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21 Aug

Chapter on TV Show Zoo

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Sherry Ginn and Michael Cornelius have invited me to contribute a chapter to their volume-in-progress on television shows dealing with the apocalypse. My essay will discuss a show I thought would be so much better than it's turned out to be, CBS's Zoo. For my abstract, click 'read more'.

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Klaus Rieser, the man who supervised my dissertation and who is currently chair of the department I'm employed at, and I will collaborate on a chapter discussing masculinity and paternity in survival horror games. The chapter is slated to be included in volume 3 of a three-volume collection on gender and horror edited by Robert Shail, Samantha Holland, and Steven Gerrard. For our abstract, click 'read more'.

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My office mate Steve Rabitsch and I will contribute a chapter to a volume on the historical imagination in comics edited by Michael Goodrum, David Hall, and Philip Smith. Our chapter will focus on how the comics series Manifest Destiny highlights the foundational role the dark, Gothic, aspects of American history have played in defining the American nation. For our abstract, click 'read more'.

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19 Jul

Chapter on Animal Avatars in Video Games

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I will contribute a chapter to a volume tentatively titled Outside the Anthropological Machine: Crossing the Human-Animal Divide and Other Exit Strategies edited by Chiara Mengozzi. The volume is based on the "The Human-Animal Line: Interdisciplinary Approaches" conference, which took place in February (which I, unfortunately, couldn't make it to, as I caught a stomach flu the night before). In the book description, Chiara sketches the project as follows: "Instead of establishing once and for all the division line between humans and animals, the papers resonate with the common aim of pluralizing the boundaries between human and non-human animals in order to replace both in a broader web of relations beyond the inherited dichotomies (nature/culture, subject/object, mind/body)." My essay will discuss animal avatars in three rather different video games: Deadly Creatures (2009), I, Predator! (2011), and Bear Simulator (2016). For my abstract, click 'read more'.

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05 May

Paper at Gothic Nature

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I just received the acceptance letter for my pitch for the conference "Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the Ecogothic," which is slated to take place this November at Trinity College Dublin. My paper will be on The Last of Us and the end of humankind. For the abstract, click 'read more'.

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