On Rules and Private Language. Legend Press Flash Fiction (October 2017)

That Obscure Object of Desire. Conjunctions 58: Riveted (Spring 2012)

New York SpleenPluck Magazine (April 2011)


Dead Ends: A Necroteleology in No Acts. Sublet (April 2018)

The Long History of a Short Form: The Aphorism from Hippocrates to Maggie Nelson. Lapham's Quarterly (May 2016)

Berlin Notebookn+1 (November 2014)

Wahlkampfzeitn+1 (June 2014)

On The People's Mic: Politics in the Age of Post-LiteracyJournal of Occupied Studies (February 2012)

The Eighteenth Brumaire of Michael R. BloombergThe Baffler (December 2009)

In Defense of Dueling. Philosophy Now (May/June 2008)


Phony War, Phony Peace: On Julien Gracq's Balcony in the Forest. The Baffler (November 2017)

The Accidental Avant-Gardist: Raymond Roussel's Lonely Place in Literature. Lapham's Quarterly (May 2017)

The Ambassadors' Plot: The American Abroad from James to Highsmith and Ozick. Lapham's Quarterly (March 2017)

Capitalism as Religion: Borislav Pekic's Houses3 Quarks Daily (1 August 2016)

Know Thyself: The Riddles of Anne Garréta's Sphinx. 3 Quarks Daily (27 June 2016)

The Prescriptivist's Progress3 Quarks Daily (30 May 2016)

On our Critical Categories: Pretentiousness. 3 Quarks Daily (2 May 2016)

Roger Caillois' Fifteenth Arrondissement. Paris Review Daily (August 2015)

Of Loopholes and Black Holes: Sergio de la Pava's A Naked Singularity. Dissent Magazine (Summer 2013)

Mathematics: by Jacques Roubaud. Bookforum (April 2012)

Paradoxes: Suicide and Literature. The New Inquiry (May 2011)

The Faces of Rimbaud. The New Inquiry (April 2011)

Achilles 2.0: Mathias Énard's ZoneThe New Inquiry (March 2011)

Wallace Stevens, Armchair Visionary. More Intelligent Life (January 2010)

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Frank O'Hara. More Intelligent Life (August 2008)

Reclaiming Paradise Lost: On Fish's Milton. Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism (2003)


Self-Consuming Cinema: On Last Year at Marienbad. The American Reader (October 2013)

The Captive Audience: On Bela Tarr's Satantango. The New Inquiry (June 2011)

Sophie Calle at Paula Cooper. WhiteHot Magazine of Contemporary Art (May 2009)

Sue Williams at David Zwirner. WhiteHot Magazine of Contemporary Art (October 2008)