Associate Professor
Park Hall 203

Associate Professor, PhD Rutgers University 2008, specializes in Contemporary American Literature.  His teaching and research interests include comics and graphic narratives, science fiction and theory of the novel.  He has published essays on Cormac McCarthy, Gilbert Hernandez, Frank Miller and Slavoj Zizek.  An article on comics literacy and cultural memory appeared in PMLA.  His book Arresting Development: Comics at the Boundaries of Literature has recently been published by the University of Texas Press.  He currently serves on the executive committee of the MLA's Comics and Graphic Narratives forum.

My Research Areas and Approaches