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Publications in Preparation - Website of Michael Fuchs | University of Graz | American Studies | Film Studies | Game Studies | Television Studies | Media Studies

American Studies
Film Studies
Television Studies
Media Studies
Game Studies

Publications in Preparation

Books

(1) The Poetics and Aesthetics of Twenty-First-Century TV Horror (under contract with Intellect Books)
(2) Horror in U.S. Cities: American Urban Spaces in Horror Cinema (under contract with the Horror Studies series published by the University of Wales Press)
(3) Horror and the Media
(4) 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 contract with the University Press of Mississippi)
(2) But now, let's eat: Food and Drink in Science Fiction (with Cynthia J. Miller & Stefan Rabitsch)

Journal Articles

(1) an article on ending human dominance on Earth in The Cabin in the Woods
(2) an article on memory in The Last of Us
(3) an article on hacking the city in the Watch_Dogs games
(-) 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 virtual urban spaces in movies and video games (with Sarah Lahm; for the collection Fantastic Cities) *post-peer review revisions* >>> abstract
(2) 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
(3) 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
(4) a chapter on Mass Effect's endings (for a volume based on the "Games and Literary Theory" conference series) *volume under peer review* >>> abstract
(5) a chapter on the bear avatar in Bear Simulator (for a volume on 'crossing the human-animal divide' under contract with Routledge) *manuscript submitted* >>> abstract
(6) 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 under contract with the University Press of Mississippi) *manuscript submitted* >>> abstract
(7) a chapter on masculinity and paternity in survival horror (co-authored with Klaus Rieser for a volume on gender & horror) *under editorial review* >>> abstract
(8) a chapter on controlling life in Zoo (for a volume on apocalypse television) *revising*
(9) a chapter on The Order 1886 and the urban gothic (for a volume on recent urban gothic fiction under contract with Palgrave Macmillan) >>> abstract
(10) a chapter on Discovery's Megalodon mockumentaries and spectral animals (for a volume on Gothic animals) >>> abstract
(11) a chapter on extinction in Thomas Pynchon's oeuvre (for a volume on extinction narratives)
(12) a chapter on Mass Effect and the apocalyptic tradition (with Michael Phillips and Stefan Rabitsch for a volume on the intersections between video games and American Studies)