For books, see Research.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles

Forthcoming: "Today's Books for Tomorrow's Readers: Taking the Future into Account," PMLA (January 2019)

"The Princess Among the Polemicists: Aesthetics and Protest at Midcentury." American Literary History 29.1 (Spring 2017): 26-49. Awarded the 1921 Prize from the American Literature Society for best article, untenured category.

"How not to Re-read Novels: The Critical Value of First Reading." Journal of Modern Literature 39.3 (Spring 2016): 76-94.

"A Case for Literary Transhistory: Ngugi's Use of Conrad." Modern Language Quarterly 75.3 (September 2014): 411-437.

“Conrad’s Faulkner.” Essays in Criticism LXII.1 (January 2012): 83-99.


Chapters in Edited Collections

Forthcoming: "From Bolshevism to Bloomsbury: The Garnett Translations and Russian Politics in England." In the Bloomsbury Handbook to the Bloomsbury Group, eds. Stephen Ross and Derek Ryan, 2017.

"Four Generations, One Crime." In Crime Fiction as World Literature, eds. David Damrosch, Theo D'Haen, and Louise Nilsson, Bloomsbury, 2017.

"Modernist Binge Watching." In The Contemporaneity of Modernism, eds. Michael D'Arcy and Mathias Nilges, Routledge, 2016.


Other Writing

"Allegory as Alibi?" and "The Anxiety of Spectatorship," in Post45's "The Slow Burn: Twin Peaks."


Selected Conference Presentations

Panelist in seminar on “Influence,” Society for Novel Studies, May 2018.

"Reading Revolutionary Character," Stanford Center of the Study of the Novel annual conference, May 2018.

“Realism and Revolution,” keynote at Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Conference, April 2018.

“Slow and Swift Violence,” in seminar “Crime Fiction, Consmopolitanism, and Non-Violent Crime” at ACLA, March 2018.

“Fiction as Fake News: Make-believe or Make-belief?”, in panel on “Fictionality in a Post-Fact World” at MLA 2018. Featured in Inside Higher Ed.

“The New Reception Studies,” seminar co-organizer and introducer, ACLA, July 2017.

“Climate Change and the Readers of the Future,” Stanford Center for the Study of the Novel annual conference, May 2017.

“Climate Change and the Readers of the Future,” invited speaker at “New Work in 20th and 21st Century Literature” event, Berkeley, March 2017.

Respondent at Stanford Center for the Study of the Novel for discussion of Rebecca Walkowitz, Born Translated, January 2017.

"'An Archivist for the Future': Environmental Ethics and Literary Futurity," in panel "Climate Change and Forms of Literary Recycling," Modernist Studies Association, November 2016.

"The Author and the Assassin: Writing as Act of Terror in Coetzee and Brink," "Red on Red" Symposium, Yale University, April 2016.

"The Only Good Genre is a Dead Genre: Prestige Television's Anxiety of Influence," American Comparative Literature Association, March 2016.

“From Bolshevism to Bloomsbury: The Garnett Translations and Russian Politics in England,” at Modernist Studies Association, November 2015.

“Four Generations, One Crime,” for seminar “Crime Fiction as World Literature,” organized by David Damrosch and Louise Nilsson, ACLA, March 2015.

The Princess among the Polemicists: Interpreting an Intermittent Reception,” for the Prose Fiction Division panel “Attention Spans,” MLA, January 2015. Other versions presented at Henry James Society Conference, Aberdeen, July 2014; the American Literature Colloquium at Harvard, April 2014; and the Modernist Studies Association, August 2013.

Member of roundtable, “Modernism Today: Continuities and Discontinuities,” organized by David James and Urmila Seshagiri, Modernist Studies Association, November 2014.

“Transhistorical Politics,” in seminar on “The Politics of Modernist Abstraction,” Modernist Studies Association, November 2014.

“Mirrors Can Only Lie: James, Baldwin, and the Afterlives of Character,” invited talk for Modernism Seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard, September 2014.

“Modernism Re-created, Modernism Re-edited: Cynthia Ozick’s Dictation,” in seminar on “Modernist Reformations and Reactivations” at the Modernist Studies Association Conference, August 2013.

"A Case for Literary Transhistory: Ngugi's Use of Conrad," invited paper, British Literature Colloquium, Harvard, March 2013. Other version presented Modernist Studies Association, October 2012.

"On Not Re-reading Novels," Modernist Studies Association Conference, in panel I organized on "How to Be a Modernist Reader," October 2011.

For a more complete list or formal CV, e-mail me at bronstein at stanford dot edu.