After the End of History: American Fiction in the 1990s. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2009

The Legacy of David Foster Wallace, co-edited with Lee Konstantinou. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2012

The Clash Takes on the World: Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band That Matters, co-edited with James Peacock. London: Bloomsbury, 2017

Book Manuscript in Progress

“Higher Learning By the Book: A History of the American University Press”

Selected Articles, Chapters, &c.

University Control or, Conditions and Tendencies,” review of Julia Schleck, Dirty Knowledge: Academic Freedom in the Age of Neoliberalism, in Provocations 6 (October 2022)

Conflicted and Uneasy Over How My Family Was Uprooted: Mixed Emotions of an American Jew over Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine,” Op Ed, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 6 March 2022, p. A19

Op-Ed: We hide an ugly truth when we call Sept. 11 ‘Patriot Day’,” Los Angeles Times 9 September 2021, p. A11

The 2016 Project,” In These Times 6.1, Modernism/Modernity Print Plus, 26 May 2021

Scholarly Publishing’s Last Stand,” The Chronicle Review 22 May 2018

“Washington Bullets: The Clash and Vietnam,” for The Clash Takes on the World: Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band That Matters, ed. Samuel Cohen, James Peacock, London: Bloomsbury, 2017

Sideline Poetry,” The Sporting Scene (ten poems), The New Yorker online, 29 May 2015

“The Whiteness of David Foster Wallace,” solicited chapter for Postmodern Literature and Race, eds. Len Platt and Sara Upstone (Cambridge University Press, 2015), 228-43

“Introduction,” “Art & Artifice,” Special Issue, The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 47.2 (2014), 7-11

“‘How helpless a person can be’: Sex, Art, and Politics in DeLillo’s “Baader-Meinhof,” invited submission, Voices in Italian Americana 23.2 (2013), 13-19; reprinted in “Anniversary Issue,” Voices in Italian Americana 26.1 (2015)

“Fables of American Collectivity Circa 2005: Chris Bachelder’s U.S.!, Lydia Millet’s Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, and George Saunders’s Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil,” invited submission, special issue, Amerikastudien/American Studies 57.2 (2013), 207-20

“‘To Wish to Try to Sing to the Next Generation’: Infinite Jest’s History,” The Legacy of  David Foster Wallace. Ed. Samuel Cohen and Lee Konstantinou (University of Iowa Press 2012), 59-79

“The Novel in a Time of Terror: Middlesex, History, and Contemporary American Fiction,” “After Postmodernism,” Special Issue, Twentieth-Century Literature 53.3 (Fall 2007), 371-93

“Triumph and Trauma: In the Lake of the Woods and History,” Clio: Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 36.2 (Spring 2007), 219-36

Mason & Dixon & The Ampersand,” Twentieth-Century Literature 48.3 (Fall 2002), 264-91

“Tinkering toward WAC Utopia,” Journal of Basic Writing 21.2 (Fall 2002), 56-72 (entries in The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing, ed. Linda Adler-Kassner and Gregory R. Glau, for the Conference on Basic Writing, and The WAC Clearinghouse Bibliography, ed. Andrea Wenker and Tracy Pearce)

“Composition and Construction: Belief, Identity, and the Teaching of Writing,” Dialogue: A Journal for Writing Specialists 6.1 (Fall 1999), 30-36


Literature: The Human Experience, 13th ed. (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2018)

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology, 7th ed. (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2022)

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