Publications

Book:

The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West  (Yale University Press, 2014).
* Winner of the Heyman Prize for Outstanding Publication (Yale University)
* Winner of the Harry Levin Prize for the Best First Book Published in the Field of Comparative Literature (American Comparative Literature Association)

Published Articles:

–“World Futures.” Critical Inquiry (Spring 2016).

–Forthcoming: “The Ghost and the Machine: Plates and Paratext in the Book of Mormon,” Americanist Approaches to the Book of Mormon, ed. by Elizabeth Fenton and Jared Hickman (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Technê-Zen and the Spiritual Quality of Global Capitalism.” Critical Inquiry: 38 (Autumn 2011): 17-70. Additional clips and images found here.

“The Chinese Parrot: Technê-Pop Culture and the Oriental Detective Film.” Modernism/modernity: 18.1 (2011). Media version with additional clips and images found here.

–“The Technê-Whim: Lin Yutang and the Invention of the Chinese Typewriter.” American Literature 82.2 (2010): 389-419. *** Winner of the 2010 Norman Foerster Prize for the best essay published in American Literature; read the ALS report here, pp. 9-11.

–“Global English Ideography and the Dissolve Translation in Hollywood Film.” Cultural Critique 72 Spring (2009): 89-136.  Additional clips and images found here.

“Modernist Scandals: Ezra Pound’s Translations of ‘The’ Chinese Poem.” Orient and Orientalisms in American Poetry and Poetics. Ed. by Sabine Sielke and Christian Kloeckner. Frankfurt: Lang, 2009: 145-165.

–“‘I Like Machines’: Boris Artzybasheff’s Machine Aesthetic and the Ends of Cyborg Culture.” Technoculture: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities 23.1 (2007): 120-142.

–“Decolonizing Cathay: Teaching the Scandals of Translation through Angel Island Poetry.” Transformations: Special Issue on Teaching in Translation 17.2 (2007): 15-30.

“‘Doing History’: Nuruddin Farah, Subaltern Studies, and the Postcolonial Trajectory of Silence.” Research in African Literatures 37.4 (2006): 161-176.

–“Naked Creatures: Robinson Crusoe, The Beast, and The Sovereign.Comparative Critical Studies 2.3 (2005): 337-348. (If you can read French, you might be interested to see Jacques Derrida’s responses to this essay when it was still just a seminar paper, here).

–“A Marvelous Work and a Possession: Book of Mormon Historicity in an Era of Postcolónialism.” Dialogue 38.4 (2005): 37-55.

Smaller Publications and Reviews:

“Novel Values: Review of The Value of the Novel by Peter Boxall,” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 50.2 (2017): 279-282.

“This Will Kill That: Silicon Valley’s Mission of Media Transcendence,” Paprika: Weekly Broadsheet of the Yale School of Architecture, XXI, 4.13.2017.

Review of Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism, in Critical Inquiry (Autumn 2016).

Review Essay on The Watchman in Pieces: Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood (Yale UP, 2014), Neocybernetics and Narrative (Minnesota, 2014), and Shockwaves of Possibility: Essays on Science Fiction, Globalization, and Utopia (Peter Lang, 2014), in American Literature (2015).

“Review of Modernism and the Orient,” in Twentieth-Century Literature 59.3 (2013): 513-519.

“Review of Pacific Rim Modernisms,” in Comparative Literature Studies 49.1 (2012): 126-129.

“Nuruddin Farah,” The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. Gen. ed. Brian W. Shaffer. Vol 3: World Fiction. Ed. John Clement Ball. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2010.

“Theory and the Democracy to Come: Review of Jacques Derrida, Rogues: Two Essays on Reason.” Postmodern Culture 15.4 (2005): Review.