During the early part of of my career, my research focused on American and continental postmodern fiction, e.g., Robert Coover, John Edgar Wideman, Thomas Pynchon, Peter Handke, Italo Calvino, among others. In recent years, I have turned my attention to a constellation of less experimental, but equally important writers. In line with this, I have published on such novelists as Don DeLillo, Michel Houellebecq, Jiang Rong, and Ha Jin. I review academic monographs on a regular basis. My current major research project examines the depiction of economic life in global fiction of the early twenty-first century, focusing on novels by, among other, Jonathan Franzen, Paul Auster, and Chan Koonchung.