As you'll see from the links above, my work over the last few years has been devoted to exploring the impact of globalization on both the production and teaching of English literature. You can download some of my articles in the "Publications" area of this site, and also find information about -- and reviews of -- my 2010 book, Global Matters. More recently I have been writing and speaking about the history and future of the humanities, and the fate of literary studies in the 21st century. Last November I spoke at The Making of the Humanities Conference in Rome, and will be returning there next May to discuss the value of a humanities education for students entering the business world with other academics and corporate leaders. In March I'll be giving the keynote address at a conference on Transnational Canons at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton. In May I'll be participating in a symposium at UCLA on redefining the English major, and in June I'll be in Munich to deliver a paper on transnational prose at a conference on globalization and literature at the Ludwig Maximilian University. And finally, if you click here you can view my appearance discussing the future of graduate education on the television show, Higher Education Today.