Feinstein Academic Center 315
My teaching and research address the political economy of late-twentieth- and twenty-first-century culture. I’ve tracked isomorphisms between technical and literary systems in the contemporary novel of ethnicity, showing how a remarkable number of anglophone writers develop a “postracial” narrative form keyed at once to race’s declining political salience and its rising technical abstraction. I’ve also written about corporate branding and the visual rhetoric of environmentalism, political authorship in postmodern and contemporary novels, and cinematic video games. My book-in-progress, Cinema’s Hegemony: Medium & Empire at the Start of the Asian Century, is a study of the U.S./China geopolitical conjuncture and the evolution of the culture/power nexus.