David J. Alworth | John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities

Education: B.A. 2006 New York University
Ph.D. 2012 University of Chicago

Phone: 617-496-4904
Office Hours: Tuesday 2–4pm
Office: Barker 143


Twentieth-century American literature and culture; visual art; social theory.

Selected Works:

Art Novels: Fiction, Digital Media, and the Production of the Present (Princeton UP, forthcoming); The Book Cover: Art at the Edges of Literature, with Peter Mendelsund (Ten Speed/Crown/PRH, forthcoming); “Paratextual Art,” ELH 84.1 (forthcoming spring 2019); “Latour and Literature,” Theory Matters: The Place of Theory in Literary and Cultural Studies Today, edited by Martin Middeke and Christoph Reinfandt (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form (2015); “The Look of the Book,” Public Books, 15 July 2015: http://www.publicbooks.org/the-look-of-the-book/; “Pynchon’s Malta,” Post45: Peer Reviewed. “Melville in the Asylum: Literature, Sociology, Reading,” American Literary History 26.2 (2014): 234–261; “Supermarket Sociology,” New Literary History 41.2 (Spring 2010): 301–327, republished in New Literary History: Best Essays of the Last Twenty Years in Chinese Translation (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2014)

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