Camilla Nelson has written a thoughtful and incisive review of Poetics for the More-Than-Human World: An Anthology of Poetry and Commentary, edited by by Mary Newell, Bernard Quetchenbach, and Sarah Nolan, published last year by Spuyten Duyvil (and in which I have a couple poems). The review appeared in vol. 2, no. 1 of Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities.
Guest Appearance on The Jabsteps: Review of LeBron, Inc., by Brian Windhorst
I made another appearance on The Jabsteps podcast filling in for Salvatore Pane in episode 116: “The Review of LeBron, Inc. with Dr. Bradley J. Fest.” Geoff Peck and I talk about Brian Windhorst’s new book, LeBron, Inc.: The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete (New York: Grand Central, 2019). For our previous review of Brian Windhorst and and Dave McMenamin’s book, Return of the King (2017), check out episode 57, “Jabsteps Book Review with Dr. Brad Fest! Return of the King (LeBron not Tolkien).”
Review of David Foster Wallace and “The Long Thing”
I just found a review by Mathias Nilges, published earlier this year, of David Foster Wallace and “The Long Thing”: New Essays on the Novels (Bloomsbury, 2014), edited by Marshall Boswell. Nilges discusses at some length my contribution to the volume, “‘Then Out of the Rubble’: David Foster Wallace’s Early Fiction.” The review was published in the American Literary History Online Review, series ix, January 2017.
Another Guest Appearance on The Jabsteps: Review of Return of the King
I made another appearance on The Jabsteps podcast filling in for Salvatore Pane in episode 57:“Jabsteps Book Review with Dr. Brad Fest! Return of the King (LeBron not Tolkien).” Geoff Peck and I talk about the 2017 NBA Finals and review Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin’s book, Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History (New York: Grand Central, 2017).
Response from Alexander R. Galloway
Alexander R. Galloway has quite generously and critically responded to a recent review I wrote about his book, The Interface Effect (2012), in “Allegories of Control.”
Poetics of Control
I just wrote a review of Alexander R. Galloway’s The Interface Effect (Malden, MA: Polity, 2012) for The b2 Review. Check it out.
First Review of David Foster Wallace and “The Long Thing”
David Foster Wallace and “The Long Thing”: New Essays on the Novels, an exciting collection on Wallace’s work edited by Marshall Boswell (which I have contributed an essay to), just had its first review by Publisher’s Weekly. I’ll have a more detailed post about the book when it comes out later next month.
Review of Consider David Foster Wallace
My review of the first collection of essays on DFW, Consider David Foster Wallace: Critical Essays edited by David Hering, just appeared in the most recent issue of Critical Quarterly. Check out the first page here, and you can access the whole thing if you have university library access.
Review of Margaret Atwood’s Year of the Flood
Just wrote a review for Margaret Atwood’s new novel, The Year of the Flood, more-or-less a sequel to her excellent Oryx and Crake. Check it out here.