In my academic research, I focus on the field of 20th-century American literary studies and cultural history, with attention to popular culture (including film and comics), publishing, law, sexuality, and Yiddish-language American culture. While I am a literary scholar by training and an inveterate close reader, my articles and chapters also typically adduce archival or otherwise inaccessible sources in order to broaden our conversation about a particular set of texts or questions.
“After 2000,” in Hana Wirth-Nesher, ed., The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature (Cambridge University Press, in progress).
“Dirty Words and Henry Roth’s Call It Sleep.” modernism/modernity. Forthcoming.
“Identity Recruitment and the ‘American Writer’: Steven Millhauser, Edwin Mullhouse, and Biographical Criticism,” Contemporary Literature 54:1 (Spring 2013): 23-48.
“Opatoshu’s Eroticism, American Obscenity,” in Gennady Estraikh, Mikhail Krutikov and Sabine Koller, eds., Joseph Opatoshu: A Yiddish Writer between Europe and America (Legenda, 2013), 172-83.
Co-editor and introduction, with Lori Harrison-Kahan, “The Future of Jewish American Literary Studies,” special issue of MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States 37:2 (Summer 2012).
“Isaac Goldberg and the Idea of Obscene Yiddish.” Lara Rabinovitch, Hannah Pressman, and Shiri Goren, eds. Choosing Yiddish: Studies in Yiddish Literature, Culture, and History (Wayne State University Press, 2012), 145-62.
“‘Wait for the Next Pictures’: Intertextuality and Cliffhanger Continuity in Cinema and Comic Strips, 1910-1914.” Cinema Journal 48:2 (Winter 2009): 3-25.
“‘Wanna Watch the Grown-Ups Doin’ Dirty Things?’: Jewish Sexuality and the Early Graphic Novel.” In Ranen Omer-Sherman and Samantha Baskind, eds. The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches (Rutgers University Press, 2008), 43-63.