I’m a writer and Associate Professor of English 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 was published in 2016 by Harvard University Press.
I’m currently working on a range of writing projects, including a novel and a new academic book on the history of comics and the graphic novel.