Books

The Death of Things: Ephemera in America (forthcoming in 2020).

With Martin Brückner and Sandy Isenstadt (eds.), Imagined Forms: The Material Culture of Modeling (in progress).

With Babette B. Tischleder (eds.), Cultures of Obsolescence: History, Materiality and the Digital Age. Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.

Articles and Reviews

“How We Write (Well).” Editor and contributor to a forum on Contemporaries at Post45. January 2019.

http://post45.research.yale.edu/sections/contemporaries/how-we-write-well/

“The Contemporary: A State of the Field Essay.” Co-authored with Emily Hyde. Literature Compass. September 2017.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lic3.12411/full

“‘And things were looking like a movie’: Suburban Chic and the 1980s.” In On Style: Collected Essays. Eds. Jasmin Dücker, Olga Tarapata, and Eleana Vaja. Routledge, Forthcoming Spring 2019.

“Spaß mit der Future-Past: Coney Island und die Obsoleszenz.” In Obsoleszenz: Kulturelle Figurationen des (Nicht-mehr-)Besonderen. Eds. Dietrich Boschung and Günter Blamberger. Fink Verlag, Winter 2019.

“The Menace of the New: Mourning ‘The World of Tomorrow’ at the 1939 New York World’s Fair.” New York, New York: Urban Spaces, Dreamscapes, Contested Territories. Ed. Sabine Sielke. Peter Lang, 2016.

http://www.peterlang.com/download/extract/84659/extract_266554.pdf

“Introduction” to Cultures of Obsolescence: History, Materiality and the Digital Age. With Babette B. Tischleder. Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.

http://www.palgrave.com/resources/sample-chapters/9781137470898_sample.pdf

“Looking Away from 9/11: The Optics of Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland.Contemporary Literature (Summer 2014, Volume 55, Number 2): 249-269.

http://cl.uwpress.org/content/55/2/249.full.pdf+html

“Ephemeral Gods and Billboard Saints: Don DeLillo’s Underworld and Urban Apparitions.”Journal of American Studies (Fall 2014, Volume 48, Number 4): 1041-1067.

http://journals.cambridge.org/repo_A92VvdDm

Book Review: Amnesia and Redress in Contemporary American Fiction by Marni Gauthier. MFS Modern Fiction Studies. Volume 59, number 4. Winter 2013. 880-883.

http://130.102.44.246/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/modern_fiction_studies/v059/59.4.wasserman.html

“No Place Like Home: 9/11 Nostalgia and Spike Lee’s 25th HourREAL: Research in English and American Literature, Vol. 27. Series Eds. Winifried Fluck and Donald Pease. Tuebingen: Narr Verlag, 2011.

Public Writing

“The Return of the Return of the Repressed,” an essay with Kinohi Nishikawa about Jordan Peele’s Us. Los Angeles Review of Books, April 2019.

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-return-of-the-return-of-the-repressed/

“My Problem with OOO, or, Reflections on a McNugget.” Stanford Arcade Blog, July 2018.

http://arcade.stanford.edu/blogs/my-problem-ooo-or-reflections-mcnugget

“From Ponce de Leon to Goop: Fountains of Youth.” Column in Flaunt Magazine, October 2017.

http://www.flaunt.com/content/eternal-fountains-of-youth

“Digital Intimacies: Slow Fish in a Swift Sea.” Column in Flaunt Magazine, September 2018.

“What’s Old in New America.” Column in Flaunt Magazine, September 2017.