curriculum vitae                     

BOOKS

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).  

 

PUBLIC HUMANITIES

"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)

 

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

with Timothy Morton, "How to Make Hyperobject Sound Art:  Occupying the Electromagnetic Field with the Firesign Theatre," New Centennial Review, forthcoming.

"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. 

"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.