Against the Event: The Everyday and the Evolution of Modernist Narrative (Oxford University Press, 2013) (link)


“‘Oh, the difference to me!’: Wordsworth, Lucy, and Postcolonial Guilt in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace,” (forthcoming, Moveable Type)”Enjoy his Symptoms?” The White Review (7 October 2013) (link)

“Blogging,” in Rethinking Therapeutic Culture (edited collection forthcoming from University of Chicago Press)

“‘This number is the nadir of passion’: Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience, English Language Notes, Vol. 48, No. 1. (Spring / Summer 2010) pp. 155-159 (link)

“Waiting,” in Restless Cities, eds. Matthew Beaumont and Gregory Dart, Verso (March 2010) (link)

“IKEA Modernism and the Perils of Innovation,” Modernism/modernity (September 2009) (link)

“‘Love at a Distance (Bloomism)’: The Chance Encounter and the Democratization of Modernist Style,” James Joyce Quarterly, 44.2 (2007) (link)

“Work, Unemployment, and the Exhaustion of Fiction in Heart of Darkness,” Novel: A Forum on Fiction, 39.3 (Summer 2006) (link)

“H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine and the ‘Odd Consequence’ of Progress,” Contemporary Justice Review, December 2005 (link)

“The Voice of the Plague: Disorder, Order, and Talk In Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year,” Literary London: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Representation of London, September 2003 (link)


“It’s all over Mao,” Review of Roland Barthes’s Travels in China, The New Statesman (6 December 2012) (link)

Review of Tom Bullough’s KonstantinThe Times Literary Supplement (15 June 2012)

Review of Occupy! Scenes from Occupied AmericaThe Observer (5 February 2012) (link)

“Attention Gets Deficited,” Review of Adam Levin’s The Instructions, The New Statesman (24 October 2011) (link)

“Beyond the Barricades,” frieze (October 2011) (link)

Short piece on Coetzee, frieze (September 2011) (link)

“The Day After,” n+1 (August 11, 2011) (link)

Review of Gordon Bowker, James Joyce: a Biography, The New Statesman (27 June 2011) (link)

“Sounds of Silence,” Review of Luke Williams, The Echo Chamber, The Times Literary Supplement (17 June 2011)

Review of David Foster Wallace, The Pale King, The Observer (25 April 2011) (link)

Review of Andrew Sean Greer, The Path of Minor Planets, The New Statesman (24 March 2011) (link)

“Why suffering,” Review of Kevin Brockmeier, The Illumination, The Times Literary Supplement (18 March 2011)

“Animal lovers,” Review of Benjamin Hale, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, The Times Literary Supplement (28 January 2011)

“Everyday utopias,” Review of John Berger, A Painter of Our Time and Corker’s Freedom, The New Statesman (15 December 2011) (link)

Review of Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (trans. Lydia Davis), The New Statesman (9 December 2010) (link)

“Bohemian soap opera,” Review of Paul Auster, Sunset Park, The New Statesman (18 November 2010) (link)

“Smaller than life,” Review of Philip Roth, Nemesis, The Times Literary Supplement (19 October 2010)

“Mind Reader,” frieze (September 2010) (link)

“After Theory,” Review of Gabriel Josipovici, What Ever Happened to Modernism?, The New Statesman (13 September 2010) (link)

“In the Foxhole,” Review of Karl Marlantes, Matterhorn, The Times Literary Supplement (13 August 2010)

“Aggregate Numbers,” Review of Adam Haslett, Union Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement (2 July 2010)

Review of Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited, The Times Literary Supplement (18 June 2010)

“Messiah Complex,” Review of Joshua Cohen’s Witz: The Story of the Last Jew on Earth, The New Statesman (14 June 2010) (link)

Review of Michael Chabon’s Manhood for Amateurs, The Observer (14 March 2010) (link)

Profile of Henri Lefebvre, The Philosophers’ Magazine (forthcoming)

“Sardonic Splifs,” Review of Jonathan Lethem, Chronic City, The New Statesman (18 January 2010) (link)

“The Net Effect,” Frieze (November – December 2009) (link)

“Show Me the Money,” with Nina Power, Frieze (October 2009) (link)

“The New Austerity,” Re-Public (October 2009) (link) (Greek translation)

“Professor of Desire,” Review of J.M. Coetzee’s Summertime, The New Statesman (10 September 2009) (link)

Review of Bryony Randall, Modernism, Daily Time and Everyday Life, Textual Practice (August 2009) (link)

Review of Stephen Mulhall, The Wounded Animal: J. M. Coetzee and the Difficulty of Reality in Literature and Philosophy, The Philosophers’ Magazine (July 2009) (link)

“The Fifth International,” n+1 (April 2009) (link)

“How Should We Live” (Review of Acumen Publishing’s The Art of Living Series), The Philosophers’ Magazine (1st Quarter 2009) (link)

“Realism, Reform, and the Transatlantic Novel,” (Review of Amanda Claybaugh, Novel of Purpose: Literature and Social Reform in the Anglo-American World), Novel: A Forum on Fiction, 41.2/3 (Spring/Summer 2008) (link)

“Anticipatory, Ordinary Apocalypse,” Kinofist Magazine, October 2008 (link)

“Another Summer of Growing Up” (Review of Martha Witt, Broken As Things Are), San Francisco Chronicle, 1 August 2004 (link)

“What is it like for X to be X?” (Review of J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Costello), Rain Taxi, Winter 2003-2004 (link)