08.03.2016

Henning Mankell's detective is always uneasy around those alien characters (the typographical kind).

08.26.2015

If we want to do sociology of literature, let’s get away from texts for a bit.

03.23.2015

In memory of a writer with the rare combination of democratic humanism and fantastic world-building imagination.

07.26.2014

Some methodological reflections after the DH 2014 conference. Parental advisory: Profanity, Sociology.

01.13.2014

Let’s talk about quantitative literary history and where you can find the best tacos al pastor.

04.05.2013

This post could also be called: Walter Benjamin in the Age of Me Noodling Around with Small Data.

02.11.2013

A slightly annotated reconstruction of my response to the survey distributed to all Rutgers faculty as part of the new president’s Strategic Planning initative. Subtitle: Why not be idealistic?

12.14.2012

(Co-written by AG and Ted Underwood.) Of all our literary-historical narratives it is the history of criticism itself that seems most wedded to a stodgy history-of-ideas approach—narrating change through a succession of stars or contending schools.

06.06.2012

What are the eras of publishing history? Are they literary eras?

05.16.2012

Seen through a sociologist’s eyes, the literary system can look very strange indeed.

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Andrew Goldstone
Andrew Goldstone is an Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. His book, Fictions of Autonomy: Modernism from Wilde to de Man, is published by Oxford University Press. He specializes in twentieth-century literature in English, with interests in modernist and non-modernist writing, literary theory, the sociology of literature, and the digital humanities.

Publications

Fictions of Autonomy: Modernism from Wilde to de Man
Oxford University Press | 2013