Andrew Hoberek

Andrew Hoberek
Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of English
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Areas of Study: 
African Diaspora Studies
Film Studies, Digital Storytelling, and Visual Studies
Modern and Contemporary Literature
Research and Teaching: 

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 (https://lareviewofbooks.org). 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.

Education: 

PhD 1998, University of Chicago

Select Publications: 
  • Andrew Hoberek, "The Post-Apocalyptic Present," Public Books (June 15, 2015), www.publicbooks.org
  • Andrew Hoberek, ed., The Cambridge Companion to John F. Kennedy (Cambridge University Press, 2015), www.cambridge.org
  • Andrew Hoberek, Considering Watchmen: Poetics, Property, Politics (Rutgers University Press, 2015), rutgerspress
  • Andrew Hoberek. The Twilight of the Middle Class: Post-World War II American Fiction and White-Collar Work (Princeton University Press, 2005) www.pupress.princeton.edu
Awards and Honors: 

Fellowship from the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University