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Gladstone’s research and teaching focus is on the interrelations of American literature, media, and environments—primarily in the post-1945 period. He received his BA from Williams College and his PhD from The Johns Hopkins University. He is completing the manuscript for his first book, Lines in the Dirt: American Postmodernism and The Failure of Technology, which focuses on a set of postwar works of American literature, visual art, and critical theory. Lines in the Dirt argues that what most characterizes the late twentieth-century is not, as is often assumed, the threat posed to the human by technology, but rather that imposed by technology’s failure. He is co-editor of the volumes “Postmodern, Then” (with Daniel Worden) and Postwar/Postmodern—And After (with Andrew Hoberek and Daniel Worden). His work has appeared in Criticism and Twentieth-Century Literature.