Samuel Cohen

 

Publications    

 

books    shorter    textbooks    other    in progress

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Books

 

After the End of History: American Fiction in the 1990s. University of Iowa Press, 2009.

            Reviewed in American Literary History 24.2 (Spring 2012) 1-15; American Literary Scholarship: 2009 344; American Literature 82.2 (2010) 456; Booklist Online August 2009; Choice (awarded Outstanding Academic Title 2010); Contemporary Literature 52.3 (2011) 574-80; Twentieth-Century Literature 55.3 (Fall 2009) 416-22

 

The Legacy of David Foster Wallace, co-edited with Lee Konstantinou, University of Iowa Press, 2012. Reviewed in American Book Review, Bookforum (“Brief Conversation”); Choice; Fiction Advocate, Foreword; Review of Contemporary Fiction, Studies in the Novel; TLS (Times Literary Supplement)

 

 

Book Series

 

The New American Canon: The Iowa Series in Contemporary Literature and Culture,” University of Iowa Press, Series Editor

 

 

 

         

 

Articles, Book Chapters, Prefaces

 

“Introduction,” forthcoming reissue of Camden Joy, Boy Island (Verse Chorus Press, forthcoming)

 

“The Whiteness of David Foster Wallace,” solicited chapter for Postmodern Literature and Race, eds. Len Platt and Sara Upstone (Cambridge University Press, 2015), 228-43

 

“‘How helpless a person can be’: Sex, Art, and Politics in DeLillo’s “Baader-Meinhof,” invited submission, Voices in Italian Americana 23.2 (2013), 13-19; reprinted in “Anniversary Issue,” Voices in Italian Americana 26.1 (forthcoming 2015)

 

"Fables of American Collectivity Circa 2005: Chris Bachelder's U.S.!, Lydia Millet's Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, and George Saunders's Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil," invited submission, special issue, Amerikastudien/American Studies 57.2 (2013), 207-20

 

“‘To Wish to Try to Sing to the Next Generation’: Infinite Jest’s History,” The Legacy of  David Foster Wallace. Ed. Samuel Cohen and Lee Konstantinou, University of Iowa Press , 2012

 

“Introduction: Zoologists, Elephants, and Editors,” with Lee Konstantinou, The Legacy of  David Foster Wallace. Ed. Samuel Cohen and Lee Konstantinou, University of Iowa Press 2012

 

“The Novel in a Time of Terror: Middlesex, History, and Contemporary American Fiction” in Twentieth-Century Literature 53.3 (Fall 2007), 371-93

 

“Triumph and Trauma: In the Lake of the Woods and History,” in Clio: Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 53.3 (Spring 2007) , 219-36

 

Mason & Dixon & the Ampersand,” in Twentieth-Century Literature 48.3 (Fall 2002), 264-91

       

 Tinkering toward WAC Utopia,” in Journal of Basic Writing 21.2 (Fall 2002), 56-72

 

Composition and Construction: Belief, Identity, and the Teaching of Writing,” in Dialogue: A Journal for Writing Specialists 6.1 (Fall 1999), 30-36

 

 

Reviews

        

“The Prestige of Trauma,” review of Sally Bachner, The Prestige of Violence: American Fiction 1962-2007 and Aimee Pozorski, Roth and Trauma: The Problem of History in the Later Works (1995-2010), Twentieth-Century Literature 61.1 (March 2015), 128-37

 

“The Cloud of Unknowing,” review of John McClure’s Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon and Morrison, Novel 43.2 (Summer 2010), 357-60

 

It’s the End of the World as We Know It,” review of Walter Benn Michaels, The Shape of the Signifier: 1967 to the End of History, in Twentieth-Century Literature 51.1 (Spring 2005), 98-104 (excerpted in Chronicle of Higher Education 22 September 2006, Volume 53, Issue 5, Research & Publishing, A14, and online)

 

 

 

         

 

Textbooks

 

Literature: The Human Experience, 12th ed., ed. Richard Abcarian, Marvin Klotz, Samuel Cohen (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2015)

 

Literature: The Human Experience, shorter 11th ed., ed. Richard Abcarian, Marvin Klotz, Samuel Cohen (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2014)

 

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology, 4th ed. (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013)

 

Literature: The Human Experience, 11th ed., ed. Richard Abcarian, Marvin Klotz, Samuel Cohen. Bedford/St. Martin’s (2012)

 

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology, 3rd edition. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010

 

Literature: The Human Experience, 10th ed., ed. Richard Abcarian, Marvin Klotz, Samuel Cohen. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009

 

 “Looking Farther” Casebooks, Literature: The Human Experience, Shorter 9th ed., ed. Richard Abcarian, Marvin Klotz (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s), pp. 299-308, 710-18, 946-62; 2007

 

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology, 2nd ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006

 

 “Looking Farther” Casebooks, Literature: The Human Experience, 9th ed., ed. Richard Abcarian, Marvin Klotz (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s), pp. 354-64, 675-90, 977-85, 1277-92, 1485-1514; 2006

 

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2003

 

 

 

               

 

Other Publications

 

“Sideline Poetry,” The Sporting Scene (ten poems), The New Yorker online, 29 May 2015, http://www.newyorker.com/news/sporting-scene/soccer-sideline-poetry

 

"English Literature: U.S." 2015 Britannica Book of the Year, pp. 268-70

 

"English Literature: U.S." 2014 Britannica Book of the Year, pp. 270-71

 

“Teaching Fiction” blog on Lit Bits: Ideas for Teaching Literature and Creative Writing (Bedford/St. Martin’s)  https://community.macmillan.com/community/the-english-community/pages/literature 

 

“An Interview with D. T. Max.” The Believer Logger 11 September 2012 http://believermag.tumblr.com/post/31345087174/dtmax

 

 Future Tense.” Cedars, An Online Literary Journal 2 (Spring 2012).

 

Guest Commentary on tenth anniversary of 9/11, The Columbia Missourian 11 September 2011 <http://www.columbiamissourian.com/opinion/guest-commentary-collateral-damage-from-includes-unresolved-feelings/article_19261f4b-a77e-5239-88d2-4376c521b9a9.html>

 

Bob Marley,” “Ngugi wa Thiong’o,” “Richard Wright,” in Encyclopedia of the World’s Minorities, ed. Carl Skutsch (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004)

           

 “Frederick Barthelme,” “T. Coraghessan Boyle,” “John Casey,” “Richard Ford,” and “Mona Simpson,” in Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. Steven Serafin (New York: Continuum Press, 1999), pp.78-79, 114-15, 164, 391-92, 1045-46

           

 “Russell Banks ,” “Frederick Barthelme,” “T. Coraghessan Boyle,” “Mona Simpson,” “Robert Stone,” and “Peter Taylor,” in Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, ed. Steven Serafin (Detroit: St. James Press, 1999), v. 1, pp. 194-195; v. 1, p. 210; v. 1, pp. 321-22; v. 4, pp. 110-11; v. 4, pp. 226-27; v. 4, pp. 301-02

 

 

 

In Progress

 

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology, 5th ed. (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, under contract)

 

“What Comes Next: Generation X Fiction and The Future,” book manuscript

 

“The Clash Takes on the World: Transnational Perspectives on "The Only Band that Matters,” ed. Samuel Cohen, James Peacock, book manuscript (under contract with Bloomsbury)

 

“Washington Bullets: The Clash and Vietnam,” for “The Clash Takes on the World”

        

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