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.
“The Contemporary: A State of the Field Essay.” Co-authored with Emily Hyde. Literature Compass. September 2017.
“‘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.
“Introduction” to Cultures of Obsolescence: History, Materiality and the Digital Age. With Babette B. Tischleder. Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.
“Looking Away from 9/11: The Optics of Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland.” Contemporary Literature (Summer 2014, Volume 55, Number 2): 249-269.
“Ephemeral Gods and Billboard Saints: Don DeLillo’s Underworld and Urban Apparitions.”Journal of American Studies (Fall 2014, Volume 48, Number 4): 1041-1067.
Book Review: Amnesia and Redress in Contemporary American Fiction by Marni Gauthier. MFS Modern Fiction Studies. Volume 59, number 4. Winter 2013. 880-883.
“No Place Like Home: 9/11 Nostalgia and Spike Lee’s 25th Hour” REAL: Research in English and American Literature, Vol. 27. Series Eds. Winifried Fluck and Donald Pease. Tuebingen: Narr Verlag, 2011.
“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.
“My Problem with OOO, or, Reflections on a McNugget.” Stanford Arcade Blog, July 2018.
“From Ponce de Leon to Goop: Fountains of Youth.” Column in Flaunt Magazine, October 2017.
“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.