Andrew Hoberek

Andrew Hoberek
Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of English; Chair of School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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Education

PhD 1998, University of Chicago

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).

Awards and Honors

Fellowship from the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University

Selected 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