American Studies
Film Studies
Television Studies
Media Studies
Game Studies

Publications in Preparation

Books

(1) Horror and the Media
(2) Horror and the City
(3) Animal Monsters

Edited Books/Journal Special Issues

(1) Fantastic Cities: American Urban Spaces in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror (with Stefan L. Brandt & Steve Rabitsch) *under review with the University Press of Mississippi*
Call for Contributions
(2) Intermedia Games—Games Inter Media (with Jeff Thoss; under contract with Bloomsbury Academic)
Call for Contributions
(3) Animals in American Television (with Stefan L. Brandt; European Journal of American Studies vol. 13, no. 1, 2018)

Journal Articles

(1) an article on DVD/Blu-Ray bonus features and cult *accepted by the Journal of Popular Television*
(2) an article on Mass Effect and the apocalyptic tradition (with Michael Phillips) *under peer review*
(3) an article on the role of the (posthuman) city in The Last of Us *revising*
(4) an article on hacking the city in the Watch_Dogs games
(5) an article on the animal's point of view in horror movies
(6) an article on man-eating animals in television documentaries *under peer review*
(7) an article on the politics of eating human meat in Hannibal
(8) an article on colonialist/imperialist ideas in BioWare games (with Steve Rabitsch & Vanessa Erat)
(-) an article on cinematic proto-technologies in recent horror movies *put on back burner*
(-) an article on shooting animals in video games (with a camera vs. with a gun) *put on back burner*
(-) an article on monstrous pets in American horror movies *put on back burner*
(-) an article on the 'Americanness' of The Satanic Bible *put on back burner*
(-) a revision of a conference presentation on authorship in Alan Wake *put on back burner*
(-) an article on confronting nothingness in Alan Wake and House of Leaves *put on back burner*

Book Chapters

(1) a chapter on authorship in the context of Supernatural (for a book on 'auteur TV' under contract with Universitätsverlag Winter) *completed* >>> final draft
(2) a chapter on the uncanniness of 'nature' in The Cabin in the Woods (for a book on uncanny forests under contract with Lexington Books) *completed >>> abstract
(3) a chapter on memory in The Last of Us (for a book on memory in post-apocalyptic and dystopian tales under contract with McFarland) *under editorial review* >>> abstract
(4) a chapter on BioShock Infinite and Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day as 'intermedia twins' (for a collection on the BioShock series) *revised manuscript submitted to publisher* >>> abstract
(5) a chapter on the ecological subtexts of a Styrian no-budget horror movie (for a collection on B-movie Gothic under contract with Edinburgh University Press) *post-peer review revisions done* >>> abstract
(6) a chapter on virtual urban spaces in movies and video games (with Sarah Lahm; for the collection Fantastic Cities) *volume under peer review* >>> abstract
(7) a chapter on the art of murder and the art of television in Hannibal (for a volume on Hannibal, the TV show, under contract with McFarland) *completed* >>> abstract
(8) a chapter on animal revenge narratives (for a volume on revenge narratives in American literature and popular culture) *revising* >>> abstract
(9) a chapter on Bruce Campbell's cult stardom (with Michael Phillips; for a volume on the Evil Dead franchise under contract with McFarland) *completed* >>> abstract
(10) a chapter on Mass Effect's endings (for a volume based on the "Games and Literary Theory" conference series) *volume under peer review* >>> abstract
(11) a chapter on the shark avatar in Jaws: Unleashed (for a volume on sea creatures in popular culture under contract with John Libbey) *completed* >>> based on this conference paper
(12) a chapter on writing monsters and monstrous becomings in In the Mouth of Madness, New Nightmare, and Alan Wake (for a volume on books in screen horror under contract with McFarland) *completed* >>> abstract
(13) a chapter on animal avatars in video games (for a volume on 'crossing the human-animal divide) *under editorial review* >>> abstract
(14) a chapter on the American Gothic and American history in Manifest Destiny (co-authored with Steve Rabitsch; for a volume on the historical imagination in comics) >>> abstract
(15) a chapter on science fiction franchises (co-authored with Steve Rabitsch for the Cambridge History of Science Fiction) *completed*
(16) a chapter on masculinity and paternity in survival horror (co-authored with Klaus Rieser for a volume on gender & horror) >>> abstract
(17) a chapter on Canadian bear Horror (for a volume on Canadian science fiction, fantasy, and Horror) *revised essay returned to editors* >>> abstract
(18) a chapter on humankind's responsibility to accept the destruction of the planet and the impending extinction of humankind (for a volume tentatively titled Anthropocene Responsibility)
(19) a chapter on television in 1980s' horror movies (for a volume on 1980s' horror under contract with McFarland) >>> abstract
(20) a chapter on The Order 1886 and the urban gothic (for a volume on recent urban gothic fiction under contract with Palgrave Macmillan) >>> abstract
(21) a chapter on Discovery's Megalodon mockumentaries and spectral animals (for a volume on Gothic animals) >>> abstract