Projects in Progress

As of summer 2022, I’m actively drafting material for the following projects, and am happy to offer talks or seminar discussions on work in progress from them.

  • The Elizabeths: Elemental History (I’m trying to bang out a sh!@#y first draft of the manuscript in summer 2022, and please forgive my hermitty tendencies while I do this. This is an experimental, adisciplinary book about time, storytelling, embodied history, mourning, and the historian’s craft. It incorporates short fiction inspired by historical documents collected in early modern medical/astrological casebooks, recipes on storytelling craft from the Time Kitchen, little essays on historical methodology and practice, notes on the arts of decomposition, and a mourning diary.)
  • Wormholes (I am drafting stories for first book in this project, focusing on materials in the Burgoa Library in Oaxaca, and paired w/ Dianna Frid’s photography. While we work on a project website, you can find Dianna’s brief account of the early days of the project on her personal site.)
  • Insomniac History (This is a little book on time, sleep, and their translations in Manchu literature and history. It is part of a triptych of little books on translation, history, and Manchu studies that’s tentatively titled History in Translation: A Triptych. This book will be followed by Prepositional History and Remixing History, if all goes according to plan, but the project might metamorphose as I work on it. Stay tuned…)

Articles, Essays, and Book Chapters

Book Reviews

**Please note: during my years as a podcast host for the New Books Network I did not accept invitations to write single-book reviews.**

Work published in web-based journals or academic blog sites

Other web-based publications

Podcast Interviews

Between 2011-2018, I conducted and published nearly 400 podcast interviews as host for the New Books Network. You can find them linked below, organized into rough categories and alphabetically by author name.

On cultural, critical, and literary theory and philosophy

On writing

On the history and philosophy of science, technology, and medicine

On China and Chinese studies

On Japan

On Korea

On Vietnam

On Tibet

On transnational and global history

On history (misc.)

On fiction