Susan L. Mizruchi

Department of English
Boston University
236 Bay State Road
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
617-358-2529 (Office)
mizruchi@bu.edu (E-Mail)

Chronicle of Higher Education Profile
The Chronicle of Higher Education: “A Literary Scholar Examines the Role That Sacrifice Plays in Modern Western Society”

Lolita in History
American Literature: “Lolita in History”

School of MartyrdomReligion and Literature: “The School of Martyrdom”

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education
  2. Academic Positions
  3. Publications
  4. Lectures and Papers
  5. Teaching
  6. Professional Activity
  7. Academic Honors
  8. Presentations/Interviews for Brando’s Smile
  9. Books Under Contract


Ph.D. Princeton University, Department of English, 1985
M.A. Princeton University, Department of English, 1983
B.A. Washington University (St. Louis) Departments of English and History, 1981

Academic Positions

Lecturer on English at Princeton University, 1985-86
Assistant Professor of English at Boston University, 1986-1992
Associate Professor of English at Boston University, 1992-1998
Professor of English at Boston University, 1998-
Director, Boston University Center for the Humanities, 2016-
William Arrowsmith Professor in the Humanities, 2017-



  • Brando’s Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work (Norton, 2014; paperback, 2015); Film Rights Sold, 2016
  • The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915 (University of North Carolina Press, 2008, completely revised version of 2005 Cambridge Book, w/new chapter four)
  • Becoming Multicultural: Culture, Economy, and the Novel, 1860-1920 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), Chinese Translation published 2008
  • The Science of Sacrifice: American Literature and Modern Social Theory (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998) reprinted as an electronic book from Princeton University Press, 2002.
  • The Power of Historical Knowledge: Narrating the Past in Hawthorne, James, and Dreiser (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988). Part of Chapter Four reprinted in The Bostonians (New York: Everyman, 1994)

Books Edited:

  • Religion and Cultural Studies (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001)


  • “The School of Martyrdom: Culture and Class in ‘Catcher in the Rye,” Religion and Literature (Summer 2015), pp. 23-40.
  • “Marlon Brando Biographies,” Marlon Brando Official Website (August, 2012); “Brando for Our Times” Medium.Com (July 1, 2014); “Brando vs. Coppola: Debunking the Myth of Apocalypse Now” Huffington Post.Com (July, 2014); “Discovering Brando: Review of Listen To Me MarlonEat/Drink/Films.Com, Issue 68, 8/8/15
  • “Risk Theory and the Contemporary American Novel,” American Literary History (Spring 2010), pp. 1-27.
  • “Loose Canons and Representative Works in Religion and Literature,” Religion and Literature (Fall 2009)
  • “Gibson’s ‘Passion’ in Ethical Perspective,” Journal of Renmin University of China, 2 (Spring 2007), pp. 82-86.
  • Lolita in History,” American Literature 75 (September 2003), pp. 629-652.
  • “Becoming Multicultural,” American Literary History 15 (Spring 2003), pp. 39-60.
  • “The Place of Ritual in Our Time,” American Literary History 12 (Fall 2000), pp. 467-492 and Religion and Cultural Studies (Princeton University Press, 2001), pp. 56-79.
  • “Neighbors, Strangers, Corpses: Death and Sympathy in the Early Writings of W.E.B. DuBois,” in Centuries’ Ends, Narrative Means, ed. Robert D. Newman (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996), pp. 191-211; 355-360; reprinted in The Norton Critical Edition of The Souls of Black Folk ed. Henry Louis Gates (New York: Norton, 1999).
  • “Reproducing Women in the Awkward Age,” Representations (Spring, 1992), pp. 107-136. Reprinted in Working Papers 27 (1991), pp. 1-49, John F. Kennedy-Institute, Free University Berlin, Germany.
  • “Cataloging the Creatures of the Deep: ‘Billy Budd, Sailor’ and the Rise of Sociology,” in Special Issue of Boundary 2 on American Literature and Historicism 17 (Spring, 1990), pp. 272-304. Reprinted in Americanist Interventions into the Canon ed. Donald Pease (Durham: Duke University Press, 1994).
  • “The Imagination as Cultural Space,” New England Quarterly 62 (March, 1989), pp. 105-115.
  • “The Uses of History in American Literary Scholarship, or, What We Mean When We Talk About History,” Western Humanities Review 41 (Fall, 1987), pp. 290-300.
  • “The Politics of Temporality in The Bostonians” Nineteenth-Century Fiction 40 (Fall, 1985), pp. 1987-215.

Contributions to Books:

  • “Gertrude Stein,” Companion to American Thought ed. Richard Fox and James Kloppenberg (Cambridge: Blackwell Publishers), 1996.
  • “Fiction and the Science of Society,” The Columbia History of the American Novel (New York: Columbia University Press, 1991), pp. 189-215.
  • “John Barnard,” Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 24: American Colonial Literature (1984), pp. 10-12.
  • “Thomas Reid,” Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 31: American Colonial Literature (1985), pp. 318-321.


  • “Like A Rose Rabbi,” Kansas Quarterly, 15 (Winter, 1983), pp. 63-74.

Lectures and Papers

  • “Democratizing Addition: The Epic Ambitions of Infinite Jest and Breaking Bad,” Annual Vardi Memorial Lecture, Tel Aviv University, May 30,2019
  • “The Literature of Grief,” Symposium on Death and Dying, BU School of Public Health, Co-sponsored by BUCH, February 12, 2019
  • “Democratizing Addiction: The Epic Ambitions of Infinite Jest and Breaking Bad,” BUCH Forum, “Humanities Approaches to the Opioid Crisis,” October 13, 2018
  • Annual Gitner Lecture, Boston University, “Narratives: Humanities Approaches to the Opioid Crisis,” September 20, 2018
  • “Discovering Brando,” American Studies Lecture Series, September 28, 2017, Friends Speaker Series, Howard Gotlieb Archives, October 12, 2017, Morning Lectures, BUA Academy, November 9, 2017
  • “A Humanities Approach to the Opioid Crisis” Public Lecture, The Boston Athenaeum, June 13, 2017
  • “Brando’s Library,” Keynote Lecture, “The Promise of Paradise Conference on Private Libraries,” Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, June 18, 2016
  • “Brando Film Politics: Overturning the Myth of the 1960s Films,” Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 30, 2015
  • “The School of Martyrdom: Reconsidering ‘Catcher in the Rye’ Raymond Schwager Memorial Lecture, Notre Dame University, July 1, 2010; Boston University Evergreen Lecture, October 26, 2010
  • “Risk Theory and the Contemporary American Novel,” Boston University Humanities Foundation, December 8, 2008; Notre Dame University, December 12, 2008
  • “Four Exercises in Literary History,” Washington University in St. Louis, January 11, 2007
  • “Rewriting American Literary Realism,” University of California, Irvine, March 1, 2006
  • “Gibson’s ‘Passion’ in Ethical Perspective,” American Literature Division Panel, MLA, 2004
  • “Lolita in History,” Lectures on Criticism, Boston University, September 18, 2003
  • “Commentary” Panel on “Jews and Others,” American Literature Association Convention, May 23, 2003
  • “Becoming Multicultural” (expanded lecture version of ALA 2001 paper), Syracuse University, December 4, 2002
  • “Becoming Multicultural,” Panel on Literary History, American Literature Association Convention, May 25, 2001
  • “Religion and Cultural Studies,” University of Pennsylvania, March 28, 2001
  • “Lolita in History,” Bryan Lecture, University of Kentucky, Lexington (January 22, 2001)
  • “The Science of Sacrifice: American Literature and Modern Social Theory,” Food for Thought Lecture Series, Marsh Chapel, Boston University (May 4, 1999)
  • “The Place of Ritual in Our Time” Brandeis University (December 16, 1998); Harvard University (April 29, 1999)
  • “Getting Religion” The Futures of American Studies Institute, Dartmouth University (June 25, 1998); Aesthetics and Difference Conference, University of California, Riverside (October 25, 1998); History in the Making Symposium, University of Wisconsin, Madison, (March 26, 1999)
  • “The Science of Sacrifice” (December, 1997, MLA Convention, “Imagining Religion in an Era of Cultural Studies,” Special Session, Session Organizer)
  • “Neighbors, Strangers, Corpses: Death and Sympathy in the Early Writings of W.E.B. DuBois” Huntington Library (May 6, 1995) and University of California, Santa Barbara (June 1, 1995)
  • “The Science of Sacrifice: American Literature and Modern Social Theory” Huntington Library Research Reports (April 25, 1995)
  • “Sacrificial Arts and Sciences” Claremont Graduate School (April 18, 1995)
  • “W.E.B. DuBois and the Dialogue of Death” (December, 1994, MLA Convention, “The African-American Author as Sociologist,” Special Session, Session Organizer)
  • “Strangers, Neighbors, Corpses: Death and Sympathy in the Early Writings of W.E.B. DuBois” (Centuries Ends, Narrative Means Conference, Texas A&M University, April, 1994)
  • “Social Marks: Typology and Method in Giddings, Stein, and DuBois” The Hebrew University, Jersualem (May 30, 1993)
  • “Gertrude Stein and the Art of Social Description” (University of Rome, April 27, 1993)
  • “Social Marks: Typology and Method in Giddings, Stein, and DuBois” (Northwestern University, October 2, 1992)
  • “Typology in Giddings and Stein” (American Studies Association Convention, November, 1992)
  • “From Philadelphia Negroes to Black Souls: W.E.B. DuBois and the Science of Society” (American Literature Association Convention, May 26, 1991)
  • “The Social Context of Literary Study” (Vanderbilt U., May 14, 1991)
  • “Reproducing Women in Henry James” (Free University, Berlin, April 27, 1991)
  • “Billy Budd, Sailor and the Late Nineteenth-Century Context” (University of Venice, April 23, 1991)
  • “Reproducing Women in Henry James” (University of California, Berkeley, March 1, 1991)
  • “Women and Marriage in Gyp and James” (French Literature Panel on Social Theory and Social Fiction, December, 1990 MLA Convention)
  • “American New Historicism At The Turn Of The Century: The Critic as Social Scientist” (Special Session, December, 1988 MLA Convention)
  • “Bridging Personality and Society: The Subject as Type in Simmel and Weber” (Marxist Literary Group Panel, December, 1987 MLA Convention)
  • “Literary Concord” (USIA English Teaching Institute, August, 1986)
  • “Strategies of Forgetting in Henry James” (Special Session, December, 1986 MLA Convention)
  • “The Possibilities for Feminine Critical History in James” (James Society, NEMLA Convention, April, 1986)
  • “Narrating the Truths of the Hearth: The Power of History in Hawthorne” (Special Session, December, 1985 MLA Convention)



  • American Realism and Naturalism
  • American Stereotypes: Readings in American Literature
  • American Studies Seminar
  • The Contemporary American Novel
  • Death and Mourning in the Era of American Realism (Graduate Seminar)
  • The Double American Renaissance (Graduate Seminar)
  • Feminist Theory (Graduate Seminar)
  • Feminist Theory
  • Gender and Ritual in the American Novel (Graduate Seminar)
  • Introduction to Literary Theory (Graduate Seminar)
  • Love and Death in Twentieth-Century Fiction of the Americas
  • The Modern American Novel
  • The Myth of the Family in Classic American Film, Literature, and TV
  • The Nineteenth-Century American Novel
  • Nineteen-Fifties America (Graduate Seminar)
  • On the Road in American Literature and Film
  • Proseminar in Literature: Renaissance Love/Modern Death
  • Readings in Modern Literature
  • Religion and Violence in American Culture (Graduate Seminar)
  • Religion and Violence in American Culture
  • Rewriting American Realism (Graduate Seminar)
  • Risk and Contemporary American Culture (Graduate Seminar)
  • Survey of English Literature: Defoe to Woolf
  • Texts and Contexts in the Writings of Henry James (Graduate Seminar)
  • Writing Women: Crossing Cultures and Genres in Modern to Contemporary Literature

Graduate Supervision (American Studies, English, Religion):

Dissertation Director:

  • Shitsuyo Masui (AS) Degree, 1995: “Women, Witchcraft, and Religion in Hawthorne’s Novels”
  • Molly Childers (EN) Degree 1998: “Female Adolescence in the American Novel”
  • David Shawn (AS) Degree, 1998: “The Transformation of Oratory in Antebellum America”
  • Jeanne Quinn (EN) Degree, 2000: “Democratic Aesthetics in the 1930s”
  • Naomi Sofer (EN) Degree, 2000: “Rites of Authorship: Women and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Novels”
  • Bryan Waterman (AS) Degree, 2000: “The Friendly Club and Eighteenth-Century Intellectual Cultures”
  • Sohui Lee (EN) Degree, 2001: “The Pens of the Democratic Party”
  • Jennifer Ho (EN) Degree, 2002: “Consumption in Contemporary Asian-American Literature”
  • Kathy Lawrence (AS) Degree, 2003: “Aesthetic Transcendentalism and its Legacy”
  • Elif Armbruster (AS) Degree 2005: “Reading Three Dimensions: Nineteenth-Century Authors & Architecture”
  • Marjorie Purnine (RE) Degree 2005: “Sentimental Pieties: Literary and Religious Crises of Loss”
  • Thomas Nesbit (RE) Degree 2005: “Spiritualizing Excess in the Writings of Henry Miller”
  • John Tessitore (AS): Degree 2006 “Whitmania: Poet Worship and the Free Religion Association”
  • Johnny Lew (AS): Degree 2006 “Travels in a World Economy, 1492-1666”
  • Christine Kraemer (RE): Degree 2007 “The Erotic Fringe: Sexual Minorities and Religion”
  • Stephen Hodin (AS): Degree 2008 “Jefferson’s Ghost: Slavery and Machinery in America”
  • Joshua Pederson (RE): Degree 2008 “Gnostic Worlds in Contemporary American Culture”
  • Hannah Carlson (AS): Degree 2008 “Pockets, Possessions and the Ordering of Things”
  • Eoin Cannon (EN): Degree 2009 “Religions of Recovery: Addiction in Modern Culture”
  • Diane Hotten-Somers (AS): Degree 2011 “Ethnicity and Cultural Nationalism in Irish Drama”
  • Patton Dodd (RE): Degree 2011 “Religious Violence in Film”
  • John Barnard (EN): Degree 2011 “Icarian Exceptions: Race, Revision, and American Myth”
  • Gillian Mason (AS): Degree 2012 “Censorship, Obscenity, and American Culture, 1970-1986”
  • Stephanie Byttebier (EN): Degree 2012 “Trials of Empathy in James and Cather”
  • Arielle Zibrak (EN): Degree 2013 “Aesthetic Counter Traditions in Anglo-American Culture”
  • Jessica Kent (EN): Degree 2015 “Novelizing James: Contemporary Fiction’s Obsession with The Master and His Work”
  • Heather Holcombe (EN): Degree 2015 “Made in America: Fictions of Genetic Industry”
  • Erin Salius (EN): Degree 2015 “The Catholic Margin in Contemporary Narratives of Slavery”
  • Paul Edwards (AS): Degree 2017 “Louis Douglas and Jonny Spielt Auf: Performing Blackness in Interwar Germany”
  • Sarah O’Connor (AS): Gender Identity and Social Movements
  • Samantha Pickette (AS): Women Writers and Philip Roth
  • Christine D’Auria (AS): Labor in Hollywood in the HUAC Era
  • Jason Michelitch (AS): Film Pragmatism

Second Reader:

  • Frederick DiMarco (EN), Degree, 1989
  • Julia Grant (AS) Degree, 1990
  • Kristin Flieger Samuelian (EN), Degree, 1991
  • Dierdre Phelps (EN), Degree, 1993
  • Katie Kodat (EN), Degree, 1993
  • Kristin King (EN), Degree, 1994
  • Kim Sanders (AS) Degree, 1994
  • Mark Eaton (EN), Degree, 1996
  • Amal Amireh (EN) Degree, 1997
  • Becky Noel (AS) Degree, 1999

In addition, I have served as examiner on seventy-five Ph.D. qualifying exams in English, American Studies, and Religion.

Professional Activity

  • Advisory Board of Museum of Fine Arts, 2018
  • Board Member of The Boston Public Library’s Anti-Slavery Collection, 2017-
  • National Humanities Association, Conference Planning Committee, 2016-
  • Advisory Board of The History Makers, 2016-
  • U.S. Delegate for Literature, Film, and Media Studies, Oxford University Press, 2016-
  • U.S. Delegate for Literature, Oxford University Press, 2011-2016
  • Advisory Council, Princeton University English Dept., 2013-
  • Consultant, PBS, American Masters Documentaries, 2014-
  • Consultant, Canadian Government, Concordia University, English Ph.D. Program, 2014
  • Tenure Review Committees: Notre Dame University, 2014; Harvard U. 2009; U. Michigan 2009; U. Pennsylvania, 2007; U. Kentucky, 2004
  • Reviewer, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Reviewer for American Council of Learned Societies, Fellowships, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Reader for Oxford University Press, Harvard University Press, Duke University Press, U. of Chicago Press, Princeton University Press, Ohio State University Press, PMLA, Early American Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, The American Quarterly, American Literary History, History of the Human Sciences.
  • Consultant, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990-1995, 2000-2006
  • Selection Committee for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 2002-2003
  • Faculty of the Teachers as Scholars Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1999-2005, 2010-2011, 2014-
  • Modern Language Association Committee on Prize for Best First Book, 1991
  • Panelist/Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowships for University Teacher, 1989
  • Boston University: Faculty Council, 1993-4; Dean’s Chairman Search Committee; Academic Policy Committee, 1995-1998; College of Arts and Sciences Appointments and Tenure Committee, 2002-2003; Sexual Harassment Committee, 2003-2006; Division of Religion and Theological Studies Review Committee, 2006-2007; School of Hospitality Administration Dean Search Committee 2009-2010; Faculty Advisor to Burn – Student Literary Magazine (2000-2005); Ex Libris Advisory Committee; Faculty Advisor to Coup D’Etat-Student Literary Magazine, 2013-; UROP Award Sponsor, 2015; Member of Jewish Cultural Endowment Board, 2016-; Member of Boston University Arts Council, 2016-; College of Fine Arts Dean Search Committee, 2016-1017; Library Head Provost’s Search Committee, 2017-2018, College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Search Committee, 2018-2019; President’s Honorary Degree Committee, 2018-2019
  • Boston University English Department: Senior Americanist Search Committee; Chair Junior Americanist Search Committee; English Renaissance Search Committee; Chair African Literature of the Americas Search Committee; Chair 19th C. American/Transatlantic Poetry Search Committee; Chair Early American Transatlantic Literature Search Committee; Film Search Committee; Chair Promotion Committees, 2011, 2013; Chair Tenure Review Committee, 2014; Chair Tenure Review Committee, 2016; Mentor to Junior Faculty, 2011-, Head of Job Placement for Graduate Students, Fall 2000-1, 2014-15; Graduate Committee (1996-2001, 2013-), Lectures In Criticism Series Committee; Academic Policy Committee; Junior Appointments Committee; Department Colloquium Committee; Undergraduate Curriculum Committee; Graduate Student Exams Committee
  • Boston University American Studies Graduate Committee, 1989; 1993-4; 1995-96; 2000-01; Admissions Committee, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008
  • Dartmouth School of Criticism and Theory, 1987
  • Member of Modern Language Association, American Literature Association, Northeastern Modern Language Association, American Studies Association

Academic Honors

  • Annual Vardi Memorial Lecture, Tel Aviv University, 2019
  • William Arrowsmith Endowed Chair in Humanities, 2017-
  • Fulbright Award, Brazil, 2015
  • Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Education, 2015
  • Brando’s Smile: Financial Times “Best Books of 2014”; Booklist Editor’s Choice, 2014
  • Senior Research Fellowship, Boston University Humanities Foundation, 2008-2009
  • Raymond Schwager Memorial Lecturer, Notre Dame University, 2010
  • Certificates of Appreciation, BU Class of 2007, 2008 Teacher Honoree
  • Nominated for Metcalf Teaching Award BU, 2005 (declined), 2010
  • Anne Shachter Smith Memorial Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University, Fall 2003 (declined)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Boston University Honors Program, 2001
  • Selection Committee for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2001
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2001-2002
  • Radcliffe Institute For Advanced Study, Senior Fellowship, 2001 (declined)
  • American Council of Learned Societies, Senior Fellowship, 2001 (declined)
  • Scholarship Profiled in The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 12, 1998
  • Fulbright Visiting Professorship at Tel Aviv University, June, 1996 (declined)
  • Fletcher S. Jones Fellowship, The Huntington Library, 1995
  • Howard S. Eckles Fellowship, University of Utah Humanities Center, 1994-95 (declined)
  • Research Affiliate, Woodrow Wilson Center, Smithsonian (1990-91)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship for University Teachers, (1990-91)
  • Cited in Boston University Free Press as one of the best teachers at B.U., 1988
  • Junior Research Fellowship, Boston University Humanities Foundation, 1988-1989
  • Research Grant, Boston University, Summer, 1987
  • Tuition Scholarship for Dartmouth Theory School, 1987
  • Harold S. Dodds Dissertation Fellowship, Princeton U., 1984-85
  • Princeton University Graduate Fellowship, 1981-3
  • Award for Fiction, Kansas Quarterly Prizes, 1983
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Washington University, 1981
  • Student Representative: W.U. Board of Trustees, 1980-1
  • Antoinette G. Dames Award, in Political Science (W.U.), 1980
  • F. Ward Denys Prize, in English (W.U.), 1979

Presentations, Interviews, Reviews for Brando’s Smile


  • Introduction, On The Waterfront, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA, 6/23/14
  • Bookstore Event, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA, 6/23/14
  • Bookstore Event, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA, 6/24/14
  • Bookstore Event, Chevalier’s Books, Los Angeles, CA, 7/13/14
  • Introduction, Mutiny on the Bounty, New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles, CA, 7/15/14
  • Bookstore Event, Larry Edmunds Bookstore, Hollywood, CA, 7/16/14
  • Introduction, Streetcar Named Desire, The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA,7/16/14
  • Introduction, The Young Lions, The New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles, CA, 7/17/14
  • Bookstore Event, Newtonville Books, Newton, MA, 7/30/14
  • Bookstore Event, Boston University Barnes and Noble, 10/1/14
  • Moderator for Screen Actors Guild Foundation Screening of Listen To Me Marlon, Panel Q&A, Broadway, 7/27/15


  • Larry Mantle Show, KPCC NPR Live Radio, Los Angeles, CA, 6/17/14
  • NPR Television Network, Live Radio, New Orleans, Louisiana, 6/20/14
  • Frank DeCaro Show, Sirius XM Satellite Live Radio, Los Angeles, CA, 7/10/14
  • Judith Regan Show, Sirius XM Satellite Live Radio, New York, NY, 7/12/14
  • Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC Live Radio, New York, NY, 7/22/14
  • Huffington Post Live Television Streaming, New York, NY 7/22/14
  • Dave Hodgson Show, Talk Radio Europe, Live, 7/29/14
  • Moncrieff Show, Newstalk Dublin, Live Radio, 7/29/14
  • Monocle 24 Live Radio, London, 8/7/14
  • Larry Rifkin Show, 1320 WATR Live Radio, Connecticut, 8/12/14
  • Morning Magazine, WFAW Live Radio, Wisconsin, 8/15/14
  • Jordan Rich Show, WBZ Radio, CBS Boston, MA, 8/15/14
  • Prime Time Drive, WNWS Live Radio, Tennessee, 8/20/14
  • Gary Shapiro: From the Bookshelf, KUSP NPR, 9/29/14
  • The Film Programme, BBC Radio, 2/20/15
  • O Globo Interview, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 7/9/15
  • Boston Herald Radio, 9/2/15
  • Daily Telegraph, London, 2/11/18
  • El Pais, 2/23/18


  • Kirkus (5/6/14)
  • Booklist (Starred Review 5/15/14)
  • Biblioklept (6/6/14)
  • London Daily Express (6/14/14)
  • Washington Post (6/20/14)
  • Publishers Weekly (6/23/14)
  • London Daily Mail (6/24/14)
  • Capital and Main (6/26/14)
  • Atlantic Monthly (6/26/14)
  • Financial Times “Books of the Year so far” (6/30/14)
  • Wall Street Journal (7/3/14)
  • Boston Globe (7/5/14)
  • Turner Classic Movies.Com (7/11/14)
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer (7/20/14)
  • Vanity Fair (7/22/14)
  • Huffington Post (7/22/14)
  • Los Angeles Magazine (7/22/14)
  • Financial Times (7/25/14)
  • The Sunday Times, London (7/27/14)
  • The New York Times Book Review (7/27/14)
  • Omaha World-Herald (7/27/14)
  • London Evening Standard (7/28/14)
  • Los Angeles Times (7/30/14)
  • Broadway Direct.com “Summer 2014 Broadway Reading List”
  • The Jewish Journal (7/31/14)
  • The London Times (8/9/14)
  • Slant (8/9/14)
  • Sequart.org Magazine (8/11/14)
  • KSKO 1080 AM Radio, Santa Cruz, CA, Live Book Review (8/20/14)
  • The New Statesman; The National (9/11/14)
  • World Socialist (11/19/14)
  • The Financial Times Best Books of 2014 (11/28/14)
  • The New York Review of Books (1/8/15)
  • Book Excerpt Published AIR Magazine, April 2019

Books Under Contract

  • Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age , Editor, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
  • A Very Short Introduction: Henry James, New York: Oxford University Press, 2020