Below is a sampling of my publications and scholarship. There are other books and essays that are in progress or forthcoming.
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Visualizing Jewish Narrative: Jewish Comics and Graphic Novels. Editor and contributor. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Unfinalized Moments: Essays in the Development of Contemporary Jewish American Narrative. Editor and contributor. Purdue University Press, 2011.
Philip Roth’s American Pastoral. Atlande, 2011. Author, along with Patrick Badonnel and Daniel Royot.
Philip Roth: New Perspectives on an American Author. Editor and contributor. Praeger-Greenwood, 2005.
Guest-Edited Special Issues of Journal
The Worlds of the Hernandez Brothers. Spec. issue of ImageTexT 7.1 (2013). Guest editor, along with Christopher Gonzales. Devoted to the comics of Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario Hernandez.
Woody Allen after 1990. Spec. issue of Post Script 31.2 (2012). Guest editor. Devoted to Woody Allen’s films from the 1990s to the present.
Superheroes and Gender. Spec. issue of Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 2.1 (2011). Guest editor, along with Peter Coogan and Mel Gibson. Devoted to superheroes and gender.
Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation. Spec. issue of Forum for World Literature Studies 3.1 (2011). Guest editor, along with S.C. Gooch and Juan Meneses. Devoted to international politics in comics and animation.
Jewish Comics. Spec. issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 29.2 (2011). Guest editor. Devoted to Jewish comics and graphic novels.
Coloring America: Multi-Ethnic Engagements with Graphic Narrative. Spec. issue of MELUS 32.3 (2007). Guest editor. Devoted to multi-ethnic American graphic narrative.
Unfinalized Moments in Jewish American Narrative. Spec. issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 22.3 (2004). Guest editor. Devoted to contemporary Jewish American fiction.
Philip Roth’s America: The Later Novels. Spec. issue of Studies in American Jewish Literature 23 (2004). Guest editor. Devoted to images of America in Philip Roth’s recent fiction.
Essays in Peer-Reviewed Journals
“What to Make of Roth’s Indignation; Or, Serious in the Fifties.” Philip Roth Studies 5.1 (2009): 125-33.
“Sequential Poe-try: Recent Graphic Narrative Adaptations of Poe.” Poe Studies/Dark Romanticism 39-40 (2007-2008): 55-67.
“Coloring America: Multi-Ethnic Engagements with Graphic Narrative.” MELUS 32.3 (2007): 7-22.
“Fragmenting the Post-Holocaust Subject: The Uses of the Short-Story Cycle in Thane Rosenbaum’s Elijah Visible.” Modern Jewish Studies/Yiddish 14.4 (2006). 72-89.
“Literary Genre as Ethnic Resistance in Maxine Hong Kingston’s Tripmaster Monkey.” MELUS 29.2 (2004): 141-56.
“Postmodern Jewish Identity in Philip Roth’s The Counterlife.” Modern Fiction Studies 48.2 (2002): 422-43.
“Camusian Existentialism in Arthur Miller’s After the Fall.” Modern Drama 43 (2000): 192-203.
“Forgetting of Pictures over a Long Retention Interval in Young and Older Adults” (with Denise C. Park, William Dudley, and Roger Morrell). Psychology and Aging 3.1 (1988): 94-95.
Essays in Edited Book Collections
“Illustrating the Uncertainty Within: Recent Comics Adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe.” Drawn from the Classics: Essays on Graphic Adaptations of Literary Works. Ed. Stephen E. Tabachnick and Esther Bendit Saltzman. McFarland, 2015. 60-81.
“Paying Attention to the Man behind the Curtain: Philip Roth and the Dynamics of Written and Unwritten Celebrity.” Roth and Celebrity. Ed. Aimee Pozorski. Lexington Books, 2012. 11-28.
“Drawing Attention: Comics as a Means of Approaching U.S. Cultural Diversity.” Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives: Essays on Theory, Strategy and Practice. Ed. Lan Dong. McFarland Publishing, 2012. 67-79.
“Strategies of Narration in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Spider-Man: Blue.” Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man. Ed. Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner. McFarland Publishing. 2012. 81-89.
Essays on the Hernandez Brothers’ Love and Rockets and Will Eisner’s Dropsie Avenue in Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes and Superheroes. Ed. Bart Beaty and Stephen Weiner. Salem Press. 2012. 212-15, 517-24.
“Gentile on My Mind; Updike, Bech, and the Limits of Ethnic Representation.” Critical Insights: John Updike. Ed. Bernard F. Rodgers, Jr. Salem Press, 2011. 33-48.
“Fictional Realms of Possibility: Reimagining the Ethnic Subject in Philip Roth’s American Pastoral.” Reading Philip Roth’s American Pastoral. Ed. Velichka D. Ivanova. Toulouse: Presses Universitires du Mirail, 2011. 47-59.
“Plots against America: Language and the Comedy of Conspiracy in Philip Roth’s Early Fiction.” Playful and Serious: Philip Roth as Comic Writer. Ed. Jay L. Halio and Ben Siegel. University of Delaware Press, 2010. 117-32.
“Contesting the Historical Pastoral in Philip Roth’s American Trilogy.” American Fiction of the 1990s. Ed. Jay Prosser. London:Routledge, 2008. 121-34.
“Portnoy’s Neglected Siblings: A Case for Postmodern Jewish American Literary Studies.” Complicating Constructions: Race, Ethnicity, and Hybridity in American Texts. Ed. David S. Goldstein and Audrey Thacker. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007. 250-69.
“Pastoral Dreams and National Identity in American Pastoral and I Married a Communist.” Philip Roth: New Perspectives on an American Author. Ed. Derek Parker Royal. Westport, CT: Praeger-Greenwood, 2005. 185-207.
“Texts, Lives, and Bellybuttons: Philip Roth’s Operation Shylock and the Renegotiation of Subjectivity.” Turning Up the Flame: Philip Roth’s Later Novels. Ed. Jay L. Halio and Ben Siegel. University of Delaware Press, 2005. 68-91.
“Fouling Out the American Pastoral: Rereading Philip Roth’s The Great American Novel.” Upon Further Review: Sports in American Literature. Eds. Michael Cocchiarale and Scott D. Emmert. Westport, CT: Praeger-Greenwood, 2004. 157-68.
“Rebel with a Cause: Albert Camus and the Politics of Celebrity.” Car Crash Culture. Ed. Mikita Brottman. New York: Palgrave, 2001. 285-303.
“Margins within Margins: An Interview with Ruth Knafo Setton and Farideh Dayanim Goldin.” Unfinalized Moments: Essays in the Development of Contemporary Jewish American Narrative. Purdue University Press, 2012. 203-22.
“Picturing American Stories: An Interview with Ben Katchor.” Unfinalized Moments: Essays in the Development of Contemporary Jewish American Narrative. Purdue University Press, 2012. 223-43.
“Palomar and Beyond: An Interview with Gilbert Hernandez.” MELUS 32.3 (2007): 221-46.
“Tugging at Jewish Weeds: An Interview with Steve Stern.” MELUS 32.1 (2007): 139-61.
Published Panel Discussions
“Contemporary American Fiction and the Confluence of Don DeLillo, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, and John Updike: A Roundtable Discussion.” Ed. Derek Parker Royal. Philip Roth Studies 7.2 (2011): 145-69. (With Yvonne Atkinson, Marshall Boswell, David Brauner, Steven Frye, Marni Gauthier).
“Zuckerman Unsound?: A Roundtable Discussion on Philip Roth’s Exit Ghost.” Ed. Derek Parker Royal. Philip Roth Studies 5.1 (2009): 3-30. (With Alan Cooper; Bernard F. Rodgers, Jr.; Michael Rothberg; Ruth Knafo Setton; and Debra Shostak).
“Grave Commentary: A Roundtable Discussion on Everyman.” Ed. Bernard F. Rodgers, Jr., and Derek Parker Royal. Philip Roth Studies 3.1 (2007): 3-24. (With David Brauner; Bernard F. Rodgers, Jr.; Mark Shechner; and Debra Shostak).
“Foreword; Or, A Fine Romance.” Foreword for Philip Roth’s Postmodern American Romance: Critical Essays on Selected Works. Jane Statlander. Peter Lang, 2010. ix-xi.
“Foreword; Or, Reading within the Gutter.” Foreword for Approaches to Multicultural Comics: From Zap! to Blue Beetle. Ed. Frederick Luis Aldama. U of Texas P, 2010. ix-xi.
“Foreword: Of Panels and Patrons.” Foreword for Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives: Essays on Readers, Research, History and Cataloging. Ed. Robert G. Weiner. McFarland, 2010. 3-4.
Review of The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches, ed. by Samantha Baskin and Ranen Omer Sherman; Yiddishkeit: The Jewish Vernacular and the New Land, ed. by Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle; Jewish Images in Comics: A Visual History, by Frederick Strömberg; and Superman Is Jewish?: How Comic Book Superheroes Came to Serve Truth, Justice, and the Jewish-American Way, by Harry Brod. MELUS 38.4 (2013): 247-52.
Review essay on 500 Essential Graphic Novels: The Ultimate Guide, by Gene Kannenberg; and The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels, by Danny Fingeroth; The 101 Best Graphic Novels, by Stephen Weiner; and Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know, by Paul Gravett. International Journal of Comic Art 12.1 (2010): 483-492.
Review of Philip Roth — Countertexts, Counterlives by Debra Shostak. Studies in American Jewish Literature 24 (2005): 222-24.
Review of Woody Allen: A Casebook by Kimball King, ed. Film Criticism 26.3 (2002): 77-80.
Review of Latent Destinies: Cultural Paranoia and Contemporary U.S. Narrative by Patrick O’Donnell. Symplokē: A Journal for the Intermingling of Literary, Cultural and Theoretical Scholarship 9.1-2 (2002): 195-97.
Review of The Soup Has Many Eyes: From Shtetl to Chicago – A Memoir of One Family’s Journey through History by Joann Rose Leonard. Studies in American Jewish Literature, 19 (2000): 82-83.
“Philip Roth: A Bibliography of the Criticism, 1994-2003.” Studies in American Jewish Literature 23 (2004): 145-59.
“Annual Bibliography, Philip Roth Criticism and Resources.” Published annually in the fall issues of Philip Roth Studies, 2004-present.