PUBLICATIONS:Closed Encounters

Books:  Closed Encounters: Literary Politics and Public Culture, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998


“Facing the Sonderkommando: Son of Saul and the Dynamics of Witnessing,” Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History,

“Circuitous Journeys: The Migration of Objects and the Trusteeship of Memory,” co-authored with Aubrey Pomerance, in Objects of War: The Material Culture of Conflict and Displacement, eds. Leora Auslander and Tara Zahra, Cornell: Cornell UP, 2018, 248-276

“The Witness Against the Archive: Towards a Microhistory of Christianstadt,” in Microhistory of the Holocaust, eds. Tal Bruttmann and Claire Zalc, Oxford: Berghahn, 2017, 300-314

“Beckett in Times of Crisis,” A review of Lance Duerfahrd, The Work of Poverty: Samuel Beckett’s Vagabonds and the Theater of Crisis, in Postmodern Culture 24:2 (2014):

“Testimony and Taboo: The Perverse Writings of Ka-Tzetnik 135633,” Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust, 28.1 (2014): 1-16

“The Lure of the Archive: The Atlas Projects of Walid Raad,” Comparative Critical Studies, 8.2-3 (2011): 277-93 Lure of the Archive

“Twemlow’s Abyss,” Partial Answers 9.2 (2011): 391-403

“Migrant Visions: The Scheunenviertel and Boyle Heights, Los Angeles,” in Transit und Transformation, ed. Verena Dohrn, Göttingen, Germany: Wallstein Verlag, 2010, 320-35 Migrant Visions

“Falling Under an Evil Influence,” in Promoting and Producing Evil, ed. Nancy Billas, New York: Rodopi, 2010, 67-93

“Narrative Tensions: The Eyewitness and the Archive,” Partial Answers 7.2 (2009): 261-278 Download (pdf)

“The Death and Discontents of Theory,” in Framing Theory’s Empire, ed. John Holbo, West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2007, 133-136

Sociable Robots und das Posthumane,” in Geschlechter-Revisionen: zur Zukunft von Feminismus und Gender Studies in den Kultur- und Literaturwissenschaften, eds. Sabine Lucia Müller and Sabine Schülting, Königstein, Germany: Ulrike Helmer Verlag, 2006, 165-189 Download

“From the Archives,” co-written with Arnold Dreyblatt, in Sign Here!: Handwriting in the Age of New Media, ed. Sonja Neef, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006, 134-149 Download (pdf)

“Criticism as Displacement,” in Theory’s Others: An Anthology of Dissent, eds. Daphne Patai and Will Corral, New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2005, 476-490

“Arnold Dreyblatt’s T Projekte,” in Inschriften: Arnold Dreyblatt, Frankfurt: Museum Judengasse, 2005, 17-22

“We Really Do Not Know How to Disagree with Each Other,” part of “Symposium: Teaching the Conflicts at 20 Years,” Pedagogy 3.2 (2003): 253-56

“Reste und erhaltene Spuren,” in Arnold Dreyblatt: Aus den Archiven, Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag, 2003: 98-100.

“Physiology, Mesmerism, and Walter Pater’s ‘susceptibilities to influence,” in Walter Pater: Transparencies of Desire, eds. Laurel Brake, Leslie Higgins, and Carolyn Williams, Greensboro, NC: ELT Press, 2002, 73-93

“Professional Discord,” College English 64.3 (2002): 84-95

“Alive in the Grave: Walter Pater’s Renaissance,” ELH 66 (1999): 1033-1051

“Knowing Better: Cultural Criticism, and the Pedagogical Imperative in the 1990s,” co-authored with Richard Burt, Diacritics 29.1 (1999): 72-91

“Memory Arena,”, 1998

“The Poverty of Conversation,” The Yale Journal of Criticism 9 (1996): 405-19

“Teachers, Not Advocates: Towards an Open Classroom,” in Advocacy in the Classroom: Propaganda versus Enlightenment, edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks and Phyllis Franklin, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996, 224-31

“Nachwort” in Who’s Who in Central and Eastern Europe 1933, by Arnold Dreyblatt, Berlin: Janus Press, 1995, 228-230

“Between Text and Image: The Literary Portrait,” a/b: Auto/biography Studies 10 (1995): 50-65

“Political Correctness: The Revenge of the Liberals” in The Administration  of the Aesthetic: Censorship, Political Criticism, and the Public Sphere, ed. Richard Burt, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994, 340-369

Illustrating Salome: Perverting the Text?” Word & Image 8 (1992): 124-32

“Reflection and Self‑Reflection: Narcissistic or Aesthetic Criticism?” Texas Studies in Language and Literature 34 (1992): 300-22

“The End of Illusion in L’Eve future,” in Modernity and Revolution in Late Nineteenth-Century France, eds. Barbara T. Cooper, Newark, Del.: University of Delaware Press, 1992, 34-40

Salammbô and the Resistance of the Aesthetic,” Romance Notes 30 (1990): 237‑45

“On Pater’s Use and Abuse of Quotation,” The Arnoldian 14 (1987): 1‑20