AboutI teach American and world literature at Texas State University. My work, broadly speaking, looks at the relations among space, place, mapping, and narrative. I am the author of *Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism*, *Poe and the Subversion of American Literature*, *Spatiality*, *Utopia in the Age of Globalization: Space, Representation, and the World System*, *Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel*, and *Melville, Mapping, and Globalization*. My edited collections include *The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said*, *Literary Cartographies*, *Geocritical Explorations*, and *Kurt Vonnegut: Critical Insights*. I am also the general editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s “Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies” book series.
EducationA.B., Philosophy, Duke University, 1990
M.A., Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
Ph.D., Cultural and Critical Studies (English), University of Pittsburgh, 1999
J.D., Law, Duke University School of Law, 2001