Scholarly Articles

Articles for scholarly journals and books


· ‘Beyond Understanding’, New York Times
(http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/21/beyond-understanding/)

· ‘The Phenomenology of Ugly’, New York Times
(http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/the-phenomenology-of-ugly/)

· ‘Swimming and Skiing: Two Modes of Existential Consciousness’, Sport, Ethics and

Philosophy, 4: 1, 42 — 51 (2010)

· ‘Empathy, Autism, and Existentialism’, Raritan (Winter 2008)

· ‘Surfing, Lies, and Videotape: two perspectives on the role of media in sport,’ Sport in History, Volume 29, Issue 2, 2009, 243 – 258

· ‘Surfing the Revolution: The Fatal Impact of the Pacific on Europe’, Eighteenth-Century Studies (Winter 2008)

· ‘The Enlightenment in Paradise: Bougainville, Tahiti, and the Duty of Desire’ Eighteenth-Century Studies (Winter 2008)

· ‘Willing Women: Samoa, Tahiti and the Western Imagination,’ Raritan (Spring 2006), 144-163

· ‘Sins of the Fathers’, Tate Magazine, 25 (Summer, 2001), 38-41

· ‘Bougainville on the Beach’ in Stephen Coates and Alex Stetter, (eds.), Impossible Worlds: The Architecture of Perfection (Birkhauser/August, 2000), 79-81

· ‘Mentioned in Dispatches: Napoleon, Chappe, and Chateaubriand’, Modern and Contemporary France, 8 (2000), 445-55

· ‘Napoleon on Happiness’, Raritan, XIX, 4 (2000), 80-105

· ‘La Voie du surf’, Sport et Littérature, Europe (June/July 1996), 80-8

· ‘The Occidental Orient: Chateaubriand’ in Harold Bloom, (ed.), French Prose and Criticism, 1790 to World War II (New York, 1990)

· ‘Three Representations of Napoleon’, French Studies (Jan. 1989), 31-45

· ‘The Mask of the Prophet: Napoleon, Borges, Verne,’ Comparative Literature (Fall 1988), 318-34

· ‘The Tree of Ignorance,’ New Observations (New York, 1988)

· ‘The Machine Stops: the Breakdown of the Vernian Vehicle’, Romance Studies (Summer 1985), 63-77

· ‘The Entropy of Balzacian Tropes in the Scientific Fictions of Jules Verne’, Modern Language Review (January 1982), 51-62

· ‘Nutrition and Cognition in the Novels of Jules Verne’, French Studies (January 1983), 47-58

· ‘The Genesis of Ignorance’, Philosophy and Literature (Spring 1981), 3-21