I write, research, teach. My first book, Signature, a cultural chronicle & speculative essay, will be here soon. Most of my work takes place at the crossroads of modern literature, material cultures, and media studies.
I think that style is a kind of knowledge. And I subscribe to the Buck Mulligan school of critical practice: any object, intensely regarded, may be a gate of access to the incorruptible eon of the gods.
My essays & reviews are in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, The Economist, The Brooklyn Rail, 3:AM, Hyperallergic, and Aesthetica Magazine.
I am a Research Fellow at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, where I lecture & supervise on Anglophone literature. My academic work has appeared in Comparative Literature, Modernism/modernity, Journal of Modern Literature, and Essays in Criticism.
I am revising my doctoral dissertation into a second book. It offers a new reading of James Joyce’s interest in autography, his influence on contemporary novelists like Don DeLillo and Zadie Smith, and a media history of handwriting and biometrics.
I’ve lectured at the Sorbonne, Yale, UCL, Charles University (Prague), the University of Antwerp, and the Modernist Studies Association conferences (Pasadena / Columbus).
I was educated at Pomona College (BA), King’s College, Cambridge (MPhil), and Peterhouse, Cambridge (PhD).