John Marx is Professor and Chair of English at the University of California, Davis. He serves as an associate editor at NOVEL. His book Media U: A New History of the American University, co-authored with Mark Garrett Cooper, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press in 2018. Work in progress from this project appears periodically online at http://humanitiesafterhollywood.org/. Marx is author of two other books as well as numerous articles on contemporary, postcolonial, and modernist novels.