How to Apply for an Academic Job and Also Summon the Ancient Mesopotamian Demon PazuzuMcSweeney’s, 2019

How to Format Your Essay Using Any Style GuideMcSweeney’s, 2019

How to Finish Your Dissertation Before the Heat Death and Gradual Extinction of the UniverseMcSweeney’s, 2019

Literary Alternatives to “Ghosting” at PartiesMcSweeney’s, 2018

Nobody Really Sure What Cowboy Character Is Doing in DraculaRobot Butt, 2018

Colin Kaepernick Would Be a Distraction, So We’ve Signed Donald Trump To Be Our New QuarterbackPoints in Case, 2018

Board Games for Adjunct ProfessorsMcSweeney’s, 2018

Other Headlines About Snowflake Students Correctly Interpreting Works of LiteratureRobot Butt, 2018

Classic Literature Repurposed for MillennialsMcSweeney’s, 2017

The AdjunctPodWord Hoard, 2016


“Act Two for America”: Narcissism, Money, and the Death of American Literature in Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love StoryCanadian Review of American Studies, 2018

Race and the White Elephant War of 1884The Public Domain Review, 2017

George Washington at the Siamese CourtThe Public Domain Review, 2016

Transpacific InterpretationsCanadian Review of American Studies, 2015

Blood Money: Gresham’s Law, Property, and Race in Faulkner’s Go Down, MosesCanadian Review of American Studies, 2012

“This Alarming Generosity”: White Elephants and the Logic of the GiftAmerican Literature, 2011