Degrees from the Universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Worked at Universities of Oxford, UC Berkeley, Sydney. Currently Scientia Professor at UNSW Sydney. Books: Literature and Race in Los Angeles (2001); Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho (2002); Multimedia Modernism (2009); Faulkner's Media Romance (2017); Todd Solondz (2019). Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities in Australia.