curriculum vitae                     


Collecting as Modernist Practice.   (Johns Hopkins UP, 2012).  

2013 Modernist Studies Association book prize winner; Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2012.

Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic: Literature, Modernity, and DiasporaEditor, with Jonathan P. Eburne (Johns Hopkins UP, 2013).

Directed by Allen Smithee.  Editor, with Stephen Hock.  (U Minnesota P, 2001).  



"How to Be in Two Places at Once:  Listening to the Firesign Theatre in the U.S. and Vietnam."  Podcast.  The Organist / KCRW (14 December 2017)

"Barnes without Barnes:  On Philadelphia's New Barnes Foundation," The Los Angeles Review of Books  (23 August 2012)



with Timothy Morton, "How to Make Hyperobject Sound Art:  Occupying the Electromagnetic Field with the Firesign Theatre," New Centennial Review 18.2 (2018): 39-68.

"Media Studies 1932:  Nancy Cunard in the Archive of Claude McKay."  Modernism/modernity (May 2018).

"The Firesign Theatre's Wax Poetics:  Overdub, Dissonance, and Narrative in the Age of Nixon."  Sounding Out! (27 Nov. 2017)

"The Scandal of a Black Ulysses:  Wallace Thurman, Richard Bruce Nugent, and the Harlem Reception of Joyce."  ELH 84.3 (2017):  741-763. 

Reprinted in Caroline Pollentier and Sarah Wilson, Modernist Communities across Cultures and Media (University Press of Florida, 2019) 25-45.

"Marcus/Christgau:  Whose Era?"  Review essay.  Journal of Popular Music Studies 28.1 (2016):  126-33

"Tradition and Archive in the Harlem Renaissance," A Handbook of Modernism Studies, ed. Jean-Michel Rabaté (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) 85-103. 

"Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic," with Jonathan P. Eburne, introduction to Paris, Modern Fiction, and the Black Atlantic.  Spec. issue of Modern Fiction Studies 51.4 (2005):  731-40.  Revised and reprinted, Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic (Johns Hopkins UP, 2013):  1-14.

"Neurotic Cities:  Barnes in Philadelphia," Art Journal 63.4 (2004):  46-61.

"The Poetics of Conjecture:  Countee Cullen's Subversive Exemplarity," Callaloo 25.4 (2002):  1250-1271. 

"Smithee's Incorporation," Directed by Allen Smithee (U Minnesota P, 2001) 143-73.

"The Specter of Illegitimacy in an Age of Disillusion and Crisis," with Stephen Hock, Directed by Allen Smithee (U Minnesota P, 2001) 3-27.