Essays / Cold War Literature and Culture

“Introduction: Neocolonialism and Literature,” with Joseph Keith, in Neocolonial Fictions of the Global Cold War. Ed. Belletto and Keith. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2019. 1-12.

“From Nuclear Fear to Shades of Gray: The End of the Cold War,” in American Literature in Transition, 1980-1990. Ed. D. Quentin Miller. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

“The Korean War, the Cold War, and the American Novel.” American Literature 87.1 (March 2015): 51-77.

“Inventing Other Realities: What the Cold War Means for Literary Studies,” in Uncertain Empire: American History and the Idea of the Cold War. Ed. Joel Isaac and Duncan Bell. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 75-88.

“Introduction: Culture and Cold Conflict,” with Daniel Grausam, in American Literature and Culture in an Age of Cold War: A Critical Reassessment. Ed. Belletto and Grausam. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2012. 1-16.

“The Game Theory Narrative and the Myth of the National Security State.” American Quarterly 61.2 (June 2009): 333-357.

“The Zemblan Who Came in from the Cold, or Pale Fire, Chance, and the Cold War.” ELH 73 (Fall 2006): 755-780.

Essays / Beat Literature and Culture

“The Beats,” in The World of Bob Dylan. Ed. Sean Latham. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. 169-180.

“Teaching Beat Little Magazines,” in The Beats: A Teaching Companion. Ed. Nancy McCampbell Grace. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Press, 2021. 47-59.

“The Beat Generation Meets the Hungry Generation: U.S.-Calcutta Networks and the 1960s ‘Revolt of the Personal.'” Humanities 8.3 (January 2019): 1-17.

“Introduction: The Beat Half-Century,” in The Cambridge Companion to the Beats. Ed. Belletto. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

“Five Ways of Being Beat, Circa 1958-59,” in The Cambridge Companion to the Beats. Ed. Belletto. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

“Kerouac His Own Historian: Visions of Cody and the Politics of Historiography.” Clio 37 (Spring 2008): 193-218.

Essays / Contemporary Literature and Culture

“Julian Mayfield and Alternative Civil Rights Literatures.” Twentieth Century Literature 63.1 (March 2017): 115-140.

“Digression, Ethical Work, and Salinger’s Postmodern Turn.” LIT 22.1 (2011): 4-24.

“Rescuing Interpretation with Mark Danielewski: The Genre of Scholarship in House of Leaves.” Genre 42.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2009): 99-117.

Cabaret and Antifascist Aesthetics.” Criticism 50.4 (Fall 2008): 609-630.

“Of Pickaninnies and Nymphets: Race in Lolita.” Nabokov Studies 9 (2005): 

Other Essays

“Drink Versus Printer’s Ink: Temperance and the Management of Financial Speculation in The Life of P.T. Barnum.” American Studies 46 (Spring 2005): 45-65.

“‘Ampersand, Quicksand’: Williams, Man Orchid, and the Miscegenated American Idiom.” Rigor of Beauty: Essays in Commemoration of William Carlos Williams. Ed. Ian Copestake. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2004. 273-299.

Selected Reviews & Review Essays

Review of Kristin L. Matthews, Reading America: Citizenship, Democracy, and Cold War Literature, ALH Online Review, Series XIX

“Jack Kerouac, Sophisticate.” ASAP/J (November 2017) [on Hassan Melehy, Kerouac: Language, Poetics, Territory]

Review of Erik Mortenson, Ambiguous Borderlands, Journal of Beat Studies 5 (2017), 245-253.

“The Red Sun in Our Hearts.” Contemporary Literature 55.4 (Winter 2014): 802-810. [on Ha Jin, A Map of Betrayal]

“Spectacles of Secrecy.” Contemporary Literature 54.4 (Winter 2013): 848-860. [on Timothy Melley, The Covert Sphere]

“Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion since 1960. Twentieth Century Literature 58.1 (Spring 2012): 159-169. [on Amy Hungerford, Postmodern Belief]

“Curbing Containment: Cold War Studies in the Twenty-First Century.” Contemporary Literature 48 (Spring 2007): 150-164.