email:email@example.comResearch Interests:
American novel and nonfiction; intellectual history; cultural criticism; popular culture; aesthetics and ethics.Professional Affiliations:
Modern Language AssociationAwards and Honors:
New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, 2010-.
Best American Essays 2007 and 2005.
Whiting Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities, 2005-2006.
Marshall Scholarship, 1997-1999.