Andrew Hoberek

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

Contemporary US and global literature; twentieth-century American literature; comics and graphic novels; film and visual culture; hip-hop

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. He is also an affiliate faculty member in the Black Studies Program (https://blackstudies.missouri.edu).

Education: 

PhD 1998, University of Chicago

Select Publications: 
  • Andrew Hoberek, "The Forever War, or, Did the Cold War Really End?." Neocolonial Fictions, ed. Steven Belletto and Joseph Keith (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, forthcoming)
  • Andrew Hoberek, "Wallace and American Literature.” The Cambridge Companion to David Foster Wallace, ed. Ralph Clare (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018)
  • Andrew Hoberek, “Literary Genre Fiction.” American Literature in Transition: 2000-2010, ed. Rachel Greenwald Smith (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017)
  • Andrew Hoberek, “Post-recession Realism.” Neoliberalism and Contemporary Literary Culture, ed. Mitchum Huehls and Rachel Greenwald Smith (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017) 
  • Andrew Hoberek, ed., Postmodern/Postwar—and After (with Jason Gladstone and Daniel Worden; Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2016), www.uipress.uiowa.edu
  • 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