I'm a writer and Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. I'm also a Humanities editor at LARB.
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).
Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction was published in 2016 by Harvard University Press.