I am an assistant professor in the English Department at the University of Maryland, College Park.
I’ve written fiction, criticism, and reviews. I wrote the novel Pop Apocalypse (Ecco/HarperPerennial, 2009) and co-edited (with Sam Cohen) The Legacy of David Foster Wallace (University of Iowa Press, 2012). My short story, “Johnny Appledrone vs. the FAA,” appeared in Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (HarperCollins, 2015).
My first scholarly book Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction will be published by Harvard University Press in March 2016.
I’m currently working on a range of writing projects, including a novel and a new academic book called “Rise of the Graphic Novel.”