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14 Feb

Chapter on Writing Monsters

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I will contribute another chapter to a volume edited by Cindy Miller and Bow Van Riper. This time around, their project goes by the title Horror by the Book: Monstrous Manuscripts, Sacred Scrolls, and Illuminated Evil on Screen. As their CfP stipulates, the edited collection will focus on "horror films in which books—manuscripts, diaries, scrolls, sacred texts, chronicles, books of spells, etc.—play an active, material role in the story. The volume will explore the ways in which these texts shape and drive the horror of their narratives, asking new, incisive questions about the ways in which books function as warnings, guides, portals, prisons, and manifestations of the monstrous, as well as the ways in which those texts further the idea of the book as a timeless container of horrors, mysteries, hidden histories, and knowledge beyond human comprehension." Since this topic falls squarely into my research interests, it's a perfect fit. For my chapter abstract, click 'read more'.

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27 Jan

Presentation at Fear 2000: 21st-Century Monsters

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I will give a presentation on Canadian bear horror at the "Fear 2000: 21st-Century Monsters"-conference, which will take place in Sheffield in April. For the abstract, click below.

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01 Dec

Chapter in Edited Collection on Horror Television

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I have been invited to contribute a chapter to Kimberly Jackson and Linda Belau's edited volume Horror Television in the Age of Consumption: Binging on Fear, under advance contract with Routledge. My contribution will be on Penny Dreadful, pastiche, and time. For the abstract, click below.

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11 Nov

Mass Effect's Ending(s)

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I'll finally turn some past presentations on Mass Effect's endings (>>> ICLA 2016; CEEGS 2015; "The Fantastic in a Transmedia Era") into an essay, to be included in Tim Welsh & Joyce Goggin's edited volume Video Games and Literary Theory, a collection loosely based on the "Games and Literary Theory" conference series. For the abstract, click 'read more'.

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18 Oct

Chapter on Bruce Campbell in the Making

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Together with Mike Phillips, I've started to work on a chapter on Bruce Campbell's cult stardom and how it feeds off (and into) the larger Evil Dead franchise. It is slated to be included in Jeff Sartain and Ron Riekki's volume Essays on the Evil Dead, forthcoming with McFarland. For the abstract, click 'read more'.

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