PublicationsAfter the End of History: American Fiction in the 1990s
. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2009.
The Legacy of David Foster Wallace
, co-edited with Lee Konstantinou. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2012.
The Clash Takes on the World: Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band That Matters
, co-edited with James Peacock. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
“The New American Canon: The Iowa Series in Contemporary Literature and Culture,” U of Iowa P, Series Editor; sixteen books published, five under contract
“Introduction,” reissue of Camden Joy, Boy Island (Verse Chorus Press, forthcoming)
“Scholarly Publishing’s Last Stand
,” The Chronicle Review
22 May 2018
“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
“‘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 (forthcoming 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
“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
50 Essays: A Portable Anthology, 5th ed. (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2016)
Literature: The Human Experience, 12th ed., ed. Richard Abcarian, Marvin Klotz, Samuel Cohen (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2015)
Literature: The Human Experience, shorter 11th ed., ed. Richard Abcarian, Marvin Klotz, Samuel Cohen (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2014)
“Sideline Poetry,” The Sporting Scene (ten poems), The New Yorker online, 29 May 2
Upcoming Talks and Conferences
“What Can Faculty Governance Do for You?” roundtable at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, San Francisco, 2022 (participant)
(invited plenary lecture) “Toward a More Humane Humanities,” in conversation with Paula M. Krebs, Executive Director, Modern Language Association, for “A Moment of Reinvention: Building Just Programs and Initiatives,” Association of Departments of English Summer Seminar Midwest, 2022, Kansas City, MO