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Publications and Presentations

Publications

“Fooling with Fashion: Costume as Comic Catalyst in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers.Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies. 17.1 [49], Winter/Spring 2019  Fooling with Fashion

“All the Better to Know You”: Investigating the Hybrid Monster and Allegories of Self/Other in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Joss Whedon vs. Horror: The Production of Genre in Buffy and Beyond (I.B. Tauris). Eds. Kristopher Karl Woofter and Lorna Jowett. Fall 2018.  All the Better To Know You Investigating Allegories of Self and Other in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

“Paint It Red (and Black and Blue…): How Director/Writer Joss Whedon and DP Jack N. Green Created the Bruised, Beautiful Look of Serenity.” Joss Whedon’s Big Damn Movie: Essays on Serenity (McFarland Press). Ed. Frederick Blichert. Paint It Red (and Black and Blue)

“The Geek as Rake: Roving Masculinity in Contemporary Film.” The Age of the Geek (Palgrave).The Geek as Rake article

“The Murderer in the Garden: Something Rotten in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy.” Critical Insights Film: Alfred Hitchcock (Salem Press) “The Murderer in the Garden: Something Rotten in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy”

“Actors Assemble!: The Intertextual Pleasures of the Joss Whedon Ensemble.” Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association. Slayage journal essay

“‘Almost a Golden Glow around It’: the Filmic Nostalgia of Walt Disney’s Pollyanna (1960).” Eleanor H. Porter’s Pollyanna: A Children’s Classic at 100. pollyanna essay

“Waste Not: Luis Buñuel Frames Space and Waste in The Phantom of Liberty.” The Cine-Files, Issue 4, Spring 2013. www.thecine-files.com (special issue on mise-en-scène).

Conference presentations

“Rivers Can Be Very Sinister Places”: Alfred Hitchcock Takes a Satirical, Sinister London Crime Cruise in Frenzy.” London: Gateway to Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS/University of Notre Dame/Kings College London). Summer 2019.

 “Fooling with Fashion: Costume as Comic Catalyst in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers.” Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses. Summer 2018.

“‘I Am Also a We:’ Sharing Senses, Sharing Space in the Netflix Series Sense8.” European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS). Summer 2017.

“‘Fully loaded, safety off.  This here is a recipe for unpleasantness’: Joss Whedon, John Ford, and the Dark Side of the American Mythos.” Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses. Summer 2016.

“A Dazzling Assurance: Dion’s Boucicault’s Return of the Rake in London Assurance.” Victorian Popular Fiction Association. Summer 2016.

“Jazz Up Your Lingerie, Just Like a Melody: Sensuality and Sound in the Ernst Lubitsch Musical.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Spring 2016.

“Actors Assemble!: The Intertextual Pleasures of the Joss Whedon Ensemble.” Joss in June. Summer 2015.

“Performing Mastery: Translating Prospero’s Power to the Silver Screen.”  British Shakespeare Association. Summer 2014.

“National Identity and Global Television: Remaking Australia’s Rake for American Audiences.” Visions of Identity: London Film and Media. Summer 2014.

“‛What’s in Your Basket, Little Girl?’: Gender, Narrative, and Place in “Little Red Riding Hood” Adaptations and The Company of Wolves.  Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Spring 2012.

“All Hail Rome’: Prestige versus Pulp in HBO’s Rome and Starz’s Spartacus: Blood and Sand.”  What Is Television?  Winter 2012.

“The Geek as Rake: Roving Masculinity in Contemporary Film.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Spring 2011.

“Rakes in Space (and Ranches, and Bars, and…): Libertine Men and Masculinities in the TV Medium.” Console-ing Passions. Spring 2010.

 “That Something Extra: The Economic and Cultural Impact of Extras.” What Is Film?  Fall 2009.

“Waste Not: Luis Buñuel’s Bodily Functions.” Biennial meeting of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Spring 2009.

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