Andrew Hoberek

  office: 232 Tate
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office hours: MW 11-12:30
and by appointment

Research and teaching areas:
twentieth-century American literature;
literary and cultural theory

Andrew Hoberek teaches courses in twentieth and twenty-first-century American literature and culture. He is the author of The Twilight of the Middle Class: Post-World War II American Fiction and White-Collar Work (Princeton University Press, 2005) and Considering Watchmen: Poetics, Property, Politics (Rutgers University Press, 2015). He is also the editor of The Cambridge Companion to John F. Kennedy (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and the Comics / Graphic Novels Editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books ( His ongoing research projects include the relationship between US fiction and foreign policy since 1960, the genre turn in contemporary fiction, and the criticism of popular/corporate art forms like comics and hip hop.


PhD 1998, University of Chicago

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

  • English 4320/7320: 20th Century American Literature: Gilded Ages
  • English 4320/7320: 20th Century American Literature: The Graphic Novel and/as Contemporary Fiction
  • English 8070: History of Criticism and Theory
  • English 8320: Seminar in 20th Century American Literature

Selected Awards

  • Fellowship from the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University