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07 Jul

Seminar on Serial Killers in American Culture

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Since it's finally official, I can post this: I'll be teaching an undergrad seminar on serial killers in American literature and popular culture in the fall. For a description of the course, click 'read more'; the syllabus will go online toward the end of August (I hope).

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06 Jul

Panel on Animals in American TV at AAAS2016

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Together with Stefan Brandt, I've organized a panel on animals in American TV for this year's Austrian Association for American Studies conference with the theme "America through the Small Screen: Television and Its Transformations." We'll occupy two slots, with 6 papers:

  • Stefan Brandt: "Political Animals: Mister Ed and the American Civil Rights Movement"
  • Alexa Weik von Mossner: "Anthropomorphism, Trans-Species Empathy, and Animal Characters in American Serial Television"
  • Brett Mills: "The Death and Resurrection of Brian Griffin"
  • Manuela Neuwirth: "The Alien Animal and the Human Alien: Anthropomorphizing the Extraterrestrial in ALF and Star Trek"
  • Dawn Keetley: "Sacrificial Animals and the Vanishing 'Human' in the Walking Dead Franchise"
  • Michael Fuchs: "'I have no taste for animal cruelty': Human Cannibalism and/as Animal Politics in Hannibal"

'Read more' will reveal the panel abstract and the abstract for my paper.

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18 Jun

Chapter on The Wizard of Gore as LA Noir in the Making

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I will be contributing a chapter to Cindy Miller & Jim Ward's edited volume Urban Netherworlds: Noir and Neo-Noir New York and Los Angeles in Film, which will focus on the remake of The Wizard of Gore. For the abstract, click 'read more'.

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08 Jun

Animal Avatar Jaws Unleashed

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Here's Saturday's conference paper announced about a month ago. Apparently, I put this presentation to paper for a change. As a result, I can share it here. However, it will probably the last paper I'll ever put to paper—I have truly come to detest reading them ...

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08 May

Paper at "Sea Creatures" Symposium

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I'll be presenting a paper at the one-day symposium "Beasts of the Deep: Sea Creatures and Popular Culture" at St. Mary's University, Twickenham, London, on June 4. The paper will be on the animal avatar in Jaws Unleashed. For the abstract, click 'read more'.

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