I am Professor of English Studies
and former Department Chair at Lewis University
, where I teach courses in Victorian literature, Film Studies, and Gothic literature. My current and upcoming publications include book chapters on the poetry of Oscar Wilde, the Gothic fiction of Walter Scott, and adaptations of Jekyll and Hyde
, together with journal articles on neo-Victorian representations of masculinity and the fiction of Ray Bradbury.
EducationPhD in English, the University of Chicago, 1999
MA in English, the University of Chicago, 1992
BA in Communications and English, with honors, Lewis and Clark College, 1987
“Lifting the Veil: Allegory, Ambivalence, and the Scottish Gothic in The Bride of Lammermoor
.” Gothic Britain: Dark Places in the Provinces and Margins of the British Isles
. Eds. William Hughes and Ruth Heholt. University of Wales Press, 2018. 161-78.
“Haunting ‘The Harlot’s House.’” Wilde’s Other Worlds
. Eds. Michael F. Davis and Petra Dierkes-Thrun. Routledge, 2018. 60-83.
“‘You can’t spell subtext without S-E-X’: Supernatural
, Gothic Intertextuality, and the Queer Uncanny.” The Gothic Tradition in
Supernatural: Essays on the Television Series
. Ed. Melissa Edmundson. McFarland Press, 2016. 51-62.
“Rediscovering Pleasure in the English Classroom.” Dimensions of Curiosity: Liberal Learning in the 21st Century
. Ed. Nancy Workman. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2004. 44-57.
“The American Gothic and the Carnivalesque in Something Wicked This Way Comes
.” The New Ray Bradbury Review
6 (2019). Forthcoming in 2019.
“Representations of Masculinity in Neo-Victorian Film and Television.” Neo-Victorian Studies
. Forthcoming in 2019.
“‘The Lady of the House of Love’: Angela Carter’s Vampiric Sleeping Beauty.” Cabinet de Fées: A Fairy Tale Journal
1.2-3 (2007): 145-57.
“‘A good horror has its place in art’: Hardy’s Gothic Strategy in Tess of the d’Urbervilles
.” Studies in the Humanities
32.2 (2005): 93-115.
“Vicious Circle.” The Horror Zine Magazine
. Spring 2015: 20-27.
“Reading ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’” The Jet Fuel Review Blog
. May 6, 2011.
MembershipsHorror Writers Association
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
International Gothic Association
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
Modern Language Association
North American Victorian Studies Association
Sigma Tau Delta, Rho Lamdba Chapter