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
Transversal Cosmopolitanism in Narratives of Migration (monograph)
“Post-9/11 Narrative.” In The Encyclopedia of American Fiction, 1980-2020, ed. Patrick O’Donnell, Stephen Burn, and Lesley Larkin. Forthcoming, Wiley-Blackwell, 2020. (essay)
“Print, Image, and Visual Media.” In Don DeLillo in Context, ed. Jesse Kavadlo. Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2020. (essay)
“Televisual and Digital Art and Media.” In The Edinburgh Companion to Don DeLillo and the Arts, ed. Catherine Gander. Forthcoming, Edinburgh University Press, 2020. (essay)
Transnational Politics in the Post-9/11 Novel. New York and London: Routledge, 2020. 262 pages.
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 pages.
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 Deep Web of Conspiracies: Under the Shadow of Trump Tower in Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge.” Trump Fiction: Essays on Donald Trump in Literature, Film, and Television, ed. Stephen Hock. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019. 97-111.
“Virtual Reality.” American Literature in Transition: 1990-2000. Ed. Stephen J. Burn. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 279-94.
"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, 2012. 23-8.
“Writing amid the Ruins: 9/11 and Cosmopolis.” The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo. Ed. John N. Duvall. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 179-192.
“Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and the Age of Terror.” Modern Fiction Studies 57.3 (Fall 2011): 559-83. Special issue on “Fiction after 9/11.”
“Gilbert Sorrentino: A Crystal Vision.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 51.2 (2010): 140-46. Special issue, “An American Requiem: Elegies for Twelve American Novelists.”
“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. 28-52.
“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 Fellow, 2013-14
SUNY Senior Fellow, Center on Russia and the United States. New York–St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture. St. Petersburg State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. 2005
Certificate of Recognition. Career Service’s Year after Graduation Survey of Baccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Schools, Class of 2003. 2005
Certificate of Recognition to Influential Faculty by University at Buffalo Class of 1999. Career Planning and Placement, Division of Student Affairs. 2002
Directory of American Scholars, 10th Edition. 2002
Agee Prize in American Literary Studies. University of Alabama Press. 2000