Infinite Neighborhoods: The Savage Detectives against World Literature

Reading by Professor David Kurnick, Rutgers University.


David Kurnick is Associate Professor in the English Department at Rutgers University. He is the prizewinning author of Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel (Princeton, 2012).

In addition to his research on the Victorian and modernist novel, Professor Kurnick has worked on modern Latin American fiction. He has published essays on the contemporary writers César Aira, Roberto Bolaño and Elena Ferrante and translated Julio Cortázar’s 1975 novella Fantomas versus the Multinational Vampires (Semiotext[e], 2014).

His work has appeared or is forthcoming in boundary 2, ELH, PMLA, Raritan, Victorian Studies, NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Victorian Literature and Culture, The Henry James Review, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Vol. 3: 1820-1880, Literature Compass, and Public Books.