Recent publications:

"David Mitchell in the Labyrinth of Time." Review-essay on The Bone Clocks/Preview-Interview with Mitchell.

"Tracing the Cretan Labyrinth: Mythology, Archaeology, Topology, Phenomenology."Kronoscope14 (2014): 133-49.

"Sam Rodia's Watts Towers in Six Sections in Succession." In Luisa del Giudice, ed.,Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts(New York: Fordham UP, 2014): 79-89.

“Thinking on Different Levels of Narrative Time": On J.T. Fraser and Samuel Beckett. Kronoscope 13:2 (2013), 203 - 216.

Co-Editor: Spiritual Politics After Deleuze

Essay in Cahiers de L'Herne: Michel Serres


I am a Professor of English at LMU, where I teach courses on interdisciplinary topics like Nothing, Wonder, Time, & Chaos.

I invite you to explore this site, which reflects my many areas of scholarly/creative interest.



Wielding the LMU Mace at President Burcham's Inauguration, March 2011.



I find peace playing with my protean rock garden, where Nothing is written in stone....

Blog: "The Petriverse of Pierre Jardin"


Editor, special issue of SubStance on David Mitchell's Fiction, forthcoming winter 2015.

Co-editor, special issue of Kronoscope, of work from conference on "Time and Change in China and the West" at Beijing Normal University, June 20 – 22, 2014 (co-sponsored by the School of Philosophy and Sociology at Beijing Normal University and the International Society for the Study of Time (ISST)



Areas of special interest:

Simon Rodia's Watts Towers of Los Angeles

My essay on The Watts Towers;

Interview for LMU Magazine

Constraint-based Writing

What is the Oulipo?

Alpha Rap live with David Ornette Cherry!

Semester Statistics

spring 2015

Teaching ENGL 567: Style in Writing

Office hours: M/W 1-2:30, T 130-3