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I am working on a chapter titled "Exploring the Past? Hyperreal Urban Spaces in L.A. Noire," which will be included in a collection tentatively titled The Dark California: Millennial Concerns in Contemporary Pop-Cultural Readings of California edited by Katarzyna Nowak-McNeice and Agata Zarzycka. For the abstract, click the 'read more' button.

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23 Oct

Two Papers accepted for ICLA 2016

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Received two acceptance notifications for the ICLA 2016 a few days ago. For the abstracts, click below.

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Two more fixtures for my fall schedule: Presentations at the meta-gaming workshop at the Central and Eastern European Game Studies Conference at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and at the The Fantastic in a Transmedia Era: New Texts—Theories—Contexts conference at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. The presentations, in fact, build on one another—although, effectively, part II will be presented first. Abstracts below.

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17 Aug

2 Chapters on Pynchon in the Making

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Another quick update: Two chapters on Thomas Pynchon have been (tentatively) accepted for two very different collections. Collection #1 will be edited by Jessica Aldred and Felan Parker and tackle the BioShock series; collection #2 will be edited by Dawn Keetley and Matt Sivils and discuss the ecogothic in 19th-century American culture. For my abstracts, hit the 'read more'-button.

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09 Aug

Supernatural & the Compulsion to Repeat

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This is the draft of a chapter for a book on Supernatural & the Gothic tradition edited by Melissa Makala announced in March. This has basically been accepted as-is.

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