postmodern fiction, fiction after 9/11, postmodern theory,
transnational literature and politics, poetry and poetics,
twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature, literature
and science, multimodal literature, literature of immigration
Works in Progress
Transnational Politics and the Post-9/11 Novel
"The Politics of Narrative: J. M. Coetzee’s
Diary of a Bad Year" (essay)
Design and Debris: A Chaotics of Postmodern American
Fiction. Tuscaloosa and London: University of Alabama
Press, 2002. 272 pages.
Unending Design: The Forms of Postmodern
Poetry. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991. 314
Dictionary of Literary Biography 165, 169 and 193: American
Poets Since World War II (Fourth, Fifth and Sixth
Series). Detroit: Gale Research Press, 1996, 1998. 377,
404 and 451 pages.
Articles and Book Chapters
"The Multimodal Icon: Sight, Sound and Intellection in
Recent Poetries." Passage 69 (Summer 2013): 7-20. Special issue on
“Lyric at the Crossroads,” edited by Louise
Mønster and Peter Stein Larsen, Aarhus University Press,
Denmark. Translated into Danish.
“A Man Called Cody: Race and the
‘Passing’ of a Sicilian in New Orleans.”
Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture. Ed.
Dennis Barone and Peter Covino. New York: Bordighera
Press and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute,
“Writing amid the Ruins: 9/11 and
Cosmopolis.” The Cambridge Companion to Don
DeLillo. Ed. John N. Duvall. Cambridge,
England: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
“Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and the Age
of Terror.” Modern Fiction Studies 57.3 (Fall
2011): 559-83. Special issue on “Fiction after
“Gilbert Sorrentino: A Crystal
Vision.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary
Fiction 51.2 (2010): 140-46. Special issue,
“An American Requiem: Elegies for Twelve American
“The Virtual Reader: Cybernetics and Technocracy in
William Gibson and Bruce Sterling’s The Difference
Engine.” The Holodeck in the Garden: Science and Technology
in Contemporary American Fiction. Ed. Peter Freese and
Charles B. Harris. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2004.
“The Smooth and the Striated: Compositional Texture in
the Modern Long Poem.”Modern Language
Studies 27.2 (1997): 57-71.
“The Uncertain Predictor: Calvino’s Castle of Tarot
Cards.” Literature and Science (Rodopi Perspectives
on Modern Literature 14). Ed. Donald Bruce and Anthony Purdy.
Amsterdam and Atlanta, GA: Editions Rodopi, 1994. 131-47.
“Metaphor and Metonymy in Flann O’Brien’s At
Swim-Two-Birds.” The Review of Contemporary
Fiction 5.1 (1985): 128-134.
Awards and Fellowships
University at Buffalo Humanities Institute Faculty Research