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Tonal Intelligence: The Aesthetics of Asian Inscrutability During the Long Cold War (2020)
Infrastructures of Apocalypse: American Literature and the Nuclear Complex (2020),and%20resource%20in%20the%20period.
Mourning the Nation to Come: Creole Nativism in Nineteenth-Century American Literatures (2020)
Experimental: American Literature and the Aesthetics of Knowledge (2019)
The Disappearing Christ: Secularism in the Silent Era (2019)
The Race Card: From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities (2019)
Empire of Defense: Race and the Cultural Politics of Permanent War (2019)
The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor (2018)
Slantwise Moves: Games, Literature, and Social Invention in Nineteenth-Century America (2018)
Civic Longing: The Speculative Origins of U.S. Citizenship (2018)
The Black Skyscraper: Architecture and the Perception of Race (2017)
Contemporary Drift: Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present (2017)
Cultivation and Catastrophe: The Lyric Ecology of Modern Black Literature (2017)
Poetic Modernism in the Culture of Mass Print (2016)
The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl (2016)
The Transatlantic Zombie: Slavery, Rebellion, and Living Death (2015)
Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism (2015)