Merve Emre

Year: 5th

Dissertation Topic

Paraliterary Institutions
directed by Wai Chee Dimock, Amy Hungerford, and Sam See


“Ironic Institutions: The Queer History of the American Express Company,” American Literature, Vol. 87, Num. 1 (March 2015)

“Paraliterary Institutions: Faulkner, Eisenhower, and the People-to-People-Initiative,” ELH (forthcoming)

“Jamesian Institutions,” American Literary History (forthcoming)

“The Fulbright Scholar’s Political Project of Love,” REAL: A Handbook of American Studies, ed. Winifred Fluck and Gunter Leypoldt (solicited) 


“Against Friendship,” L.A. Review of Books, June 26, 2014.

Long Chat: MFA vs. NYC and Should I Go to Graduate School?,” The Billfold, May 15, 2014.

Paper Architecture,” The Point, Vol. 8, Summer 2014.

The Female Sociopath,” Digg, May 22, 2014.

Feeling Blue: On Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue Is the Warmest Color," L.A. Review of Books, October 25, 2013.

Speculative Evidence: Ben Urwand’s The CollaborationThe Millions, September 18, 2013.

Bureaucratic Heroism,” n+1, August 15, 2013.

Bloody Abroad,” Boston Review, June 5, 2013.

Spring Break Forever,” Salon, March 26, 2013.

The Queasy Question: On Rick Alverson’s The Comedy,” L.A. Review of Books, January 17, 2013.

Jack Kerouac’s Lost Novel,” L.A. Review of Books Quarterly 1.1, September 2013.