Andrew Strombeck is associate professor of English at Wright State University. His monograph, DIY on the Lower East Side: Books, Buildings, and Art after the 1975 Fiscal Crisis is forthcoming from SUNY Press in 2020. He has written about such topics as Colson Whitehead, David Wojnarowicz, Gordon Matta-Clark, Don DeLillo, Rachel Kushner, Ishmael Reed, and the Left Behind novels for journals such as Post45 Peer Reviewed, The Millions, Contemporary Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, African American Review, and Cultural Critique.
Year of the Werewolf
The werewolf was an apt figure for 1981, a moment when prominent commentators worried that many Americans had become too self-focused....