Current Research and Talks

Book Project:

Intransitive Encounter: China and the US Before Exchange  (forthcoming from Columbia University Press, Fall 2018).

Essays Forthcoming:

Review of Marta Figlerowicz’s Flat Protagonists: A Novel Theory of Character (modernism/modernity, January 2018).

Review of Sharon Cameron’s The Bond of the Furthest Apart, (Comparative Literature, forthcoming March 2018).

Essays In Progress:

“Other People’s Books,” under review at Representations

Review of recent Chinese poetry (in translation) and poetics for TLS


“Intransitive Encounter,” Invited Talk, University of Copenhagen, March 23, 2017

“China and the US: Form Before Exchange,” Invited Talk, University of Sussex, March 14, 2017

“Intransitive Encounter,” Invited Talk, King’s College London, February 28, 2017

“Bookkeeping with Borges,” Workshop on Contingency organized by Christina Lupton, University of Warwick-Venice, May 2016