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 Supernatural's cult status *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 ending human dominance on Earth in The Cabin in the Woods
(4) an article on memory in The Last of Us
(5) an article on hacking the city in the Watch_Dogs games
(6) an article on the animal's point of view in horror movies
(7) an article on man-eating animals in television documentaries *accepted by the European Journal of American Studies*
(8) an article on the politics of eating human meat in Hannibal (with Michael Phillips) *accepted by the Quarterly for Film and Video*
(9) an article on colonialist/imperialist ideas in BioWare games (with Steve Rabitsch & Vanessa Erat) *under peer review*
(-) 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 BioShock Infinite and Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day as 'intermedia twins' (for a collection on the BioShock series under contract with McGill-Queen's University Press) *volume in production* >>> abstract
(3) a chapter on virtual urban spaces in movies and video games (with Sarah Lahm; for the collection Fantastic Cities) *volume under peer review* >>> abstract
(4) 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
(5) a chapter on animal revenge narratives (for a volume on revenge narratives in American literature and popular culture, under contract with Palgrave Macmillan) *completed* >>> abstract
(6) 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
(7) a chapter on Mass Effect's endings (for a volume based on the "Games and Literary Theory" conference series) *volume under peer review* >>> abstract
(8) 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
(9) a chapter on animal avatars in video games (for a volume on 'crossing the human-animal divide' under contract with Routledge) *under editorial review* >>> abstract
(10) 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) *volume under peer review* >>> abstract
(11) a chapter on science fiction franchises (co-authored with Steve Rabitsch for the Cambridge History of Science Fiction) *completed*
(12) a chapter on masculinity and paternity in survival horror (co-authored with Klaus Rieser for a volume on gender & horror) *under editorial review* >>> abstract
(13) a chapter on Canadian bear Horror (for a volume on Canadian science fiction, fantasy, and horror) *volume under peer review* >>> abstract
(14) a chapter on controlling life in Zoo (for a volume on apocalypse television) *revising*
(15) 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)
(16) a chapter on The Order 1886 and the urban gothic (for a volume on recent urban gothic fiction under contract with Palgrave Macmillan) >>> abstract
(17) a chapter on Discovery's Megalodon mockumentaries and spectral animals (for a volume on Gothic animals) >>> abstract
(18) a chapter on extinction in Thomas Pynchon's oeuvre (for a volume on extinction narratives)