Dr Mark Steven



Understanding Marx, Understanding Modernism, London, Bloomsbury, 2020.

Splatter Capital, London, Repeater Books, 2017.

Red Modernism American Poetry and the Spirit of Communism, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

with Koutsourakis A, The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos, Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh Press, 2015.

with Murphet J, Styles of Extinction: Cormac McCarthy's The Road, London, Bloomsbury, 2012.


Love in the Time of Capital, SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism, vol. 47.3, 2018, 147-166

Community and Apostrophe in E. L. Doctorow, Studies in American Fiction, vol. 45.1, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018, 119-140

Shipwrecks and Mountaintops: Notes on Canto CII, Glossator : Practice and Theory of the Commentary, vol. 10, Glossator, 2018, 185-214

The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille: Political Antiquity in Classical Hollywood, Screening the Past, vol. 43, 2018

Communist Laughter, from Lenin to Lubitsch, Screen, vol. 58.4, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2017, 387-411

Reading Capital, Writing History: Pound's Marx, Modernism/modernity, vol. 24.4, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017, 771-771

The ragged claws of crisis: Reading 'Prufrock' in Detroit, Textual Practice, 2017, 1-21

Nietzsche on Film, Film-Philosophy, vol. 21.1, no. 1, 2017, 95-113

Visions of the Sun: Modernist Mexico's Transnational Horizons, Affirmations: of the modern, vol. 4.1, 2016, 143-168

High Road to Hell: Milton, Blake, McCarthy, The Cormac McCarthy Journal, vol. 14, no. 2, 2016, 149-167

Movements in the Hollow Coffin: On 'The Fall of the House of Usher', Poe Studies, vol. 44, no. 1, 2012, 5-15

Weaponizing Criticism, Affirmations: of the modern

Strike Writing: Toward a Poetics of the Picket, Mediations, The Marxist Literary Group

The Finance Film, Postmodern Culture, Johns Hopkins University Press


Freeze This Frame: Cormac McCarthy on Page and Screen, in Peeples S, West B (eds) MLA Options for Teaching Cormac McCarthy, MLA, 2019

Ezra Pound and Mr Marx, Karl, in Preda R, Lüfter R (eds) A Companion to Ezra Pound’s Economy, Verlag Traugott Bautz, 2018

E. L. Doctorow, in Parker Anderson. G (eds) Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twenty-First Century American Novelists, Michigan: Gale, 2018

Tracks in the Eurozone: Late Style meets Late Capitalism, in Steven M, Koutsourakis A (eds) The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015, 141-155

William Faulkner's Mediated Time: Capitalism, Cinema, Syntax, in Murphet J, Solomon S (eds) Faulkner in the Media Ecology, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 2015, 195-215

Great Southern Wounds: The Trauma of Australian Cinema, in Narine A (eds) Eco-Trauma Cinema, London: Routledge, 2014, 72-87

The Flame's Lover: The Modernist Mind of William Carlos Williams, in Danta C, Groth H (eds) Mindful Aesthetics: Literature and the Science of Mind, London: Bloomsbury, 2013, 123-138

Fritz Lang, in Langford M (eds) Directory of World Cinema: Germany, Bristol: Intellect Press, 2013, 12-17

Flann O'Brien's aestho-Autogamy, in McDonald R, Morrell S, Murphet J (eds) Flann O'Brien and Modernism, London: Bloomsbury, 2012, 195-212

The Late World of Cormac McCarthy, in Murphet J, Steven M (eds) Styles of Extinction: Cormac McCarthy's The Road, London: Bloomsbury, 2012, 63-87

Holocaust Scribblebooks: From Paul Celan to Alain Badiou, in Marks P (eds) Literature and Politics: Pushing the World in Certain Directions, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012, 95-108


Review of Cormac McCarthy and the Signs of Sacrament: Literature, Theology, and the Moral of Stories by Matthew L. Potts, MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018, 195-198

Review of Stuart Jeffries, Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School, Sydney Review of Books, 2017

Review of Enzo Traverso, Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory, Affirmations: of the modern, vol. 5.1, 2017, 181-189

Review of Nicholas Monk, True and Living Prophet of Destruction: Cormac McCarthy and Modernity, The Cormac McCarthy Journal, vol. 15.2, 2017, 207-212

Modernism's Rubber Sole: Review of David Trotter, Literature in the First Media Age: Britain between the Wars, Cultural Studies Review, vol. 22, no. 1, 2016, 327-327

Review of P. Adams Sitney, The Cinema of Poetry., Make it New, vol. 2.2, 2015, 43-47

Review of Hal Foster's Bad New Days, Affirmations: of the modern, vol. 3.1, 2015, 149-155

Review of John Frow, Character and Person and The Value of Culture., Affirmations: of the modern, vol. 2.1, 2014, 176-183

Review of Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty, by Stephen Schryer, American Literary History, vol. ALH Online Review Series XVII, Oxford University Press (OUP)